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ATLANTA — SoloHealth on Friday announced a nationwide rollout in 2012 of its next-generation health-and-wellness kiosks, the SoloHealth Station, with the goal of replacing many of the 25,000 outdated blood-pressure machines found today in retail locations nationwide.
Currently in select U.S. test markets and retail locations, SoloHealth’s next-generation, comprehensive SoloHealth Station will screen vision, blood pressure, weight and body mass index, and provide an overall health assessment free of charge. It also gives consumers access to a database of local doctors. The company plans to provide highly personalized and interactive healthcare opportunities for consumers, advertisers and retailers by placing kiosks in high-traffic retail locations and connecting them to SoloHealth’s multiplatform ecosystem across retail, online/digital, mobile and emerging platforms.
“We’ve had a tremendously positive response from all the audiences that the SoloHealth Station touches — consumers, retailers, health-and-wellness marketers and the healthcare industry," SoloHealth CEO Bart Foster said. "We are quite bullish on our future and our ability to contribute towards a healthier, more efficient American healthcare system," he said. “The current state of our healthcare system, political environment, technological advancements and consumer mindset makes it quite literally a perfect time for the introduction of the SoloHealth Station to capitalize on the emerging market. … I see tremendous opportunity for SoloHealth to become a perennial gateway and platform as consumer’s look to take charge of their health and work towards a healthier America overall.”
To help support the 2012 rollout, SoloHealth plans to hire approximately 50 additional staff over the next 18 months, including a CFO and marketing director.