OKI Printing Solutions, a Tokyo based company, is showing off its video kiosks at the ongoing Medica 2008 conference in Germany. The company believes the touch screen devices can provide an increased level of efficiency in handling patients at hospitals and clinics.
From the press release:
Realized in partnership with the Protonia IT Foundation and FIRMENNET Thiel GmbH, a systems/network provider, eGis is a comprehensive solution based on an exceptionally user-friendly kiosk concept developed by OKI. This electronic healthcare information system, the first practical application of the kiosk terminal, allows doctors, hospitals and other caregivers to provide their patients with easy access to all types of useful information regarding health and medicine, while at the same time creating an interactive communication channel. For example, patients can use the kiosk terminal to research the contra-indications and side effects of specific medicines, to find out new medical products and services available on the market, or to set up a medical appointment. Moreover, the patient can use an electronic health ID card (eGK) to easily input a wide range of personal medical data into the system.