Category Archives: Telemedicine kiosk

Telehealth Kiosk – KioWare Exhibiting at ATA show – free passes

Telehealth kioskWe will be showcasing KioCall Video Conferencing at Telehealth 2.0 in Orlando, Florida from April 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 sales@kioware.com 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.

Registration is quick & easy!

For more information, please visit: www.ata2017.org




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Press release – KioWare for Android now supports KioCall!

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

KioCallKioWare® 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 KioskKioCall 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.

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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.

  • Support has been added for a Scripting ACL to control access to KioWare Javascript functions – a new developer-friendly tool.
  • 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.

All of these products are available as a free trial with nag screen. Existing clients have the ability to upgrade.

KioWare has been providing OS, desktop, and browser lockdown security for the kiosk and self-service industry since 2001.




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Emergence of Telehealth Teleconferencing: Benefits, Uses, and Concerns

The Emergence of Telehealth Teleconferencing: Benefits, Uses, and Concernstelemedicine kiosk

  • Type: Article
  • Author: Laura Boniello Miller
  • Date: March 2017
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TeleconferencingDealing 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.

Read the full article by Laura Miller




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HealthSpot assets snapped up by former customer Rite Aid for $1.15M

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Retail pharmacy chain Rite Aid has purchased the assets of shuttered telemedicine kiosk company HealthSpot at auction for $1.15 million, according to MedCity News.

Source: mobihealthnews.com

The future of telehealth for Rite Aid is uncertain because the future of Rite Aid is uncertain. Last October Walgreen said they would acquire Rite Aid. But the FTC has not okayed that merger.

 

The merger result would have a 46.5 percent market, compared to CVS’s 30 percent. The FTC recently killed the proposed Staples-Office Depot merger.

 

Note that Higi, another kiosk company, also works with Rite Aid. Higi is to install +4,000 kiosks to Rite Aid stores — much bigger than company ever had with HealthSpot.




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Telemedicine kiosk by Olea

Source: www.olea.com

Infographic on the types and benefits of telemedicine and telehealth kiosks, Includes the types, benefits and treatments.

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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.

1.  Store-and-Forward

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:

– Allergies
– Arthritic Pain
– Asthma
– Bronchitis
– Colds and Flu
– Diarrhea
– Infections
– Insect Bites
– Pharyngitis
– Cellulitis
– Sore Throats
– Sprains & Strains
– Bladder Infections
– Conjunctivitis
– Rashes
– Respiratory Infections
– Sinusitis
– Skin lnflammations
– UTls
– Sports Injuries
– Vomiting

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Olea Kiosks has been building award-winning interactive kiosks for 40 years. Contact Olea today to find out how our standard and custom healthcare kiosks can benefit your business.




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Explore Healthcare Interoperability At HIMSS15

Healthcare Interoperability at HIMSSHealthcare Interoperability HIMSS

If you’re attending HIMSS15 in Chicago, be sure to check out the conference’s biggest display – the interoperability showcase. By Katie…

Source: www.healthitoutcomes.com

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.




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Tele-Robot kiosk highlights ER in Burleson

Plaza Medical Center opens next week and the Tele-Robot Kiosk is amazing.

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By Tammye Nash/reporter3@trcle.com

When Plaza Medical Center’s new ER in Burleson opens to the public on April 15, patients will have the benefit of the latest technological advances.

Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth is a Hospital Corporation of America North Texas Division hospital, and the ER in Burleson is a department of Plaza Medical Center. The ER in Burleson was introduced to the community with a grand opening celebration Saturday.

The technology in Burleson’s newest ER facility starts with the

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patient kiosk just inside the entry door that allows patients to check in themselves and includes a robot that allows specialists at Plaza Medical Center’s main campus in the Fort Worth to treat patients from afar. The technology includes state-of-the art digital imaging and lab equipment, and even a mechanism that allows staff to turn a treatment room into a safe room for patients at risk of harming themselves.

The In Touch Health tele-robot can move from room to room and is completely interactive, PMC CEO Clay Franklin said.

“It’s a bit eerie, really, when it comes in and starts talking to you,” he said.

The robot includes an audio connection and a view screen that allows the patients to see and communicate with the physicians in a different location. The doctors can zoom in or out and speak with the patient, and the robot takes readings —heart rate, blood pressure, etc. — that allow the doctors, on site and elsewhere, to make quick, accurate diagnoses.

Franklin said that Plaza Medical Center in Fort Worth is already the first comprehensive stroke treatment hub in the area, since it is home to the Texas Stroke Institute. With strokes, he said, “speed of care is critical,” and with the tele-robot technology, stroke victims at the ER in Burleson will have access to all the specialized knowledge that will help create the best outcome in treatment.

– Read rest of article at: http://www.cleburnetimesreview.com/local/x694518890/Technology-highlights-ER-in-Burleson#sthash.iO8iyuHH.dpuf




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