Concern over data protection of new Huddersfield hospital check-in kiosk system

By | May 12, 2014
Patient check-in kiosk design in UK

Data protection officials have vowed to investigate claims that new check-in screens at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary display patients’ addresses and phone numbers for all to see.

Patient check-in kiosk design in UK

Patient check-in kiosk design in UK

Patient check-in kiosk design in UK

Patient check-in kiosk design in UK

The self check-in terminals for outpatients were recently installed in the mainreception at the infirmary.

But The Examiner has learned the new automated system has sparked several complaints.

One lady, who did not want to be named, claimed the hospital was breaking the Data Protection Act.

The Data Protection Act in the UK was passed in 1998 and could be considered equivalent to the HIPAA standards in the US.

Author: News Editor

Kiosk manufacturer experience since 1993. Engineer for Verizon Bill Pay kiosks while at KIS in Colorado. Extensive device knowledge for printers, scanners, currency, PCI, ADA, touch screen technology, outdoor, biometrics such as fingerprint and IRIS. Runs and manages the current kiosk association, KMA. Works with U.S. Access Board on ADA and accessibility. PCI SSC participating organization. Member of National Retail Federation (NRF) and National Restaurant Association.