Self-rooming clinic cuts infections, pleases patients

A pediatric clinic in Green Bay, Wisconsin, claims to have solved the problem of germy waiting rooms with an innovative "self-rooming" office design, WBAY reports. In the first-of-its kind office, each patient receives a badge and room number at check-in, and then proceeds straight to an exam room stocked with sterilized toys. Infrared sensors inside that badge then track the families and tell nurses and doctors they're roomed and waiting. "It decreases the infection, but also then it gives people privacy," said Donald Beno, M.D., a pediatrician with Aurora BayCare, adding that families have loved the change. Article