Glory Star, a leading provider and manufacturer of commercial-grade tablet solutions, is helping to smooth out the check-in process for Willapa Medical Clinic — formerly Pacific Family Health Center — in South Bend, Washington with its TAURI Temperature Check Tablet. The patent-pending intelligent self-service system quickly scans incoming patients and guests for fevers to help limit exposure to potential cases of COVID-19.
TAURI combines Glory Star’s expertise of creating and programming commercial-grade tablet solutions with the leading sensor hardware to create a fast, worry-free, and healthy experience. Patients simply walk up to the tablet, and it intelligently detects their face and scans their temperature from up to 3 feet away. Results are delivered in less than three seconds.
“As a medical provider, we have to see patients who are potentially infected — whether it’s with COVID-19 or the flu — while protecting those waiting to be seen,” said Mary McAllister, rural health clinic manager at Willapa Medical Clinic. “Before, we were reaching through the registration window to take everyone’s temperature with a tympanic thermometer. It was cumbersome and required a great deal of contact. With TAURI, they can scan themselves right when they walk in. This has sped up our registration process and made it easier for our ageing patients who we sometimes struggled to reach.”
For Willapa Medical Clinic, the tablet eliminates the need for another person to perform scans and prevents any skin contact. As a result, the health provider is able to assess quickly the next steps for check-in. When a temperature is detected, staff will hear the special chime that lets them know to move the patient into an exam room immediately.
“We are incredibly thankful to the dedication and hard work of today’s medical providers and staff,” commented Cindy Cheung, chief commercial officer of Glory Star. “TAURI was created for facilities such as Willapa Medical Clinic where, before doctors can begin their assessment, receptionists need to perform the initial intake. It can give them the information they need quickly and without contact so they can determine the best course of action to limit any potential exposure to COVID-19 and other viruses.”