Xerox announced today it is investing in HealthSpot Inc., a pioneer in patient and provider driven healthcare technologies. HealthSpot’s telehealth platform allows patients to interface via Skype with nationally recognized doctors and healthcare professionals in a 40-square-foot telehealth kiosk. The average visit takes just 15 minutes, offering patients convenient and affordable access to doctors. The terms of the investment were not disclosed.
With Xerox’s investment, HealthSpot is ramping up plans to deploy telehealth kiosks to retail pharmacies such as Rite Aid, large employers, long-term care centers and emergency departments throughout the nation. Over the next five years, HealthSpot plans to deploy their telehealth kiosks to retail pharmacies, large employers, long-term care centers and emergency departments throughout the nation.
Xerox is also partnering with HealthSpot to combine its software platform with Xerox’s business process services expertise. As the exclusive BPO provider, Xerox will deliver cloud hosting, system integration, claims eligibility and claims submissions solutions. The kiosk will use Xerox’s IT infrastructure for appointment booking, as an interface to electronic health records and for insurance coordination.
“Telehealth is recognized as a solution for access, but to become a true extension of traditional healthcare requires more than just a mobile app and a videoconference with patients. We need an integrated and secure IT offering that is scalable, and our Xerox partnership will do just that,” said Steve Cashman, HealthSpot CEO. “Xerox is a dominant leader in healthcare services today, reaching two out of every three U.S.-insured patients and working with most U.S. states. Together with providers, payers and a powerful IT foundation, we will bring patients the evolution in care that they’ve long been waiting for.”
HealthSpot recently announced it will pilot HealthSpot’s their telehealth kiosks in select Rite Aid Ohio stores in Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Dayton and Springfield. Rite Aid customers who use the telemedicine kiosk will be able to connect with a network of physicians including staff at the Cleveland Clinic and other health systems in Ohio.