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Healthcare Kiosks – CVS Moves Healthcare Closer To Customers

At stores and online, health care moves closer to customers

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In this Thursday, May 30, 2019 photo, family Nurse Practitioner Serena Lopez exits an exam room at the new HealthHUB inside a CVS store in Spring, Texas. HealthHUB locations offer a broader range of health care services, new product categories, digital tools and on-demand health kiosks, trusted advice and personalized care. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Health care is moving closer to patients.

Drugstores are expanding the care and support they offer, and telemedicine is bringing doctors and therapists to the family room couch as the system shifts to help people stay healthy and attract customers who want convenience.

CVS Health offered the latest example on Tuesday, announcing plans to expand a new store format that will provide dietitians, help people monitor chronic diseases and add community rooms that can be used for yoga classes. The drugstore chain, which quit selling tobacco several years ago, said it will open 1,500 of these so-called HealthHub stores nationally by the end of 2021.

“The ultimate goal is bring more health services into people’s communities where they can access them as part of their daily life,” Executive Vice President Dr. Alan Lotvin said.

CVS rival Walgreens is experimenting with primary care clinics, and insurers are expanding coverage of things like dietitian visits, hoping that keeping people healthy will reduce costs and keep them out of expensive hospitals.

The added convenience sounds good in theory, but these newer care options will have to earn patient trust, said Harvard researcher Dr. Ateev Mehrotra, who has studied retail clinics.

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In this Thursday, May 30, 2019 photo, the entrance to a CVS store with the new HealthHUB is shown in Spring, Texas. CVS Health is pushing deeper into health services with plans to add dietitians, medical equipment and space for the occasional yoga class to 1,500 stores over the next few years. Its HealthHub stores will have about twice as much space devoted to health care as other locations and will aim to help people with chronic conditions like diabetes. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

“This is going to take a lot of cultural change for patients to feel that this is a reasonable option for them,” he said.

CVS Health, based in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, runs more than 9,800 retail locations nationally. Late last year, it added health insurance when it acquired one of the nation’s biggest insurers, Aetna, in a roughly $69 billion deal that is still being reviewed by a federal judge.

Soon after announcing that deal, CVS officials started talking about plans to provide more health care help to customers. Late last year, the company started testing HealthHub stores in Houston.

Aside from visits with dietitians, these stores also give customers a chance to get screened for eye problems caused by diabetes, talk to a pharmacist about their treatment plan or get help tracking their blood pressure.

CVS Health said it will add more of these stores to the Houston market this year and expand to Atlanta, the Philadelphia area and Tampa. The company plans to run 1,500 HealthHub stores by the end of 2021.

Separately, Walgreens will start adding primary care clinics next to some of its stores in the Houston area through a partnership with VillageMD. It’s also testing clinics in Kansas City that focus on older patients through a deal with the insurer Humana.

Walgreens, which still sells tobacco, wants to create what its leaders call “health care neighborhoods” with its stores and improve access to primary care.

healthcare kiosks - CVS
In this Thursday, May 30, 2019 photo, a kiosk is shown inside a CVS store with the new HealthHUB in Spring, Texas. HealthHUB locations offer a broader range of health care services, new product categories, digital tools and on-demand health kiosks, trusted advice and personalized care. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

“We have an aging population,” Walgreens executive Dr. Pat Carroll said. “It is difficult in many communities to actually find a primary care physician.”

As they expand into care, the drugstore chains will face competition that includes major doctor groups and hospital systems that have their own support staff working to keep patients healthy.

The management of chronic illnesses has become a big source of health care spending, noted Mehrotra, the Harvard researcher.

“This is sort of the pot at the end of the rainbow that everyone wants to get to,” he said.

  • healthcare kiosks - CVS
    In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, the CVS Health logo appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. CVS Health is pushing deeper into customer health again with plans to add dietitians, medical equipment and space for the occasional yoga class to 1,500 stores. The drugstore chain that quit selling tobacco several years ago said Tuesday, June 4, 2019, it will expand a store model it started testing recently. Its HealthHub stores will have around twice as much space devoted to health care as other locations and will aim to help people with chronic conditions like diabetes stay healthy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
  • healthcare kiosks - CVS
    In this Thursday, May 30, 2019 photo, a sign advertises services available at a CVS store with the new HealthHUB in Spring, Texas. HealthHUB locations offer a broader range of health care services, new product categories, digital tools and on-demand health kiosks, trusted advice and personalized care. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
  • healthcare kiosks - CVS
    In this Thursday, May 30, 2019 photo, the new HealthHUB is shown inside a CVS store in Spring, Texas. The drugstore chain that quit selling tobacco several years ago said Tuesday, June 4 it will expand the store model it started testing recently. Its HealthHub stores will have around twice as much space devoted to health care as other locations and will aim to help people with chronic conditions like diabetes stay healthy. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
  • healthcare kiosks - CVS
    In this Thursday, May 30, 2019 photo, a sign shows services available at a CVS store with the new HealthHUB in Spring, Texas. HealthHUB locations offer a broader range of health care services, new product categories, digital tools and on-demand health kiosks, trusted advice and personalized care. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
  • healthcare kiosks - CVS
    This Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, file photo shows a CVS Pharmacy in Pittsburgh. CVS Health is pushing deeper into health services with plans to add dietitians, medical equipment and space for the occasional yoga class to 1,500 stores over the next few years, the chain announced Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
  • healthcare kiosks - CVS
    In this Thursday, May 30, 2019 photo, a CVS store with the new HealthHUB is shown in Spring, Texas. CVS Health is pushing deeper into health services with plans to add dietitians, medical equipment and space for the occasional yoga class to 1,500 stores over the next few years. The drugstore chain’s HealthHub stores will have about twice as much space devoted to health care as other locations and will aim to help people with chronic conditions like diabetes. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
  • healthcare kiosks - CVS
    In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, the CVS Health logo appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. CVS Health is pushing deeper into customer health again with plans to add dietitians, medical equipment and space for the occasional yoga class to 1,500 stores. The drugstore chain that quit selling tobacco several years ago said Tuesday, June 4, 2019, it will expand a store model it started testing recently. Its HealthHub stores will have around twice as much space devoted to health care as other locations and will aim to help people with chronic conditions like diabetes stay healthy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
  • healthcare kiosks - CVS
    In this Thursday, May 30, 2019 photo, a sign advertises services available at a CVS store with the new HealthHUB in Spring, Texas. HealthHUB locations offer a broader range of health care services, new product categories, digital tools and on-demand health kiosks, trusted advice and personalized care. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Mehrotra also said these growing options for care may have to overcome patient reluctance. He said people have grown comfortable using drugstores for flu shots or to treat colds. But asking a drugstore to help manage diabetes is another matter.

In that case, patients worry about whether their regular doctor will be notified of the drugstore care, and they may want to see the same person each time they visit.

Another physician, New Hampshire-based internist Kevin Pho, said he also worries that drugstores may use their health care services to drum up prescription business or sales in the rest of their store.

CVS is offering additional health care in stores many customers already visit routinely and is focused on putting those customers on “a path to better health,” Executive Vice President Kevin Hourican said.

At stores and online, health care moves closer to customers

In this Thursday, May 30, 2019 photo, a sign advertises wellness services available at a CVS store with the new HealthHUB Thursday, in Spring, Texas. HealthHUB locations offer a broader range of health care services, new product categories, digital tools and on-demand health kiosks, trusted advice and personalized care. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Frequent CVS customer Grace Bennett said she thinks the expanded health care services are a “fantastic step.”

The 28-year-old New Yorker has diabetes that led to eye surgery. She said screenings for that condition and other health care services available through the drugstores will make it easier for people to get help without having to juggle schedules or worry about finding an open appointment.

“I think they’ll be helpful to a whole lot of people,” she said.

Kroger Adds Higi Self-Service Health Kiosks to Roundy’s Stores

Health stations now available at all Roundy’s Supermarkets banners in Illinois and Wisconsin

Kroger Adds Higi Health Stations to Roundy's Stores

The Kroger Co. has expanded its partnership with consumer health engagement company Higi to put its self-service smart health stations in Roundy’s Supermarkets in Illinois and Wisconsin, including Pick ‘n Save, Mariano’s, Copps and Metro Market banners.

Kroger and Higi have worked together since 2011, with solutions at 2,100 stores in the Kroger network. The higi stations offer free health screenings and interactive educational content. Consumers can also choose to work with a trusted healthcare organization through the system.

Read full post on Progressive Grocer

CTS Launches Software for Check-In Workflow

Healthcare Software for Patient Check-In

Menomonee Falls, WI: Connected Technology Solutions (CTS) launched a workflow automation software product for kiosk users across all industries this week. Kwerk is the name of the new software, capable of quick, secure self-service without onsite servers. The software streamlines administrative processes by allowing users to check-in, update demographics, sign forms and make payments – ideal for businesses in healthcare, hospitality, security and transportation.

The software is fully customizable and can be branded to be consistent with any client’s brand standards. Capabilities of the software include: document and resources management, payment collection, real time data updates and API integration. Installing Kwerk can traditionally be done completely remotely, reducing employers’ on-site expenses.

Currently, Kwerk is integrated with AthenaHealth and Indian Health Services, with more integrations and deployments to be released in the fall of 2019. Ben Heise, Director of New Product Development at CTS, offered “Patient self-service is just the beginning. Kwerk was designed and is implemented to facilitate workflows from all industries. By providing
a cloud-based workflow solution on Chrome, Kwerk can be quickly implemented and launched to minimize the implementation take time and maximize ROI.”  Heise and the team at CTS intend to take a proactive approach for identifying more applications for Kwerk, as applications for the software seem limitless.

About Connected Technology Solutions: Connected Technology Solutions (CTS) is the thought leader in branded user experiences including point of purchase kiosks, digital signage, interactive displays and retail fixtures, with an extensive roster of clients in the healthcare, retail, hospitality, transportation industries and more. Recognized for its outstanding creative talent and innovative engineering, the Wisconsin-based company has won numerous prestigious awards for its customized software and hardware design, implementation, and customer service and support since its founding in 2002. CTS is the parent company of CTS Healthcare Services and Mighty Touch. For more information, visit connectedts.com.

High-tech light therapy kiosk aims to combat Vitamin D deficiency, launches with clinical trials –

High-tech light therapy kiosk aims to combat Vitamin D deficiency, launches with clinical trials –health kiosk

Vitamin D deficiency is one of most common health problems in the United States. Studies have found that as many as three-fourths of teens and adults in the U.S. may not be getting enough of the vitamin. Seattle-based startup Solius is working to combat that problem with a light therapy kiosk that…

Source: www.geekwire.com

The company enrolled 150 people in its initial clinical trial in the Seattle area, a step that is required before the device can be submitted for approval to the FDA. One kiosk in the trial was placed on Bainbridge Island, a 30-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle, and another was placed at Joint Base Lewis-McCord, where Solius is working with the military on a clinical trial about war fighter readiness.

Hennessey said that the company didn’t seek out those with a vitamin D deficiency to take part in the trial. Rather, the company wanted to see who would self-refer to use the Solius device.

The user experience is entirely self-serve, though Hennessey said the company places the kiosks in areas like care centers where medical staff is nearby.

We’re doing something that we believe will be better than any pharmaceutical drug, and we believe it’s the future of medicine.

Because the Solius is regulated as a non-invasive medical device, the process for FDA approval is more relaxed than for a pharmaceutical drug. Solius is not conducting a randomized clinical trial to test the device’s effectiveness, for example, something most drugs must go through before they reach the market.

https://www.geekwire.com/2018/high-tech-light-therapy-kiosk-aims-combat-vitamin-d-deficiency-launches-clinical-trials/

Healthcare Kiosk provide employees with online access to health care

Healthcare Kiosk
Healthcare Kiosk

WESTVILLE — Like something out of a science-fiction movie, patients can step into the telemedicine kiosk, tap a screen to connect face-to-face with a physician, and talk about their symptoms.

Source: www.thenewsdispatch.com

Anthem Blue Cross in the correctional space with telemedicine kiosks.

Press Release – Olea Kiosks Wins Multiple Innovation Awards

Olea Wins Kioskmarketplace Awards

The Kioskmarketplace Innovation Awards to be presented at the ICX Summit, Jun. 5-7 in Dallas, Texas announced the winners and Olea Kiosks was judged the best of class in three different categories.

Decaux charging kiosk. Click for full size image

“We are blown away and grateful for the recognition,” said Frank Olea, CEO and third-generation leader of the Los Angeles-based self-service manufacturer. “We work very hard to engineer, manufacture and deliver the best kiosks in the world, and we couldn’t be more thrilled that Kiosk Marketplace and its expert readers have honored us in this way.”

The three categories included Telecom with JCDecaux cellphone-charging unit for airports, their Monte Carlo for Gaming loyalty, and the Verona in the healthcare segment.

“I’m so grateful for my team,” Olea said. “Everyone plays a role in this. Our sales people always have their ears to the ground, listening for trends and market needs. Our engineers are brilliant in overcoming any challenge we throw at them. Our designers know that it’s not enough for a kiosk to work great, it also has to look great. The staff in our factory who make each kiosk by hand are more committed to quality than any crew I’ve ever worked with.”

Olea Kiosk PR in pdf

KMC Innovative Awards release in pdf

Olea Showing New Healthcare Offerings at HIMSS

Note: Olea announces new healthcare products at HIMSS 2017 and includes new models for patient check-in. New tablet offering will be there with telehealth telemedicine demo.  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New Healthcare Kiosk, Telemedicine Telehealth and Tablet Products at HIMSS

Olea Kiosks has announced it will launch an all-new line of healthcare kiosks for patient check-in at HIMSS 2017 next week in Orlando, Fla.  Booth 4379.

The company’s healthcare kiosks have completed millions of patient check-ins across the U.S. for leaders such as Kaiser-Permanente, Cedars-Sinai, BlueCross BlueShield and others.

“Healthcare is very important to us,” said Frank Olea, CEO of the Los Angeles-based tech and manufacturing company.

“It’s a huge opportunity right now to do great things and really make a difference in the way patients interact with their providers, and the way providers can streamline the business side of their facilities and become more competitive.”

That’s why his company decided to invest the time and other resources to improve their product line, focusing on two models the company believes will lead the industry going forward.

“After last year’s show, we examined our existing products, the needs we were meeting in the market, and how we could serve the market better. This year, you’ll see the results of that thinking.”

The 2017 Olea Kiosks healthcare line includes:

Verona—Olea’s flagship model. Verona includes a powerful set of features with the industry’s only no-effort height-adjustability to ensure the kiosk can be accessed easily by all patients, whether standing or in a wheelchair.Verona Healthcare Kiosk Patient Check-in Self-Service

“There are other kiosks on the market that can be raised and lowered, but we believe the strength required to move the monitor could be too much for some frail or elderly patients—some of the people who most need the functionality,” Olea said. “Ours requires no more than the push of a button to raise or lower the screen over a true 10-inch vertical range.”

What’s more, because Olea has expertise in working with kiosks across multiple industries, it’s been able to keep the cost of Verona to thousands less than some competing kiosks.

Standard components—including 19” Elo capacitive touch technology with accurate onscreen signature capture, privacy filter, full EMV-compliant payment devices, duplex ID scanner and printer—are all designed for easy use by all patients. The quick-change hardware system can be accessed and serviced quickly and efficiently. The kiosk is ADA-compliant, and all internal systems are accessible through the front of the unit, making it perfect for placement against a wall or with another Verona unit back-to-back.

Optional components include:

  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Magnetic card reader
  • Biometric identification device (fingerprint, iris or palm)

Boston 2.0—the next generation of Olea’s most popular healthcare kiosk. Olea will debut the second generation of its most popular healthcare kiosk at the show, the Boston 2.0.

Olea said the kiosk has been re-designed from the ground up. Features include:

  • New 19” Elo IntelliTouch (SAW) touchscreen with privacy filter
  • Choice of energy-efficient LED upper light box or 19” LCD monitor for ads, internal marketing, branding and more
  • Newly engineered internal layout for easier access and more room for components
  • Ability to add the most recent EMV hardware
  • Expanded internal space for added components and maintenance ease
  • Recessed touchscreen for added privacy
  • Barcode scanner
  • Magnetic card reader
  • Electronic signature pad
  • 8.5” thermal printer
  • High-volume cooling fan
  • Audio jack

Optional are Wi-Fi connectivity, web camera, stainless trackball and biometric devices.Boston 2.0 Healthcare Kiosk Patient Check-in Self-Service

“There are thousands of Boston kiosks deployed across the country. They have seamlessly completed millions of check-ins. We knew we had big shoes to fill with the new generation. We believe we got it right.”

Asked why Olea should be on the short list of any kiosk vendors for healthcare facilities, he pointed to the company’s history and manufacturing diversity.

“Olea has been around now for more than 40 years. We do great work in some of the most demanding environments where you can place a kiosk. Transportation venues. QSRs. Casinos. We can take what we’ve learned there about durability, efficiency and providing a great user experience and bring that to healthcare, where the expectations and stakes are the highest,” he said.

HIMSS 2017 takes place in Orlando, Fla., from Feb. 19-23. Olea will exhibit at Booth 4379. Call 800-927-8063 to schedule a personalized demo of Verona or Boston 2.0 during the event.

About Olea Kiosks

Olea Kiosks is a Los Angeles, Calif.-based designer and manufacturer of kiosks for multiple industries, including QSR and fast casual dining, healthcare, gaming and financial services. Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, the company builds “better kiosks through intelligent design” and serves clients across the globe.

Visit Olea Kiosks

Cardiac kiosk

Free heart checks available through OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center.

Source: advantagenews.com

The OSF Saint Anthony’s Heart Check Station is in Alton Square Mall, on the upper level near The Cookie Factory and Olga’s Kitchen.

It’s a free health screening kiosk with no appointment necessary. It screens for both blood pressure and body mass index.

– See more at: http://advantagenews.com/news/cardiac-kiosk/#sthash.Iu4NTfVx.dpuf

PatientWorks Corporation Announces Marketing Agreement with CTS Healthcare

PatientWorks’ KioskWorks and CheckinWorks software is now available on CTS leading self-service interactive devices and kiosks in the healthcare market. CARY, N.C. – Dec. 1, 2016 – PRLog — PatientWorks Corporation, a patient self-service check-in solutions company and wholly owned…

Source: www.ctshealthcare.com

Enclosure and software company work together on new partnership to extend options for EHR and EMR in hospitals today. Excerpt: Hospitals and clinics are very interested in self-service check-in as another tool to improve operations in three key areas: (1) patient safety, (2) patient flow, and (3) patient satisfaction. Expansion initiatives champion the use of self-service technologies that provide a higher level of patient service while also eliminating bottlenecks from waiting rooms of new service areas.”

Pursuant Health kiosks to offer ADA Diabetes Risk Test – CDR – Chain Drug Review

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Kiosk by Frank Mayer Associates, Inc.

Pursuant Health’s national, in-store health kiosk network will begin connecting consumers to the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Risk Test.

Source: www.chaindrugreview.com

Pursuant Health said the ADA’s test, which helps build public awareness of the risks for type 2 diabetes, will be available through its more than 3,600 health kiosks in retail pharmacy locations, including such chains as Walmart and Safeway. Plans call for Pursuant’s kiosks to offer the test for three years, starting in November recognition of American Diabetes Month.

In Kiosk News – SlabbKiosks welcomes Rick Kobal to their sales team

SlabbKiosksLas 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 Lintel Hekkert. “Having worked within the industry for many years, he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge and is a perfect fit in a formula that has worked for us for years – a lean, highly specialized and responsive staff with over 40 years of combined experience in the self-service industry.”

Rick has worked with one of the largest component suppliers for

Rick Kobal at recent kiosk trade show
Rick Kobal at recent kiosk trade show. Click for full size image.

the industry for the past five years and has acquired an in-depth understanding of the industry’s dynamics including changes in end user requirements that have inevitably propelled hardware development. He’s ideally positioned to meet the needs of SlabbKiosks’ clients in an industry that continues to evolve and will be a welcome addition to the company’s sales team.

“Having worked closely with Peter and his growing team over the last five years, I am excited to join SlabbKiosks,” commented Rick. “Exciting innovations continue in the kiosk industry – innovations that the company is positioned to deliver. We see new sectors adopting kiosks.  Diverse payment options are increasing kiosk functionality. I am eager to now be part of the overall solution design and supply.”

Rick has over 25 years of value selling and program management experience within the automotive, industrial OEM and distribution markets and has a proven record of significant sales growth in his previous managerial positions. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Grove City College, Pennsylvania and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.

About SLABBKIOSKS

SlabbKiosks is a leading international manufacturer and distributor of cost-effective, interactive kiosks. The company has installed and customized interactive kiosks for thousands of clients in over 150 countries and distinguishes itself from the competition by offering the latest in technological advancements including the wireless kiosk, while utilizing high-quality components with designs that facilitate quick and efficient maintenance of their units.

Additional information can be found at:
http://www.slabbkiosks.com

For further press information about this release, please contact:

Kisha Wilson (Marketing Manager)
SlabbKiosks
Tel: 702-605-4845
Email: kisha@slabbkiosks.com

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Fitness Wellness Kiosk Get a Workout at BFit Gyms

BFit Kiosk
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June 15, 2016 – YORK, PA.   BFit Gyms isn’t your everyday run-of- the-mill fitness center. Their members ‘refuse to be ordinary’, and enjoy the unique and innovative Fit Pass that allows family and friends to share the same pass. Stressing its ‘cool factor’, BFit has implemented easy-to- use kiosks that provide its tech-savvy self-service- minded members with access to membership purchase and management features at all hours of the day, any day of the week.

BFit saw an opportunity to be a more neighborhood friendly boutique type of gym and to capitalize on the personal experience, as opposed to the large institutionalized competition. BFit offers members a wide array of options when it comes to fitness, from Group Cycling and Group Fitness sessions with virtual, live or on-demand classes. One of BFit’s operational goals is to maintain low overhead of its gyms by reducing the number of personal attendants and improve the member’s journey. To accomplish this goal, BFit called on Livewire Digital, and its wealth of experience in transactional self-service, to provide self-service kiosks. From the point of sign up, to entering the gym and to registering for classes, BFit has allowed the user to get straight to the business of using the gym.

The self-service kiosks allowed BFit to map out the member’s journey in an interactive and intuitive way, from membership sign up at the gym or online to registering for classes or paying account balance. Prospective members have the ability to purchase memberships on-line at BFitGyms.com, a web site developed by Livewire and integrated with BFit’s membership database hosted by Motionsoft, a leading provider of fitness club management services. New members continue their journey at the club by picking up their RFID membership card via one of the new kiosks located at the club’s entrance.

“It’s great to see the use of omni-channel self-service technology and contactless access in the fitness environment” said David McCracken, Livewire Digital’s President and CEO. “This particular solution allows BFit to enrich the fitness experience while reducing operational costs that get passed on to members as savings. Wow, that’s cool.”

About Livewire Digital

Livewire is the Power to Connect, creating software solutions for kiosks, digital signage, and online and mobile applications, all managed from its eConcierge® Content Management System.

Livewire’s many turnkey solutions increase revenue and productivity for its customers, while lowering overhead and providing seamless integration. Livewire provides cutting-edge software, hardware consulting, and system integration, bringing the necessary puzzle pieces together to increase customer engagement and create a better end-user experience. LivewireDigital.com

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Contact: Shannon McCracken

Phone: 717-718- 1241

Email: marketing@livewiredigital.com

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

telemedicine kiosk

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.

Healthcare Opinion – HIMSS Review Part 2 – Efficiency Patient Check-In

HIMSS Review Part 2 – Efficiency – Patient Check-In

 

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 system and society as a whole.  His expenses are my income which is paid for by your taxes adding to ‘our’ economy that politicians and talking heads love to scream at everyone about.   Whether you consider yourself a winner or loser depends on your perspective.

Efficiency is not perspective dependent– Either process is efficient or it is not.  Building tools to make individual processes more efficient is at the core of what we do.  More is done with less.

Efficiency benefits appear perspective-dependent- Everyone cheers efficiency when improving a process saves time and space, nobody likes to waste those and there are only winners when they are saved.  When it comes to anything else, there will be positional losers.  Some tasks are  repetitive enough to be quantified and automated.  Responsibility for that task is transferred to other participants in that process.  Exceptions are still dealt with by experts, but by and large the exception to the process must be paid for or ‘earned’ by condition.

Efficiency eliminates positions not Individuals – Personal Computing eliminated the need for a dedicated secretarial pool.  The 5XB eliminated the need for switchboard operators.  Everyone reading this has benefited greatly from the elimination of those positions.  However, survivor’s guilt is not necessary.  The individuals leaving those highly skilled positions went on with their lives in most cases using the tools the rendered their old positions obsolete.

Efficiency at HIMSS – A small number exhibitors at HIMSS did showcase some efficiency – increasing, position-eliminating  technology that fit the model above.   Incremental improvements to inefficient processes were all over the place.  Being a seller not a buyer I took a look and got on my way.  I didn’t need to hear another pitch or see another show.   I already had a front row seat to the best show at HIMSS.  Over and over again I had the pleasure of  seeing the look of slack-jawed awe as PatientWay’s VP of Sales Shawn Grisim told real stories about paying customers and their experiences in implementing the PatientWay check-in solution.  These conversations were all in the present tense referring to past and present installations.  Not demo-ware, projections, or BS.  Real stories from real implementations.  Even to a casual observer the numbers are staggering:

  • 90% of all patients walking through the door are checking themselves in.
  • (250K visits) x (90% usage) x (5 minutes per check in*) => 18750 hours
  • Patients 65 and over represent the majority of users of this system.

Most visitors asked the obvious, “what about the people.”  Shawn was able to slay the boogeyman right then and there.  The individuals who had been performing these repetitive tasks have been moved to more dynamic roles within their organizations and were happier for it.  The relief washing over the faces of these people was clear.  There would be no HR nightmare, strike, or other such reaction in their future.  Just a better way to serve their customers while keeping their operation efficient enough to remain open and profitable.

Efficient CheckIn benefits the Individual, Provider, and the System –  The check-in process is not billable.  The perverse incentives that stifle much of the innovation in healthcare are not a factor when moving patients from their world into yours.   Adding efficiency to this moving process benefits every participant in this system.   PatientWay is the leader.  When people ask me why I love what I do, this is the story that I tell them.

*National all-in average is 5 employee minutes per check-in.

Top 4 Provider Benefits of Healthcare Kiosks – The Lab

New blog entry with infographic listing 4 benefits including ADA Compliance, Patient Satisfaction, Cost Savings & Efficiencies, and Interoperability.

Source: www.olea.com

Olea always provides lots of datapoints and metrics and this healthcare kiosk benefits infographic continues that trend.

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Kaiser Permanente Health Center Puts Patients First

Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson is rolling out his vision for the future of American health care in a series of new California clinics.

Source: www.fastcoexist.com

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.

Read full story at source: www.fastcoexist.com

 

Montco gets five MindKare Behavioral Health Kiosks

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.

Source: www.bizjournals.com

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.”

HIMSS 2016 Kiosk WrapUp

I have yet to write my wrap of NRF things have been so busy, but HIMSS is the monster show for healthcare and maybe for all shows come to think of it (excepting Comdex a long time ago and now maybe CES). So onto the highlights, from the perspective of self-service kiosks.

CTS Healthcare has been and is the leader for sure in hospital patient check-ins (20 million and counting) and CTS Healthcare announced new middleware software for connecting EMR/EHR to self-service terminals, kiosks and tablets. Kwerk. Subscription basis which makes it affordable. Expect to see new tablet deployments with this. Also high brite screens (courtesy Panel Brite!).

Next up — Slabb showed a brand new unit which incorporates the BNR (or SCR/SC/VNR) from Crane. Pretty impressive. These units open up a brand new vending and an emerging cash ROI equation. The BNR accepts and recycles up to 4 denominations so it is able to offer all the advantages of cash and minimizes the impact (cash collection e.g.).

Related — Clearwave was there and showed new Posiflex XT unit. Bit of a departure for them.

Lilitab – was at the show for the first time. Lilitab engineers and designs tablet systems and they are extremely successful. They also have very large retail clients such as Sephora and I believe Panera (thousands of units).

Olea. And finally the engineering highlight of the show was Olea which introduced a new adjustable movable head (press the VeronaAnimated_Fina_smallerlbutton) to raise and lower the head of the unit. Will probably come in handy for fast food drive thrus as well I would think. Great job Frank and Traci! It’s pretty scary and difficult implementing adjustable head, and this is first indoor patient check-in with electronic adjustability.  To be clear this is terrific engineering. Press of the button and the head unit descends for ease of use by handicapped.

Couple of other notes. This year I did not see Phreesia at the show. They usually are but not this year for some reason.  Vecna was there however they were focused on their VGo telepresence robot.  I wish I could have seen it.

HIMSS is huge. Bigger than NRF I think. Healthcare is making the transition to self-service and genuine patient engagement.  The recent advances in telemedicine and telehealth offer additional evidence. I only wish Peyton Manning had announced his retirement during his talk. There are page entries on all of these units with show floor pictures if you didn’t make the show.

SlabbKiosks Exhibits at HIMSS16

Look for SlabbKiosks at booth # 8477 on the HIMSS16 exhibition floor in Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) February 28, 2016

SlabbKiosks will showcase two (2) of its healthcare kiosks on the exhibit floor for the 2016 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from Feb. 29 – March 4, 2016. More than 40,000 healthcare industry professionals are expected at the conference, where they will learn about and discuss health IT issues, and on the exhibit floor, view innovative solutions designed to transform healthcare.

As an exhibitor, SlabbKiosks will launch a first-of-its-kind medical self-service and payment kiosk. They will also highlight the work they do in the healthcare industry with some of their partners including Crane Payment Innovations (CPI), PatientWay and PayEase.

“We are very excited to be a part of one of the largest healthcare tradeshows and thought it would be fitting to launch our new medical self-service and payment kiosk in an arena that brings so many healthcare professionals together. As with the many other industries we work in, we are always looking to provide solutions that facilitate more efficient and effective systems that ultimately enhance customer service”, stated President of SlabbKiosks, Peter te Lintel Hekkert.

Source: www.pressreleaserocket.net

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Click to Expand - freestanding unit is our new X11 – a medical self-service and payment kiosk which was launched at the show.
Click to Expand – freestanding unit is our new X11 – a medical self-service and payment kiosk which was launched at the show.

Show Pictures including Crane with new payment devices

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Clearwave to showcase self-service patient check-in solution at HIMSS16

ATLANTA, Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Clearwave to showcase self-service patient check-in solution at HIMSS16. Kiosk and desktop demonstrations will…

Source: www.prnewswire.com

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.

Adjustable Patient Check-In Kiosk Debut at HIMSS 2016

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Press Release

Adjustable Patient Check-In Kiosk Debut at HIMSS 2016

LAS VEGAS, NV – 3/1/2016 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — Olea Kiosks will be showing the industry’s latest adjustable check-in healthcare kiosk at the 2016 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from Feb. 29 – March 4, 2016.

Olea’s Verona Healthcare Kiosk is an adjustable height kiosk solution designed and developed specifically for use in the

healthcare setting. The kiosk is built to address the needs of both patients and providers and every feature and component is fully HIPAA and ADA-compliant.

The Ideal Patient Kiosk

Infinitely adjustable over a 10 inch range, the Verona can raise and lower the height of the kiosk with the press of a button. The entire kiosk is adjustable, not just the monitor, moving all components with you allowing for continued optimal component placement. The Verona is fully ADA-compliant and is designed to provide easy access for all patient users, standing or sitting. The extended front console accommodates wheelchair users and is compliant with forward approach ADA requirements. The standard components on the Verona, including Capacitive Touch technology with accurate on screen signature capture, EMV compliant payment devices, duplex ID scanner and printer, are all designed for ease of access by all patients.

The Perfect Turn-Key Solution for Providers

Because the Verona was conceptualized as a healthcare kiosk, it is designed to be utilized in a healthcare setting and specifically addresses the needs of the healthcare providers. The kiosk is built as a turn-key solution and is compatible with all major healthcare software platforms, including Epic, PatientWorks, Siemens, and McKesson. This ensures that the patient participation through the kiosk can be easily integrated with a provider’s existing internal record keeping systems.

Optional components of a Verona include a barcode scanner, web camera, Wi-Fi adapter, and audio headphone jack. These optional features allow the unit to be customized to accommodate the security standards and accessibility needs of any provider.

Easy to Service and Maintain

The Verona is also built with serviceability in mind. The quick change hardware system can be accessed, serviced and even replaced without using any tools. All internal systems of the Verona are accessible through the front of the unit, making it perfect for placement against a wall or with another Verona unit back-to-back. The ease of maintenance of the unit ensures low management costs and minimal downtime in the event of a service need.

Like all Olea kiosks, the Verona is designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA using top-of-the-line components. The kiosk is extremely durable and capable of handling a high volume of users. Olea has delivered thousands of kiosk solutions to major healthcare organizations nationwide.

Contact Olea Kiosks today at www.olea.com or call 800-927-8063 to find out how Olea’s state-of-the-art kiosks can revolutionize your patient check-in experience. See Olea at HIMSS Booth #11419

About Olea Kiosks

Olea is the industry leading designer and manufacturer of custom kiosks inspired by our mission to “build better kiosks through intelligent design.” Fortune 500 companies and small businesses alike, turn to Olea Kiosks for their trusted lineup of sleek, standard and fully custom kiosk solutions that suit a vast array of applications.

Media Contacts:

Olea Kiosk
Traci Martin
562 924 2644
traci@olea.com
http://www.olea.com

New Olea Patient Check-in Kiosk

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Click to expand – image from show floor of new Olea units. Nice looking!

Look for Olea Kiosks at booth # 11419 on the HIMSS16 exhibition floor in Las Vegas, Nevada.

LAS VEGAS, NV – 3/1/16

Olea Kiosks will be showing the industry’s latest adjustable check-in healthcare kiosk at the 2016 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from Feb. 29 – March 4, 2016.

Olea’s Verona Healthcare Kiosk is an adjustable height kiosk Olea Patient Kiosksolution designed and developed specifically for use in the healthcare setting. The kiosk is built to address the needs of both patients and providers and every feature and component is fully HIPAA and ADA-compliant.

The Ideal Patient Kiosk

Infinitely adjustable over a 10 inch range, the Verona can raise and lower the height of the kiosk with the press of a button. The entire kiosk is adjustable, not just the monitor, moving all components with you allowing for continued optimal component placement. The Verona is fully ADA-compliant and is designed to provide easy access for all patient users, standing or sitting. The extended front console accommodates wheelchair users and is compliant with forward approach ADA requirements. The standard components on the Verona, including Capacitive Touch technology with accurate on screen signature capture, EMV compliant payment devices, duplex ID scanner and printer, are all designed for ease of access by all patients.

The Perfect Turn-Key Solution for Providers

Because the Verona was conceptualized as a healthcare kiosk, it is designed to be utilized in a healthcare setting and specifically addresses the needs of the healthcare providers. The kiosk is built as a turn-key solution and is compatible with all major healthcare software platforms, including Epic, PatientWorks, Siemens, and McKesson. This ensures that the patient participation through the kiosk can be easily integrated with a provider’s existing internal record keeping systems.

Optional components of a Verona include a barcode scanner, web camera, Wi-Fi adapter, and audio headphone jack. These optional features allow the unit to be customized to accommodate the security standards and accessibility needs of any provider.

Easy to Service and Maintain

The Verona is also built with serviceability in mind. The quick change hardware system can be accessed, serviced and even replaced without using any tools. All internal systems of the Verona are accessible through the front of the unit, making it perfect for placement against a wall or with another Verona unit back-to-back. The ease of maintenance of the unit ensures low management costs and minimal downtime in the event of a service need.

Like all Olea kiosks, the Verona is designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA using top-of-the-line components. The kiosk is extremely durable and capable of handling a high volume of users. Olea has delivered thousands of kiosk solutions to major healthcare organizations nationwide.

Contact Olea Kiosks today at www.olea.com or 800-927-8063 to find out how Olea’s state-of-the-art kiosks can revolutionize your patient check-in experience. See Olea at HIMSS Booth #11419

About Olea Kiosks

Olea is the industry leading designer and manufacturer of custom kiosks inspired by our mission to “build better kiosks through intelligent design.” Fortune 500 companies and small businesses alike, turn to Olea Kiosks for their trusted lineup of sleek, standard and fully custom kiosk solutions that suit a vast array of applications.

Press release link

Prescription vending machines at Women’s Hospital – InstyMeds

Prescription Dispensing

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.
According to a pharmacist at.

Source: www.thepeninsulaqatar.com

HIMSS Booth #3065 – CTS Healthcare and Kwerk Release

The company has developed a middleware solution to help its kiosks connect to smaller healthcare organizations’ record systems.

CTS Healthcare Services to debut mid-market patient check-in kiosk

At HIMSS16 booth #3065, the vendor will unveil Kwerk to help mid-size and smaller provider organizations launch and integrate kiosks.

Kiosk maker CTS Healthcare Services will start targeting mid-size and smaller provider organizations when it introduces at HIMSS16 new middleware dubbed Kwerk.

Since it launched its first kiosks in 2005, CTS Healthcare Services has racked up more than 200 million patient check-ins on its kiosks, the vendor said. More than 95 percent of healthcare organizations using the Welcome patient check-in component of Epic’s electronic health record system use CTS Healthcare Services kiosks, CTS Healthcare Services said. This is because Epic was very early to the patient check-in game, enabling the critical integration component.

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But there is a whole healthcare world beyond Epic, said Sandy Nix, president and CEO of CTS Healthcare Services.

“We’ve found a lot of potential customers with an interest in deploying check-in solutions but without the appropriate middleware piece that allows kiosks to talk to their EHRs,” Nix said. “So we developed Kwerk, which will talk to not only the EHRs in larger facilities but also serve as a bundled product we can offer the mid-market so potential customers at that level can have healthcare-proven hardware and high-quality patient check-in software solutions in an affordable package.”

Kwerk will connect with EHRs in any size facility, but will also enable smaller organizations that simply want a standalone check-in solution to have one. In addition to patient check-in, the kiosks can accept co-pays and bill payments, be used for patient scheduling, secure consent to treatment signatures, issue privacy notices, change demographic information, and more.

CTS Healthcare Services will offer Kwerk on a subscription basis, Nix said.

Opinion — So Why Did HealthSpot Fail?

The postmortem on HealthSpot continues even while there is news that another telehealth provider pulled in another $40M

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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 of 2010s smartphones? Did HealthSpot pick the wrong revenue model? Opinions vary.

What’s known is that, according to CrunchBase, HealthSpot brought in $43.8 million in venture capital and debt financing between July 2011 and January 2015, yet that still wasn’t enough to remain viable.

I checked with friends of mine in the industry and here is the closest that I found to my own opinion.  I wondered about FDA and also patent infringement.

From what I understand from the inside of HealthSpot is that they were continually tweaking the product for specific customers and never had a good solid proposition.  It is also very expensive to buy, run and maintain.  I was told by one of the major players that there was no way they would buy HealthSpot at the price point and the space it took up on the floor.  Higi, on the other hand, has a clear proposition, small footprint, and now good real estate.  Still unsure how the money will really flow in, but it must be doing well enough to get funding.  I have not seen where it comes from.  The man behind it extremely wealthy and connected.

No FDA issue, from what I understand.  Execution was the tripping point, and cost.  Got that from senior mgt.

More from the Medcity article

Jason Gorevic, CEO of telemedicine company Teladoc, expressed his belief that there are three critical elements to success in this industry segment: the technology platform, clinical capabilities and consumer engagement. “Consumer engagement is hard to do,” Gorevic said. This is where HealthSpot may have fallen down.

Teladoc has two revenue streams: a per-member, per-month fee it charges its partners, plus a per-visit fee. “Because we have both of those revenue sources, we can pour that money back into our customers.”

Also, Teladoc is purely a software company, so it doesn’t have the overhead associated with building and delivering kiosks.

It’s not often that having been virtually vetted by investors and galaxy customers (Cleveland Clinic & Mayo e.g.) a company self-destructs. We are sure there will be information.

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Higi Raises $40 Million to Expand its Network of Health and Wellness Kiosks

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.

Source: chicagoinno.streetwise.co

CrossChx debuts Queue electronic check-in for hospitals

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.

Source: www.bizjournals.com

Phelps Hospital Kiosks and Digital Signs Help Visitors Find Their Way

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August 5, 2015 – YORK, PA.  Phelps Hospital, located in Sleepy Hollow, New York, is a dedicated center striving to improve the health care for their community. The hospital is continuing to grow with its care and technology and has wide areas of services including, preventative, diagnostic and treatment services. Continually searching for new ways to enhance the hospital experience for patients and visitors, the hospital recently teamed with Livewire Digital in York, PA to come up with a great new way to get information to visitors.

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Phelps installed informational kiosks at the entrances to each of the campus’s buildings to help visitors understand the layout of the campus so they can find their way from one building to another.  The kiosks, based on Livewire’s eConcierge self-service platform, provides interactive maps, a calendar of events, directories of medical and administrative staff and general information about the hospital’s various services and amenities.  The kiosks’ 42” screens make user interaction very easy to navigate and read, and provide both English and Spanish options to accommodate the diverse local culture.

To further keep visitors and patients informed of up-to-date information, Phelps installed digital signs throughout the facilities.  The signs display upcoming events, recent news, and other activities within the complex.  Livewire’s eConcierge Server allows hospital staff to remotely manage content and monitor the health of the digital signs and interactive kiosks.

About Livewire Digital

Livewire is the Power to Connect, creating software solutions for kiosks, digital signage, and online and mobile applications, all managed from its eConcierge® Content Management System. Livewire’s many turnkey solutions increase revenue and productivity for its customers, while lowering overhead and providing seamless integration. Livewire provides cutting-edge software, hardware consulting, and system integration, bringing the necessary puzzle pieces together to increase customer engagement and create a better end-user experience. LivewireDigital.com

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Medical Kiosk – Doc-in-a-box Hygeia for employers

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 video.  Hygeiz says they have a ton of opportunity in the pipeline!

 

Dexter Goodwin (left) and Ricardo Ibarria (right) are cofounders of Hygenia, one of the nine teams competing at The Iron Yard’s digital health accelerator in downtown Spartanburg. The duo work with telehealth devices to increase the speed and efficiency of on-site health care.

ZACH FOX / zach.fox@shj.com

Published: Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

Two digital health entrepreneurs are hoping a cutting-edge device can improve the speed, accessibility and affordability of health care in the workplace.

Ricardo Ibarria and Dexter Goodwin III are cofounders of Hygeia, a digital health program. Using a unique kiosk-like device, the company hopes to improve the volume of patients who can be treated remotely where they work while cutting down the amount of time required for each patient. The company is one of nine teams from across the country participating in The Iron Yard’s third digital health accelerator in downtown Spartanburg.

“We’re hoping to improve access and convenience to health care,” said Ibarria, founder and CEO of the company.

The device the company uses is similar to some seen in retail and grocery stores. But Hygeia’s device allows for more customization than those, Ibarria said. Patients can take a seat and have their vital signs measured. The device can record a person’s blood pressure, body temperature and heart rate, among other functions.

Explore Healthcare Interoperability At HIMSS15

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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.

Can Outerwall’s new beauty product kiosk help offset declining Redbox sales? – Washington Business Journal

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.

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