You can also use the Patient Checkin Module which interfaces with the patient flow module.
The patient check in allow patients to sign in in the lobby via touch screen or keyboard/mouse entry. As each patient checks in they will appear in the Waiting Room are in the patient flow.
You can set up the Patient Checkin by creating an icon pointing to pcheckin.exe.
To close the patient checkin use a key combination of crtl and f10. This prevents patients from closing the screen accidentally insuring that it is up at all times.