SoloHealth to Bring Health Care Screening Kiosks to Supermarkets, Pharmacies
SoloHealth plans to put kiosks in retail stores that allow people to perform basic personal health screenings. The new health care IT unit is a follow-up to the EyeSite vision-screening kiosk, which can be found in stores such as Kroger and Schnucks.SoloHealth, a company focused on health education and prevention, plans to place self-service health kiosks in major retail stores to allow people to test themselves for conditions such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension, and to check their vision and hearing. Patients will then receive recommendations for follow-up care. The company announced on June 17 that it received a $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand its EyeSite vision-screening kiosk into a full self-screening station. The existing EyeSite kiosk can be found in stores such as Kroger and Schnucks in Atlanta, Houston, St. Louis and other cities.
SoloHealth plans to target underserved communities with the new kiosk. Like the EyeSite unit, it will be free to use and will work in English and Spanish. It will incorporate an analytics engine to develop feedback for customers on their medical data based on a specific demographic and ethnicity. The unit will then print out customized reports and action plans. Screening will take less than 10 minutes, according to SoloHealth.