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  1. Kevin Hughes
    March 10, 2012

    We are using tablet PCs to collect patinet entered information in the waiting room. We have a full consent form that can show up on the Tablet which the patient can sign on the Tablet. See HughesRiskApps.

    The issue is getting the EHR to pull that document in ( it currently must be printed and scanned) and getting people to understand that that is a legal signature.

    Using a separate Signature pad does not seem to be as efficient as just doing everything right on one device.

  2. John
    March 10, 2012

    Kevin,
    Depends on the situation. Wacom has some monitors that could do what you describe too. I’m hoping to try those out at some point. Although, the signature pad can be the right solution where you already have a set of kiosk computers in a clinic for example. Plus, it’s easier for EHR vendors to integrate with a signature pad than the tablets from what I’ve seen. User acceptance of it as a legal signature is better too since they’ve been signing for credit cards this way for years.

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