EMR Tablets & Signature Pads

Discussion created by on Feb 14, 2018
Latest reply on Feb 18, 2018 by steve132221

We are getting ready to go chartless (not cloud based) next month and I have ordered a few Surface Pro's for the doctors to use in the rooms to show the x-ray to the patient.  We have computers in each room and the assistant will use that computer while the doctor is using the tablet.  My question is what is your workflow with tablets/signature pads/computers?  If we have a signature pad, that ties up the computer while the patient is signing the consent so that the assistant can't do other charting while the consent is being completed.  I don't want to have to purchase a Surface Pro for each assistant if I can help it but I don't see another alternative other than tying up that patient room longer while the one computer is being used by the patient?