July 11, 2012
According to a June 2012 press release, the FDA approved the next generation SoloHealth Station health and wellness screening kiosk for consumers.
The approval comes at the edge of FDA investigations regarding the use of kiosks in pharmacies. The kiosks are intended to educate, facilitate self-diagnosis, and dispense prescription drugs for chronic illness as the industry continues to welcome technology for better patient experience and interaction.
The SoloHealth Station is an interactive kiosk that provides an overall comprehensive health assessment screening / symptom checker based on patient weight, body mass index, blood pressure, and vision and does so at no charge. SoloHealth also helps link users to local professionals through their databases, helping people enter at the most suitable and precise point in the health care system.
With FDA approval SoloHealth is commencing an aggressive nationwide rollout of the SoloHealth Station in which it is estimated that thousands of kiosks will be in retail pharmacies and high-traffic retail locations for consumers to access their free health data by the end of the year.
The SoloHealth Station was recently awarded with Intel’s coveted IT Healthcare award, the “Intel Innovation Award,” that acknowledges cutting-edge technology and extraordinary innovation for healthcare delivery and processes.