The president has issued the challenge for doctor’s offices to go digital. This will make sharing patient records among different doctors much easier and more streamlined so that everyone is getting the same information and a more consistent message. Some technology makers have taken this to the next level by adding an option for paperless check in as well. The problem for many offices, however, is that these are major investments and the safety and security of these electronic tablets is paramount. That’s why some new anti-theft devices for the medical field have been developed. You’ve likely seen these devices being used at retailers, but with the N10 Antenna, your patients would probably never even know it is there. You would need an additional tool, like Alpha Thunder Tags, attached to the tablets in order to trigger the alarm.
First, let’s look at the benefits of a paperless check in system.
First of all, there’s no clipboard full of redundant papers for the patient to fill in. The staff doesn’t have to keep up with ink pens being available for each clip board user either. The patient could go sit in the lobby with the tablet, fill in all the pertinent information, and be done much quicker. This would be a major time-saver and help the office stay on schedule. Plus, if the office was behind on the day’s workload, the patient would be less likely to complain about them being behind if they were able to utilize the tablets once they had completed all their registration tasks. They could check and respond to their emails or just browse the internet. If they had children in tow, or if the children were the patients, they could watch videos or even play games to keep them occupied. (Open internet use may not be available with all devices, but some of the makers of this system do offer this as an option.)
Now of course, these tablets have to be maintained and kept secure. The tablets themselves are very expensive and the office obviously can’t afford to constantly replace them, so there must be safeguards in place. This is where those tools for the medical field I wrote about earlier can come into play. First the N10 Antenna is sleek, compact, and designed for small spaces. The detection ability is still just as powerful, and the office’s tablets will be under constant unseen surveillance. The other tool that the office would need to pair with the N10 Antenna is the Alpha Thunder Tag. These are small and versatile and they have more than one alarm level. Here’s how it works: If a patient were to accidentally (or purposefully) attempt to leave with the paperless check in tablet, the N10 Antenna will alarm (caused by the technology embedded in the Alpha Thunder Tag). This should be enough of a deterrent to convince the person to come back and return the tablet to the desk. However, if they go ahead and walk out the door with the tablet, the Alpha Thunder Tag will self-alarm at that point, and continue to sound to alert staff to its location.
For more information on these and more options to protect your office electronics, contact us or call 1.770.426.0547