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HealthSpot and Kaiser Permanente Partner to Create a First-Class, Remote Healthcare Experience

Pilot partnership combines core strengths to enable access to medical diagnosis and treatment for Kaiser Permanente's providers via high-definition videoconferencing and interactive digital medical devices.
    BALTIMORE, MD, May 21, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- ATA 2014 - Booth #4409 - May 19, 2014 - 10:00 AM EST - HealthSpot , a pioneer in patient and provider driven telehealth technology, has strategically partnered with Kaiser Permanente San Diego, one of the top health systems in the country to deliver a pilot station to a key customer of Kaiser Permanente, an employee group in San Diego, CA. The pilot will enable Kaiser Permanente to increase access to service and growth while involving new technology and allow the employee group to increase employee wellness and decrease absenteeism.

For more than 60 years, Kaiser Permanente has been at the forefront of innovation in healthcare, providing high quality, affordable care. Kaiser Permanente partnered with HealthSpot to explore new ways to meet the increased demand for access to health services without sacrificing quality, service and efficiency. The partnership with HealthSpot enables Kaiser Permanente to extend its provider services and redefine access to healthcare by creating a new point of care for patients at a time and place that is convenient for them.

"We have created a system that leverages the expertise of Kaiser Permanente's providers to give care that is integrated at the local level," said HealthSpot founder and CEO Steve Cashman. "We have seen positive results from the initial pilot so far and together with Kaiser Permanente we intend to provide solutions to the biggest problem with the healthcare system today by making access to care a reality for every American. Patients will easily be able to access the high level of care from Kaiser Permanente in HealthSpot stations at the right time, in the right place."

The HealthSpot station is a private, walk-in kiosk that offers the Kaiser Permanente providers a solution to remotely care for, monitor and follow up with patients via high-definition video conferencing and interactive, digital medical devices.

"Today's healthcare environment has pushed health systems and hospitals across the country to find innovative ways to increase access to care. Primary care is our biggest opportunity to lower costs while continuously improving their quality of care - and technology happens to be a vital tool in this mission," Paul Bernstein, MD, Medical Director Kaiser Permanente San Diego. "In cooperation with HealthSpot, our shared commitment and proven experience will allow us to provide a unique opportunity for patients to access convenient real-time care, when and where they need it."

For more information on HealthSpot, go to http://www.healthspot.net

About HealthSpot
HealthSpot is pioneering patient and provider healthcare technology with a comprehensive, patent-pending system. The HealthSpot platform enables patients' convenient access to medical diagnostics from board-certified doctors via high-definition videoconferencing and interactive, digital telehealth tools. An innovative approach to the integration of telehealth and acute care, HealthSpot uses digital technology and cloud-based software to empower doctors and specialists to provide care that is smarter, simpler and within anyone's reach. For more information on HealthSpot, go to http://www.healthspot.net

The HealthSpot name and logo are registered marks of HealthSpot Inc. All rights reserved. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

About Kaiser Permanent
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 9 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente began serving San Diego in 1967, and currently provides care for more than 528,000 members throughout the county. Over 7,700 staff and more than 1,100 physicians care for our members at 24 medical facilities; Kaiser Permanente's San Diego Medical Center, which has 414 licensed beds and a 78 bed Emergency Department; and Palomar Medical Center, our plan hospital in North County. To learn more, visit kp.org/sandiego.


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