VideoKall Unmanned Micro Clinic: more than an incremental step in telemedicine
Konstantin Lebediev, M.D., MBA LinkedIn: January 2, 2017. I believe this is disruptive….
Although technically this looks like an incremental step in the development of telemedicine and "doctor-on-the phone" services, the appearance of the first working virtual clinics will herald the final arrival of a new era in healthcare because it will trigger the principal changes in healthcare in the next 5 to 10 years.
First, the appearance of such virtual clinics will facilitate the development of technical clinical tools (methods, instruments and algorithms for objectivization of clinical examination; algorithms of patients' pre-screening; new instruments and tools for self-examination, etc.). Accumulation of big amount of digitalized data will in its turn
facilitate the objectivization of clinical practice even more. Additionally to the booths for collecting primary medical data such as those presented by VideoKall Unmanned Micro Clinic.
VideoKall Unmanned Micro Clinic Selected as a Chesapeake Innovation Challenge Winner , for its Unmanned Micro Clinic (UMC) Cabin Healthcare System
Potomac, MD, USA, July 13, 2016. VideoKall Unmanned Micro Clinic announces that is has been selected as a winner of the Chesapeake Innovation Challenge, a scholarship competition at the Chesapeake Innovation Center (CIC) in Odenton. According to Michael Tentnowski, CIC Executive Director, "Out of almost two dozen applications, nine emerging technology companies were selected to join our community including VideoKall. The curriculum, resources and connections offered at the CIC will be a benefit to MEDEX Spot as the company continues to grow and develop its product for market."
This scholarship follows less than seven months after the award by the US Patent and Trademark Office for the automatic seat back stethoscope system which allows a medical professional at a remote hospital or clinic-based Call Center to robotically position a stethoscope anywhere on a patient's back in its self-service VideoKall Unmanned Micro Clinic cabin.
VideoKall Unmanned Micro Clinic Selected as a Finalist By the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, for its Unmanned Micro Clinic (UMC) Cabin Healthcare System
Potomac, MD, USA: March 3, 2016. VideoKall Unmanned Micro Clinic announces that is has been selected as a finalist for the Health & Life Sciences Innovator of the Year category, for the 2nd Annual Greater Washington Innovation Awards. According to Rebeckah Graham, Director of Business Development, "These awards celebrate the people and organizations who introduce new methods, ideas and products to improve our lives and challenge the status quo. Their innovations create new consumers and markets, and ultimately transform the way we do business."
This follows less than three months after the award by the US Patent and Trademark Office for the automatic seat back stethoscope system which allows a medical professional at a remote hospital or clinic-based Call Center to robotically position a stethoscope anywhere on a patient's back in its self-service VideoKall Unmanned Micro Clinic UMC cabin
VideoKall Unmanned Micro Clinic Receives its First US Patent for a Unmanned Micro Clinic (UMC) Cabin
Potomac, MD, USA: December 8, 2015.
VideoKall Unmanned Micro Clinic announces the award by the US Patent and Trademark Office for patent 9,208,287 B2, the automatic seat back stethoscope system which allows a medical professional at a remote hospital or clinic-based Call Center to robotically position a stethoscope anywhere on a patient’s back in its self-service MEDEX SPOT UMC cabin.
VideoKall Unmanned Micro Clinic has two other patents pending on its UMC cabin. This is the world’s first patent of its type in primary healthcare.
When the other two patents are awarded, VideoKall Unmanned Micro Clinic will clearly be the world leader in Unmanned Micro Clinics.
US Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, meeting VideoKall Unmanned Micro Clinic CEO Charlie Nahabedian
Photo of US Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, meeting VideoKall Unmanned Micro Clinic CEO Charlie Nahabedian after he briefed the Vice Admiral's staff on the VideoKall Unmanned Micro Clinic at the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting, in Chicago on November 3, 2015
Abstract, 333678, selected and confirmed for Poster presentation during the 143rd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition
Abstract, 333678, entitled 'An Innovative Virtual Reality Support System to Improve Access for Primary Care' has been selected and confirmed for Poster presentation during the 143rd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (October 31 - November 4, 2015) in Chicago.
This abstract discusses the benefits of a telehealth design for VRSS that provides face-to-face quality care and improved chronic illness monitoring, which is cost effective for providers and patients, provides convenient access to the healthcare system, and is a sustainable business model for the inner city and rural areas.
VideoKall Unmanned Micro Clinic receives nomination for a 2015 Montgomery County Small Business Award
Montgomery County is home to more than 33,000 small business – businesses that contribute directly to the strength of the area's economy.
The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development recognizes the vital role that small businesses play in our local economy.
How 'the redbox of outpatient services' could change doctor's visits
Technically Baltimore, Stephen Babcock, May 19, 2015 — The VideoKall Unmanned Micro Clinic uses robotics and video to give patients a check-up without anyone else in the room. CEO Charlie Nahabedian and his team think the technology can increase access to medical care.
The result is the VideoKall Unmanned Micro Clinic. It's a soundproof, self-cleaning cabin that provides instruments to record patients' information, and a video link to a healthcare professional who can take measurements and talk with the patient. Nahabedian and the rest of the team behind the product envision an 'easy and growing market' for the product in high schools, supermarkets, senior centers or other locations that fall under the 'convenient' umbrella.
VideoKall Unmanned Micro Clinic to take the stage at TechBuzz Spring 2015
WASHINGTON, DC, March 10, 2015 — VideoKall Unmanned Micro Clinic to be included in selected 20 startup companies to be highlighted during the first TechBUZZ of 2015.
Each of the startups chosen for the 20 formal presentation slots will take the stage for four minutes to describe their respective company, business vision, and product or service. Presenting companies were selected from a highly competitive pool of diverse startups from across the Mid-Atlantic by a group of MAVA’s active investors and business advisors. The presenting companies were chosen because of their innovative technology or approach to a commerce or enterprise problem.
The startup companies presenting at TechBUZZ Spring reflect the strength of the Mid-Atlantic as the birthplace of game-changing innovations.
BALTIMORE, MD (March 3, 2015) – The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) announced today that 46 startup and early-stage companies have advanced to the semifinal round of the 2015 InvestMaryland Challenge, the State's international business competition. The companies are competing for $100,000 grants to be awarded to the winners of four categories — Defense and Security; Information Technology; Life Sciences; and Sustainability and Exploration. In addition to the top prizes awarded by DBED, the competition's partners and sponsors have offered up nearly $300,000 in grants, incubator space and other awards. More prizes will be added through the remainder of the competition.
VideoKall Unmanned Micro Clinic joins the CIC incubator in Annapolis
Odenton, MD (January 12, 2015) – The Chesapeake Innovation Center (CIC), Anne Arundel County’s technology business incubator, today announced that VideoKall Unmanned Micro Clinic has joined as its newest Collaboration Hub member. VideoKall Unmanned Micro Clinic is the founder of the Unmanned Micro Clinic (UMC), a self-service, out-patient booth that offers quality primary healthcare, virtually with little to no wait time. The UMC conducts medical tests and connects patients to quality hospital-based medical call centers via the use of private, broadband enabled video technology throughout the United States. VideoKall Unmanned Micro Clinic is taking advantage of the new wave of consumerism in healthcare delivery, patient engagement and patient choice.
VideoKall Unmanned Micro Clinic in Becker's Hospital Review
If you are feeling ill and want to be seen quickly by a healthcare provider, you have a few options. The first is to call your primary care provider, if you have one, and attempt to get a same-day appointment. The second is to visit a retail clinic, where you can get in quickly but may be referred back to the physician or a hospital if your condition doesn't meet a set of 40 or so conditions the nurse practitioner is licensed to treat without direct supervision. Third: You could visit an ER and likely wait a long time and pay a lot to be seen. Or, you could use a telemedicine website or app.
If this last option sounds convenient, it is. But it has drawbacks as well, such as the physician's lack of ability to take basic diagnostics, like temperate or blood pressure.
However, there may be yet another option if Vince Waterson or Steve Cashman get their way: the micro clinic.
VideoKall Unmanned Micro Clinic highlighted on the cover of the May 2013 edition of Sat Magazine.
The concept of vital signs monitoring devices in kiosks with a communications link to a medical practitioner may sound simple enough. The reality is that such is far from simple with an unmanned kiosk operation.
One principle issue is cleanliness. How do you make certain that the kiosk is always clean and the air, surfaces, and instruments are always sanitary? How do you allow a remote medical practitioner to, for example, place a stethoscope on a patients back, or allow a patient with chest pains to undergo an EKG, without a human presence at the kiosk?
The VideoKall Company solved these problems with their patent pending VideoKall Unmanned Micro Clinic. This is, indeed, a big idea in primary healthcare as it enables wellness analysis to be provided on a self-service basis in a small footprint—a 5x6 foot size floor area cabin.
Satellite Telehealth — Value-Add Opportunities
The life expectancy increase of baby boomers, a shrinking work force, inadequate funding of healthcare, a shortage of family doctors, plus high insurance premiums are all contributing factors leading to a primary healthcare system in the United Sates that’s under extreme stress.
Satellite Telehealth services offers satellite operators and teleports the opportunity to sell value-added services on satellite. As healthcare is the one industry that will continue for as long as we inhabit the planet, this is a long term, sustainable, premium value-added service for the satellite industry. Even in the U.S. where there is an abundance of Internet connectivity, the flexibility and security offered by satellite-delivered Telehealth services has a strong position. Overseas, particularly in developing countries, the future for satellite delivered Telehealth services is without boundary.
Has the Time Come To Embrace Telehealth as a System Solution?
A growing number of health care providers say that telemedicine is the key to health reform, arguing that the technology can enhance record keeping, reduce waiting times, cut unnecessary hospitalizations and reduce costs.
There also are those who view telemedicine as an expensive, intrusive technology, ostensibly a gimmick promoting exotic health care reform.
An Innovative Virtual Reality Support System to Improve Access for Primary Care
For chronic and episodic illnesses, VRSS can, using unmanned self-service cabins collecting vital signs, and broadband videophones
linked to a hospital-based call center with medical personnel, alleviate many of today’s challenges, including: wait times at doctors'
offices and ERs; access after business hours; excessive travel and transportation costs; and exposure to contagious diseases in waiting rooms.
The access crisis is becoming worse as the number of primary care providers has not kept up with the increase in demand for care.
Outpatient provider costs continue to rise because of episodic medical and ER visits.
For rural residents, there are higher rates of age-adjusted mortality and chronic diseases.