Could consumers using kiosks to speak remotely with physicians be the future of healthcare – or at least one affordable component? The Healthspot Station is an enclosed kiosk equipped with a teleconference system, allowing patients to speak privately with a doctor on-screen. Using equipment available in the kiosk, the patient works with the physician to remotely gather health-related data such as weight, height, temperature, and blood pressure. Healthspot claims to be “the first true integration of telehealth and primary care.”
Here’s how Healthspot describes its system (Source: Healthspot.net):
Visit the HealthSpot Station for a variety of primary care conditions. HealthSpot literally gives you the tools you need to get better — integrated medical equipment and board certified doctors make your neighborhood HealthSpot Station the one-stop option for great care. And online follow-up care ensures that the end of your appointment is only the beginning of better health.
“When you use HealthSpot, you can:
- Schedule an appointment online or simply drop by your nearest HealthSpot Station for a visit any time you need care
- Track your medical history with secure electronic records through our website
- Get a prescription at any convenient HealthSpot Station location and review medication instructions online
- Sign up for online access to wellness information and follow-up care reminders.”