The actual application of touch varies within healthcare environments. Interactive digital signage can be used as informational displays or wayfinding devices. Digital displays also can be used as educational tools; interns might use an interactive touch display and a software program to study human anatomy or other subjects.
Healthcare environments could use touch monitors, too. A touch monitor or display could be used to monitor a patient or to ease the check-in process. It might be used for facility communications. For instance, a healthcare professional could check a patient into the radiology department via a touch monitor, then track that patient’s arrival to the radiology department and subsequent return to his or her room. A touch monitor also could be used for administrative functions or diagnostic and clinical reviews.