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NEW YORK — A healthcare technology company introduced its latest health kiosk at a consumer-electronics event in New York.
HealthSpot showed off the HealthSpot Station at CES Unveiled New York. The walk-in kiosk provides acute care patients with live access to board-certified doctors through high-definition video conferencing and interactive digital medical devices.
"Our mission at HealthSpot is to work with top healthcare providers to extend affordable, timely and convenient access to health care within every community across America," HealthSpot CEO Steve Cashman said.
Teleconferencing between patients and physicians could become a necessary component of the healthcare mix in the future. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, there will be a shortage of 130,000 physicians by 2025, while the Department of Health and Human Services estimated that 40 million Americans will have new access to health insurance by 2014 under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. "Trends in health care demand innovative solutions to increase access to healthcare services at a cost-effective price," Cashman said. "It is simply physically impossible for our country's healthcare system to continue on its current path."