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Gallery: Doctor - please report to the touchscreen

King's College Hospital will move towards self-service healthcare with Europe's largest rollout of touchscreen medical kiosks.

From early autumn patients at the London hospital will be greeted by the NCR MediKiosk, a touchscreen computer that allows patients to notify hospital staff they have arrived and update their contact details.

A total of 50 kiosks are being deployed at the hospital's dermatology, haematology, orthopaedics, urology and general surgery clinics as part of the wider NCR patient automated arrival system being fitted at the hospital.

The kiosks will eventually take over more roles from receptionists and clinical staff, targeting patients with health messages on waiting room displays and showing reminders of essential information, such as not to eat before an operation.

Photo credit: NCR Corporation

This gallery was originally posted on silicon.com.

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