Recent entry to Olea Kiosks TheLab. Written by Richard Slawsky.
Telehealth Kiosk Improving Access
By delivering services where consumers live and work, telehealth providers eye a new, more efficient channel for medical care.
No matter what a person’s political persuasion may be, there’s one thing on which nearly everyone can agree: Healthcare costs continue to rise despite efforts to rein them in. Fortunately, telehealth and self-service kiosks can offer relief.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services expected healthcare expenditures to top $3.35 trillion in 2016. That’s about $10,345 for every man, woman and child in the country. In addition, a study conducted by PricewaterhouseCooper’s Health Research Institute reports that costs won’t drop anytime soon. It predicts spending on health services will increase 6 percent in 2017 and 6.5 percent in 2018.
The pace of increase is unsustainable, and the demand for relief has motivated officials, academics and entrepreneurs alike to examine every aspect of our healthcare system. The goals: increase efficiency, lower costs and extend healthcare options to more people.
We will be showcasing KioCall Video Conferencing at Telehealth 2.0 in Orlando, Florida fromApril 23rd to the 25th at the Orange County Convention Center in Booth 1319. If you are interested in visiting the showcase or meeting with our team, we have tickets available for your use. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets to the show or to request a KioCall demo.
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) invites you to Orlando, Florida, for its annual conference. The ATA 2017 International Conference & Tradeshow is the world’s premiere event in the telehealth industry that brings together professionals to share their expertise and knowledge with their peers. The conference provides an invaluable education experience and an opportunity to attend over 100 sessions that highlight the hottest topics in the telemedicine industry. Take advantage of the multitude of networking opportunities with telehealth professionals from across the industry. Program information.
Free registration info
As a valued customer and friend we want to invite you to come see us at our booth at ATA 2017: Telehealth 2.0 / The Transformation Advantage – April 23-25, 2017at the Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. In fact, we want to provide you with free Exposition only admission to attend!
Exhibit hours are: Sunday, April 23rd, 12:30pm-5:30pm Monday, April 24th, 9:30am-6:30pm Tuesday, April 25th, 10:00am-1:00 pm
The ATA 2017: Telehealth 2.0 | The Transformation Advantage has been bringing together healthcare executives involved in telemedicine for over 20 years. ATA’s Corporate Members and Exhibitors are recognized as industry leaders in the fields of telemedicine, telehealth and mHealth. Come and connect with the decision makers of the healthcare industry at ATA 2017 in Orlando! BUT DON’T DELAY! Register today and take advantage of this offer. This offer is only valid by using the link above.
Editor Note: KioWare has news to share – KioCall is now supported by KioWare for Android! That means you can use an Android tablet and enclosure and KioWare for Android plus KioCall – and create a video conferencing kiosk for an extremely affordable/low cost. (Note: KioWare for Windows supports KioCall, as well).
Quote from KioWare and Laura Miller –
“By bringing video conferencing to secure Android devices, KioWare for Android with KioCall lowers the barrier to entry for any business that wants to offer video conferencing without spending thousands on a kiosk, enclosure, development, & call system. It’s a game changer in efficiency and accessibility in video conferencing.” [read the companion article on emergence of telehealth by Laura]
Press Release – Monday, March 6, 2017
KioWare® has released a new video conferencing product for use with kiosks running KioWare for Android. Version 3.11 of KioWare for Android is also now available, supporting the new KioCall™ remote video conferencing app.
KioCall is a new video conferencing product specifically for use on kiosks running KioWare kiosk software. The new version of KioWare for Android now supports KioCall, enabling easy to configure & deploy kiosk to kiosk – or kiosk to call center – video conferencing. Video conferencing kiosks can add value as a virtual receptionist, remote customer service/sales contact, techical support, doctor/medical contact, and more.
KioWare for Android allows users to secure their Android device into a purposed device or kiosk for customer, employee, or public access. KioWare creates a kiosk environment, setting a start page, custom toolbar, attract mode, and restricting access to only the applications and/or websites allowed. The new KioCall video conferencing app, when used on KioWare for Windows or KioWare for Android, allows kiosk users to initiate or receive video chats with another kiosk, desktop user, or group. Features include queue calling (first available attendant), screen sharing, group calling, and user to user calling.
Version 3.11 of of KioWare for Android (Lite, Basic, & Full with Kiosk Management) has added support for KioCall video conferencing. Using KioWare for Android on a user kiosk and the KioCall application on a receiving PC, users can add video customer service to any kiosk project. Via KioWare’s config tool, a call button can easily be added to the kiosk. This allows kiosk users to call a preset user or group and request customer service. With KioCall, video conferencing is reliable and robust while also extremely inexpensive and requires trivial effort to add to your device.
KioCall works with all KioWare for Windows & KioWare for Android products. KioCall also works for calling independently of KioWare. KioCall is available via an annual subscription with pre-purchased minute plans based on anticipated usage. View the website for details.
KioWare for Android Version 3.11 also adds a number of performance improvements.
This version improves the interaction between “Prevent Screen Sleep” & “Screen Schedule” settings
Camera image capturing is now an available option from HTML file input
When configuring KioWare for Android, options now exist to overwrite the existing settings rather than choosing to merge them into existing settings
Call 717.843.4790 for more information about using video conferencing on your kiosks using KioCall.
Support must be current to upgrade.
For a full description of features added for this and other version of the KioWare product line, view version history.
The Emergence of Telehealth Teleconferencing: Benefits, Uses, and Concerns
Author: Laura Boniello Miller
Date: March 2017
Dealing with illness & the health care system is rarely easy. New technologies can help people to more easily manage their care. Due to shake ups in insurance and an aging population, healthcare providers are utilizing new technologies to reduce costs and provide more efficient access to medical services, care, & information. Teleconferencing is one such technology that is used to improve care and patient outcomes.
Telehealth Technology Provides Access to Healthcare
Doctors may wish to care for people who do not have access to more metropolitan & research oriented institutions & facilities. Individuals in rural areas deserve the same care that people in more densely populated areas take for granted. Skilled nursing facilities, senior housing, and nursing homes often serve patients who need more assistance or expertise than is currently available to them.
KioWare has added a new video conference kiosk product called KioCall that works with KioWare for Windows to add video conferencing to a kiosk.
Video conferencing (via externally run applications) has been available in the past but never has it been so simple to implement and cost effective to run.
KioWare has also released a new version of KioWare for Windows (version 8.9) with support for KioCall, and the addition of a few new supported devices.
From Jim Kruper President of KioWare, “KioCall is a game changer for adding video conferencing capabilities to your kiosk. With KioCall, video conferencing is reliable and robust while also extremely inexpensive and requires trivial effort to add to your device.”
KioWare kiosk software secures your application or website on Windows or Android devices, restricting user access to approved behaviors and protecting user and network data.
KioWare is fully customizable and offers solutions ranging from browser lockdown to full server-based kiosk management. From simple out of the box configurations to more complex integrations, KioWare is trusted by developers, IT professionals, marketers, Fortune 100 corporations, and small business owners. The KioWare team is based in York, Pennsylvania, with an office located in Reading, UK. Choose the best KioWare product for your self-service project and download a fully functioning free trial at KioWare.com.
Infographic on the types and benefits of telemedicine and telehealth kiosks, Includes the types, benefits and treatments.
Healthcare Kiosks for Telemedicine
Telemedicine” is defined as a virtual health care visit that is conducted remotely over telephony and video conferencing. Healthcare kiosks are increasingly being outfitted with telemedicine capabilities to give patients easy access to treatment from remote locations.
The benefits of telemedicine healthcare kiosks are numerous as they reduce the need for in-person doctor visits, which can lower healthcare costs for patients, out office visit wait times, and allow doctors to be more efficient in the time spent diagnosing and treating patients.
Collect diagnostic data like x-rays and lab work at one location and forward to a specialist at another location. This allows a talented specialist to cover a much wider area and patients in remote areas to have access to specialists elsewhere.
2. Remote Patient Monitoring
Track vital signs and other health data while the patient is at home. This is particularly beneficial to patients recovering from surgery.
3. Real-Time Live one-on-one interaction with health care professionals.
Benefits of Telemedicine
1. Cost Savings
Average costs for telemedicine procedures are 19 percent lower and come with equal or better health outcomes than the equivalent in-person treatments.
Emergency room transfers could be reduced by 850,000 per year, resulting in $537 million per year in savings.
Telemedicine healthcare for inmates at correctional facilities can result in $218 million in savings due to reductions in transportation of inmates to off-site health care visits.
With telemedicine kiosks, nursing homes could reduce the number of transfers between their facilities to off-site medical facilities by 7.26 million for an annual cost savings of $806 million dollars.
2. Provide Better Healthcare to Remote Areas
A study published in 2012 of diabetic patients in Cameroon, South Africa, Thailand, and Uganda showed improvements in symptom management for patients using Telemedicine.
3. Telemedicine Treatment ls Approved by Both Doctors and Patients
A 2001 study by the British Journal of General Practice showed that 97% of visits conducted via Telemedicine in the area of rheumatology were given positive reviews by both patients and doctors.
What Can Telemedicine Treat?
Telemedicine is a rapidly advancing field and the ailments that can be treated through interactive healthcare kiosks is constantly expanding. A few of the ailments which are commonly treated through telemedicine kiosks are:
Live interoperability demonstrations will be among the highlights of the HIMSS15 Interoperability Showcase April 13-15 in Chicago. The showcase is the largest at the conference and plays host to vendors including Allscripts, CareFusion, EMC, Epic, GE, Hyland, Infor, InterSystems, McKesson, Merge, Optum, and Oracle.
Explore Healthcare Interoperability At HIMSS15 was last modified: March 18th, 2015 by Kiosk Industry
The kiosks offer Mayo Clinic Health Connection — a new telemedicine delivery system through the HealthSpot platform, which combines cloud-based software and a private walk-in kiosk that offers medical treatment at the workplace.
The kiosk provides high-definition videoconferencing and interactive, digital medical devices that connect patients with physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Mayo Clinic has been a leader in the field of stroke telemedicine, which uses audiovisual technology to connect patients in rural areas with stroke specialists at hub hospitals. Starting at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Ariz., stroke telemedicine subsequently expanded to Mayo’s campus in Jacksonville, Fla. Now, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is a stroke telemedicine hub serving 18 hospitals in the Mayo Clinic Health System in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
“We’re expanding the Mayo Clinic Model of Care for stroke telemedicine to the Upper Midwest. The goal is to bring Mayo Clinic stroke expertise to each of the sites in our health system, through collaboration with physicians and other providers at those sites, and then expand later this year to non-Mayo sites as well,” says Robert D. Brown Jr., M.D., a neurologist at Mayo in Minnesota.
Healthcare kiosk – Mayo Clinic expands telehealth kiosk system was last modified: January 1st, 2016 by Kiosk Industry