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Medical Receptionist Extinction?

Medical receptionists beware — your days are numbered.

This little gizmo was placed in one of our facility’s lobbies this week. (No, it’s not being used to get your boarding pass at the airport, but it’s amazing the parallels healthcare is taking with the airline industry.)

Instead, it’s used to check in patients presenting to have their blood drawn for prothromin times. Just swipe your credit card, confirm your appointment, sign your name, and away you go!

On seeing this, one doctor exclaimed: “But INR checks are my patients’ only chance to get out and socialize!”

Fortunately for now there are still human assistants there to help patients learn how to use the new device.

-WesMusings of a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist.

*This blog post was originally published at Dr. Wes*


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One Response to “Medical Receptionist Extinction?”

  1. Put in a webcam, and the doc can work from home! The physical exam is overrated anyway.

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