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HealthSpot closes the doors, shuts kiosks in Rite Aid, Cleveland Clinic (updated)

As we reported last July, HealthSpot, the Dublin, Ohio, based telemedicine health kiosk business which was [grow_thumb image=”” thumb_width=”150″ /]carrying out a retail trial with Rite Aid since November 2014, started commercial operations in 25 locations in three Ohio areas. In October reports emerged of a patent infringement claim that has been ongoing since April 2014 against HealthSpot by Nevada-based Computerized Screening. (More on this ongoing series of lawsuits in Ohio and Nevada is here.) According to reports in Columbus Business First, HealthSpot has now informed Rite Aid that it would cease operations as of 31 December last year and... Continue Reading

Qualcomm Life, Cox Communications buy into integration–differently (US/FR) updated healthcare with last week’s acquisition of Trapollo, a program design/supply chain/logistics provider that currently works with multiple telehealth, telecare and monitoring device companies. Cox is clearly seeking another type of integration of their data carriage capabilities with systems and programs; they have also invested in HealthSpot Station’s virtual visit/telehealth kiosk and formed a strategic alliance with Cleveland Clinic. Release. Neil Versel’s columns also note IBM Watson‘s growth and development of its own Care Manager with Apple HealthKit/ResearchKit [TTA 10 Sep] and Salesforce’s entry into patient management with Health Cloud, with another big announcement rumored to be on the way.... Continue Reading

HealthSpot, Rite Aid open 25 locations in Ohio

...from Cleveland Clinic, Kettering Health Network and University Hospitals, with pediatric specialists from UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. According to HealthSpot’s CEO Steve Cashman, a significant portion of early visitors are Medicaid recipients, who through a $60 station visit may be avoiding a far more expensive (~$600) ER visit. For the early stage HealthSpot it’s a major rollout, but for Rite Aid, which is not known for being as cutting edge in location design as CVS or Walgreens, it represents a significant move forward into onsite wellness services., Drug Store News. Rite Aid/HealthSpot demo video. Business Wire release.... Continue Reading

Do startups truly threaten the ‘healthcare establishment’?

...with a great idea’. **The new standard is ‘where does it fit’— into workflow, healthcare business model, saving money, improving measurable outcome goals, knitting together data and communications–and more–and does it solve real, measurable problems. **FDA and government involvement, security/hacking threats and that your IP really does need to be protected further favors some critical mass and caution. The smarter parts of the Healthcare Establishment are buying innovation: note the purchases and alliances recently made by Humana, Anthem, GE (Ventures-StartUp Health and Care Innovations’ certifications), Optum (Alere Health) and Medtronic (Cardiocom), Mayo Clinic backing Better, and HealthSpot/Xerox (only ‘to hand’... Continue Reading

Drawing a parallel between healthcare and … newspapers

…is the point that Dave Chase, who founded patient information/engagement portal Avado and sold it to WebMD in 2013 (and with them until last month), is making in this Forbes article. As newspapers found their readership leaving in droves for online websites that delivered ‘news they could use’ faster and more interestingly, healthcare systems are finding that their patients are finding healthcare services outside their bricks-and-mortar: Onsite workplace clinics (including telehealth/telemedicine hybrids such as HealthSpot Station–Ed. Donna) Direct primary care providers such as Iora Health, Qliance, DaVita’s Paladina Health Retail clinics: MinuteClinic, TakeCare Health Medicare Advantage-only programs such as CareMore... Continue Reading

ATA 2015: Day 1 news

[grow_thumb image=”” thumb_width=”250″ /] HealthSpot/Xerox, Sentrian/Scripps, American Well, Honeywell, vitaphone, more HealthSpot unveiled the first results of its partnership with (and investment by) Xerox, leveraging their HIT cloud infrastructure and back-end for the HealthSpot Station. The telehealth/virtual consult walk-in kiosk has targeted over 30,000 retail pharmacies with a newly developed consumer retail pharmacy personal health record (PHR). Upgraded patient and portal interfaces process insurance claims through a payment data feed and integrates with EMRs. Release….The US/UK predictive data/remote patient intelligence company Sentrian, winner of this year’s ATA Innovation in Remote Care award, is a part of a year-long 1,000-patient COPD... Continue Reading

News highlights for Friday

AnthemHealth didn’t encrypt, Blueprint Health collects, HealthSpot funds again, Sense4Baby goes to Europe, Apple Health pilots in hospitals and buddi gets bigger still. Another hack attack claimed major US health insurer AnthemHealth, the former WellPoint. It’s estimated that 80 million of its customers, former customers and employees had data breached: names, addresses, dates of birth, emails, employment information, income, medical IDs and SSIs. The Wall Street Journal reports that Anthem didn’t encrypt data for analytics reasons. It’s unconfirmed where the hackers originated but Bloomberg’s latest report tags the usual Chinese state-sponsored suspects. Unusually, it was reported within days of discovery;... Continue Reading

Another Xerox healthcare move: reducing readmissions

About two months ago [TTA 13 Nov 14], we noted Xerox’s interesting investment in telehealth/virtual consult kiosk HealthSpot Station. We thought at that time that Xerox was not active in healthcare services and thus found the HealthSpot Station investment unusual. Right on the diagnostics, wrong on the data crunching. Notably, their Midas+ subsidiary concentrates on healthcare quality management, analytics and benchmarking solutions. Midas+ has entered into the readmissions fray by combining its proprietary database, compiled over 1,900 Xerox hospital clients, with five years of Medicare and claims data to help hospitals better predict 30-day same-cause readmissions. The Midas+ Readmission Penalty... Continue Reading

A boffo week for telemedicine. Will 2015 be online visits’ Big Year?

...out last year. Walgreens release MDLIVE just announced that they are also partnering with large employer/payer-sponsored consumer health engagement company RedBrick Health. RedBrick release With Doctor on Demand‘s impressive $21 million Series A raise this past summer, adding mental and lactation health in time for mHealth Summit, Teladoc‘s September $50 million Series C, MDLIVE’s January $26 million venture funding, telehealth/telemedicine kiosk HealthSpot Station‘s $18.3 million raise this spring plus an undisclosed investment from Xerox last month [TTA 13 Nov], telemedicine providers received a $200 million+ vote of confidence from tough-minded investors. We’ll see if 2015 results fulfill these whale-at-Monte-Carlo wagers.... Continue Reading

Follow up: Xerox invests in HealthSpot Station kiosks (US)

...also be supplying BPO–business process outsourcing–services for cloud hosting, system integration, claims eligibility and claims submissions. But there’s more…. The funding (not disclosed, but a HealthSpot Station spokesperson confirmed that the investment is separate from this spring’s $18.3 million raise) will be used to scale HealthSpot Station’s deployment and “access Xerox’s relationships across the healthcare industry.” The release also discloses HealthSpot’s targets over the next five years: retail pharmacies, large employers, long-term care centers and emergency departments in the US. Observation: it seems like HealthSpot is a near-textbook case of a health tech startup doing most everything right from design,... Continue Reading