TECHNOLOGY: H4D “CONSULT STATION” – 1ST CONNECTED LOCAL TELEMEDICINE BOOTH

H4D facilitates access to healthcare by allowing patients to consult a doctor remotely in the Consult Station®, the first connected local telemedicine booth. This medical device allows quality healthcare to be delivered for primary care, occupational health, and general health promotion.

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CONVENIENCE, SIMPLICITY, and SAFETY area all goals of TECHNOLOGY going forward.

The “hands-free” check-in for hospitals and hotels are convenient and safety, but require a certain level of familiarity with technology, and may be Hard for the elderly to use. I think about the airport check-in kiosks, and store check-out points. The solution is to have “helpers” stationed by to assist.

The Telemedicine booth, with devices for examination of the ears, nose, and throat, a stethoscope probe for the lungs, payment port, video camera, etc certainly offers convenience, but may need helpers for guidance, and to clean after every use.

I’m betting on a super I Phone in all areas, although cost and band width improvement will be needed.

—Dr. C

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