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Fujitsu Launches Electronic Paper-based Outpatient Guidance Solution
Like most probably other countries in the world, Japanese Hospital are everything but “patient” friendly and before having the chance to talk to a doctor and this even if you are bleeding to death, you will have to go through a long and painful bureaucratically process and talk to people wearing ties and suites. Now to make thing a bit more bearable, Fujitsu announced today their latest Paper-based outpatient guidance system. Based on the e-paper technology, Wireless Technology and IC-Card, Fujitsu hope to reduce waiting lines and reduce errors are much as possible by :
2.Conveys detailed information
3.Helps clinics with environmental efforts.
Now, make it capable to “Speak” a wide range of languages and Fujitsu you will create the most impressive and user-friendly system EVER !
Through a proprietary wireless communications system, the solution connects electronic card holders (made by Fujitsu General) utilizing electronic paper (e-paper) with both a patient navigation system, which guides patients to examination rooms or diagnostic testing rooms in medical facilities, and an electronic medical record system. This enables detailed guidance information to be delivered to the electronic card holder of an individual patient during their visit, from check-in and calling patients when the doctor is ready to see them, through to payment.
Through the electronic card holder, the solution shows outpatients their place in the queue when waiting for their consultation, and will notify them when they are called through visual displays and vibration. As long as they are within signal range, outpatients do not need to stay in the waiting room, allowing them to spend their time waiting however they find most comfortable and least stressful.
By reducing the time it takes for patients to make their way through, the medical facility can focus more on nursing care. As well, reducing the number of intake terminals and large information displays enables medical facilities to limit energy use and CO2 emissions.
Clinics typically use electronic signage in waiting rooms to show visiting patients who will be called next, which requires all patients to stay near the waiting room. There is an increasing need, therefore, to find ways of relieving patients of the stress of waiting and enabling them to use their time more effectively. Furthermore, healthcare facilities are interested in finding ways to improve the services and amenities they provide to outpatients.
To address this issue, Fujitsu began experimental testing at Fujitsu Laboratories and Fujitsu Clinic in 2009. The testing verified the feasibility of the solution being launched today, a solution that links electronic card holders using e-paper, with an electronic medical record system.
The outpatient information solution will be on display at the HospisionR booth at the International Modern Hospital Show 2010, opening July 14, 2010.