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Patient engagement a surprise benefit of tablet-based registration

Patients arriving for appointments at Academic Allergy and Asthma Center of South Florida typically received a clipboard full of paperwork to fill out, a repetitive and duplicative practice common at most physician practices.

But this past June, the practice became a beta test site for a new patient engagement platform. Now, when patients arrive, they use a tablet computer to complete registration documents—they do little writing, but complete their work by tapping a finger on the tablet to fill in the blanks.

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