"Patients at Staffa Health Centre, Tibshelf will soon be able to use touch-screens to announce their arrival at the local surgery and be able to access their patient records using a system that will recognise them by their fingerprints.
Staffa Health is one of four practices in North-East Derbyshire who have worked together to win an innovations award, enabling them to introduce the latest technology to support patients in achieving better health. The fingerprint recognition system has been developed in a London practice by two medical students and is now being offered around the country. This will be the first installation in the north of England."
Not too sure how fingerprint technology will help "achieving better health". Hey call me dull, boring and predictable but I might have suggested using the dosh on additional health professionals.
Im sure this is all optional at the moment, but how long before it becomes part of the norm and almost impossible, or at least very inconvenient, not to comply?