Las Vegas, July 11, 2016 – Kiosk News – Rick Kobal has joined the SlabbKiosks’ sales team. The announcement was made today by the company’s President, Peter te Lintel Hekkert. He indicated the move was necessary as the company continues to expand its customer base and increase production. “We are very pleased to welcome Rick to our team,” said te… Read More »
By Sidi Mohamed
DOHA: Automated self-service kiosks that would vend prescription medicines at the new Women’s Hospital are likely to begin operating after a month.
The kiosks are currently functioning on an experimental basis.
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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.
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.
HIMSS Review Part 2 – Efficiency – Patient Check-In Apr 29, 2016 In the last post I covered some of the issues and advances in money and payments in healthcare. This article explores efficiencies in regard to Patient Check-In. Cost is perspective dependent– Your opinion or benefit from a healthcare spend is relative to your position in the healthcare… Read More »
Columbus, Ohio-based CrossChx, which has developed a secure, tablet-based patient check-in system, called Queue, raised $15 million from Silicon Valley Bank, Khosla Ventures, Drive Capital, NCT Ventures, and Moonshots Capital.
New blog entry with infographic listing 4 benefits including ADA Compliance, Patient Satisfaction, Cost Savings & Efficiencies, and Interoperability.
Olea always provides lots of datapoints and metrics and this healthcare kiosk benefits infographic continues that trend.
The MindKare kiosk is a freestanding computer station with an interactive display screen that provides users with a quick and easy way to check on their mental and behavioral health. The kiosk asks users to take an online self-assessment, and provides information on mental and behavioral health conditions along with resources for local treatment options. The kiosk screens for conditions such as anxiety, depression and substance abuse.
The HealthSpark Foundation, which formerly operated as the North Penn Community Health Foundation based in Colmar, Pa., is providing about $60,000 for the purchase, installation and related training for MindKare kiosks at five locations in Montgomery County. HealthSpark launched the initiative in a partnership with Screening for Mental Health Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Wellesley Hills, Mass., and the Philadelphia-based Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation.
Russell Johnson, Spark Foundation’s president and CEO, said too often health assessment by primary-care doctors focuses on the neck down.
“There another part of the body that needs attention as well,” he said. “We know that early intervention for mental and behavioral health disorders is critical.”
Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson is rolling out his vision for the future of American health care in a series of new California clinics.
Nice read on new Kaiser user experience. Reminds me of new Centura hospital which just went in around the corner from me here in Denver.
The experience starts with the waiting rooms, which take their cues from retail and hospitality. At the Manhattan Beach outpost, the vibe is warm, West Coast modernism: There’s lots of wood, natural light, and inviting touches, such as a living wall of green plants. A pair of ATM–like kiosks near the front door allow members to check themselves in if they prefer not to wait for the tablet-wielding receptionist. They receive a text alert when the doctor is ready.
Kaiser’s new spaces are also about keeping costs low: They are designed to be more efficient at serving patients. The first 10 hubs are projected to boost the number of face-to-face visits per exam room by between 20% and 40% and to deliver overall square-footage cost savings of 10%, thanks to space-conscious floor plans, redesigned collaborative work flows, and investments in new technologies.
ATLANTA, Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Clearwave to showcase self-service patient check-in solution at HIMSS16. Kiosk and desktop demonstrations will…
The Clearwave self-serve medical check-in system improves workflow, streamlines the check-in process, and increases patient engagement as a result of its implementation. Additional benefits include improved patient satisfaction and overall experience because of myriad benefits the system provides. According to company research, patients spend an average of 21 minutes in health care waiting rooms that do not use self-service check-in software. Meanwhile, patient check-in registration times were reduced to just three minutes for clients using the Clearwave system.
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The postmortem on HealthSpot continues even while there is news that another telehealth provider pulled in another $40M in capital investment. We’re not entirely sure HealthSpot failed though the lack of contact would indicate so. Medcity did the first “wrap” on things in their article. Was HealthSpot mismanaged? Were freestanding kiosks too expensive, 1990s technology in a world… Read More »
Higi currently has stations in nearly 10,000 retail locations and averages over one million tests per week, serving 30 million people. According to the company, one in ten Americans have used a higi station to monitor their health and approximately 75% of the U.S. population now lives within 5 miles of a kiosk.
“higi was founded on a simple but elusive idea: when individuals are empowered with their vital health stats (i.e., blood pressure, BMI, weight, pulse and body composition) and motivated through challenges and incentives, they make better decisions that lead to improved health outcomes,” said CEO Jeff Bennett in a statement. “We are very fortunate to have investors and a board of directors who share higi’s belief that small but meaningful steps can create lasting health habits.”
In August, 2014, the startup merged with StayHealthy, a producer of affordable, medical-grade health monitoring devices, and formed the largest connected retail health kiosk network in the country. Since then, higi has added a mobile app and web portal, allowing users to easily collect, monitor, and share their health information. The secure platform also enables healthcare stakeholders to more efficiently engage with consumers and patients.
“higi is a unique company because it understands and delivers on the promise that consumers who are empowered with their real-time biometric data often make better health decisions,” added William Wrigley, Jr., Chairman of higi.
Fast-growing Columbus startup CrossChx Inc. this week debuted Queue, a digital check-in system for hospital waiting rooms that reduced wait times by 80 percent at test hospitals. It synchronizes with the company’s system for securely uniting and correcting a patient’s medical records linked to a fingerprint. Next year the company plans a mobile health-data app, all towards creating an “Internet” for health records with each patient serving as an IP address.
Telemedicine service provider Doctor on Demand has inked a deal with kiosk-maker Computerized Screening Inc. (CSI) to use CSI’s Virtual eClinic stations. Source: medcitynews.com
Company hopes to bring ‘doc-in-a-box’ medical kiosk to large employers A quick update for Hygeia – they apparently are still hard at work in The Iron Yard digital health accelerator program. Rumor is they will have their first prototype kiosk ready for testing next week, and we are on the top of the list to receive the promotional… Read More »
From anxiety over test results to anxiousness while sitting in a hospital bed, patients need every tool possible to help relieve stress. One of these tools that can make the process of hospital visits easier are health care kiosks. Source: www.kioskmarketplace.com
Healthcare Interoperability at HIMSS
Bellevue-based Outerwall, which is best known for operating Redbox and Coinstar machines, is continuing to add new kiosks to its fleet. Source: www.bizjournals.com Writeup on latest from Coinstar and SampleIt. Also at CES 2015. There are more than 40,000 Redbox machines spread across the country, 20,000 Coinstars, 1,500 ecoATMs, 700 Coinstar Exchanges and 50 SAMPLEits.
Data protection officials have vowed to investigate claims that new check-in screens at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary display patients’ addresses and phone numbers for all to see. The self check-in terminals for outpatients were recently installed in the mainreception at the infirmary. But The Examiner has learned the new automated system has sparked several complaints. One lady, who did… Read More »
Florida Blue and Miami Children’s Hospital have partnered to offer HealthSpot’s telehealth kiosks at the company’s retail center in Miami for Florida Blue members. Source: hitconsultant.net