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PatientWay Rescue Project for Oakland County Hospital Kiosks

Written by Jay Lawrence on March 12th, 2014. Posted in Canadian Healthcare, Electronic medical records, Hospital information systems, Hospital kiosk, Hospital process redesign, Patient Access Services, Patient Self-Service, PatientWay

Three years ago Oakland County Hospital in Detroit, Michigan implemented a new self-service kioskfor patients to check-in for appointments on arrival. The system was practical but when bugs became apparent and screens changes needed to be addressed the original vendor walked away from system support. As a result, Oakland County asked PatientWay in conjunction with Slabb to provide a new solution.

PatientWay implemented a simple, easy to use, and upgradeddesign interface to the hospital’s kiosks. PatientWay’s design elements included clear, simple, and vision impaired compatible colouring.   This can be seen in the screen shows below that provide a comparison of the before and after the upgrade:

Front Screen

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At first glance the previous interface has a seemingly simple design but the clear instruction that the kiosks were there for Patients to Register or Check-in had become lost.  PatientWay’s intuitive and focused homepage clearly tells a patient that they are registering into a clinical department and promotes branding awareness for the hospital.

These next two examples also provide good examples of the clarity of PatientWay’s interface.

Choosing a Procedure

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Entering your name

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On 24 February 2014, the newly designed interface and flow went live with PatientWay Check-in and Registration Hospital Kiosks. The feedback from Bobby Macedo, Product manager was positive with comments from patients and customers like “Ooh, this is so much better” and “this is way easier than before”.

PatientWay was very happy to work with Bobby Macedo, Oakland’s Project Manager; Katy Phipps, Head of IT and Leigh-Anne Stafford, MSA Chief.

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