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Health Promot Perspect. 2014 Jul 12;4(1):1-8. doi: 10.5681/hpp.2014.001. eCollection 2014.

Medical utilization of kiosks in the delivery of patient education: a systematic review.

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1
Department of Emergency Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA.
2
Department of Emergency Medicine, Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School, New Jersey, USA.
3
Department of Medicine, Section of Emergency Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The utilization of kiosks has previously been shown to be effective for collecting information, delivering educational modules, and providing access to health information. We discuss a review of current literature for the utilization of kiosks for the delivery of patient education.

METHODS:

The criteria for inclusion in this literature review were: (1) study discusses the utilization of kiosks for patient health education; (2) study discusses the use of touch screens for patient health information; (3) published in English. Our review includes searches via MEDLINE databases and Google Scholar for the years 1996-2014.

RESULTS:

Overall, 167 articles were screened for final eligibility, and after discarding duplicates and non-eligible studies with abstract. Full-text review of 28 articles was included in the final analysis.

CONCLUSION:

The review of available literature demonstrates the effectiveness of touch screen kiosks to educate patients and to improve healthcare, both at a performance and cost advantage over other modes of patient education.

KEYWORDS:

Kiosk education; Medical kiosk; Patient education

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