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January 07, 2013

HealthSpot Provides Viable Tele-Health Option to Current U.S. Healthcare System



HealthSpot, which offers patient- and provider-driven healthcare technology, provides an innovative tele-health system for medical diagnosis – and will be demonstrated this week at CES in Las Vegas.

It offers diverse services to patients anytime, anywhere. Also, HealthSpot products will be shown at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the Grand Lobby – 3, which runs this week, starting on Tuesday.

“HealthSpot creates an integrated network of board-certified physicians delivering cutting-edge healthcare through modern technology,” the company said in a statement.

"We are making it possible to seamlessly deliver advanced healthcare through modern technology," HealthSpot CEO Steve Cashman added in the statement. "We are not just hardware; we are not just software; we are a complete integrated network of traditional doctor care and cutting-edge telemedicine. We are healthcare reinvented."

The concept came about because of weakness found in typical online medicine.

“Patients miss out on a wider scope of care with online-only conferences that lack diagnostic tools,” the company said in a statement. “And there is always a question of the legitimacy of the doctor on the other end of the connection. Telemedicine until now has primarily consisted of telephone consults between physicians and electronic transmission of radiographic images and reports.”

Instead, HealthSpot offers a platform that transmits real-time vital signs, physical data and images of the patient to the physician. It uses high-definition video conferencing and interactive, digital tele-health tools.

Patients can be examined even if they are in a remote location. It allows for face-to-face dialogue, follow-up treatment, includes a medical record, and electronic prescription information. Also, patients can schedule an appointment online or visit a HealthSpot Station for care. HealthSpot is also setting up a network of board-certified physicians.

Already, 15 states offer insurance reimbursement for tele-health, and a dozen states allow for electronic prescriptions. The company hopes to expand these services to the entire nation, and provide improved patient care at lower costs.

"Trends in healthcare 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.”




Edited by Brooke Neuman




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