HealthSpot, a developer of patient and provider-driven healthcare technology that set up its innovative kiosk in the main foyer of the Las Vegas Convention Center during CES, signed a partnership with Miami Children’s Hospital on a proposed multi-phased project that is designed to reshape the pediatric patient and provider experience, involve new technology, and build long term for the improvement of the country’s healthcare delivery system.
The company has also partnered with Teladoc, a telehealth provider, to offer onsite healthcare via the HealthSpot Station.
Improving access to health care services is the next frontier in healthcare, said HealthSpot founder and CEO Steve Cashman. Meeting the increased demand for access to health services without sacrificing quality, service and efficiency represents a significant challenge, which may be better met by collaboration among different organizations, he added.
Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) will integrate HealthSpot’s healthcare delivery solutions into its eHealth Initiative, which supports the development of leading-edge mobile applications, a pediatric telehealth command center, and the deployment of interactive video devices.
HealthSpot Station is expected to work with MCH’s Global Telehealth Command Center, which allows pediatric specialists to interact, counsel children and parents, write e-prescriptions for existing patients, and consult with emergency-rescue workers, such as paramedics. It would also expand MCH’s medical surge capacity, helping to coordinate a rapid and effective response to a pandemic or natural disaster. The 10 HealthSpot Stations planned in Miami and the Caribbean will help MCH increase its delivery of services, the hospital said.
The Teladoc partnership is also designed to expand the company’s telehealth solutions through the HealthSpot Stations. Patients can use the kiosks when they are unable to visit their doctor, such as after office hours, or need to receive treatment for non-emergency medical issues, such as allergies, bronchitis, pink eye, sinus problems and ear infection. Physicians can write short-term prescriptions for non-controlled substances.