Getting emergency room help just got quicker at Derry hospital
Holding her driver's license, Parkland Medical Center employee Gail Bergeron pretends to be a patient who was suffering from a severe migraine headache during a demonstration of a new electronic check-in system . Jeanette Benson, a registrar at Parkland, played the role of greeting Bergeron and asked if she had an ID. (HUNTER MCGEE PHOTO)
The equipment is helping expedite the check-in process for patients arriving at the emergency room.
"It's better than the airport," said Gail Bergeron, a patient access manager for Parkland. "All you do is show your ID and everything pops up on the screen."
Jeanette Benson, a registrar at Parkland, played the role of greeting Bergeron and asked if she had an ID. The license was scanned and Bergeron explained how the history would provide important information doctors might want to know such as any previous visits she had for migraines and if there were certain medications she shouldn't take.
It has been working well since its launch about eight weeks ago, Accashian said.
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