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 »
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.
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.
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