What is a Telemedicine stand-kiosk and why is it the future of healthcare?

Telemedicine stands like DURUS  DH-600 are being installed in shopping malls, office buildings, and pharmacies across the United States as part of the newest generation of telemedicine innovation. 




Here is how it works

Rather than scheduling an appointment at a doctor's office or making their way to the local urgent care center, patients simply walk in to a telemedicine stand to communicate with a doctor and get almost instantaneous feedback regarding everything from coughs and colds to pink-eye and follow-ups after surgery.

If a patients needs to "visit" a doctor, they simply go to a stand at their local shopping center or perhaps just down the hall from their cubicle at work. Inside of the private structure, they can collaborate with a doctor on a large flat screen. The doctor and patient may be separated by hundreds of kilometers, but that doesn't stop the doctor from updating the ATLAS history and doing an exam remotely. Thanks to digital medical devices (e.g. ultrasound, otoscopes, digital stethoscopes, and an array of other sensors), primary care physicians can collect all of the information they need to make a decision about the next steps in a patient's workup. 
When they are done, they update the records at ATLAS and write any needed prescriptions to the patient's folder. It is no different than sitting face to face with the doctor, except of course that it is more convenient and you don't have to worry about picking up the latest virus that might be lingering in the waiting room.

Perhaps more appealing than the convenience (and avoiding those darned viruses), however, is the affordability of telemedicine stands. Moreover sessions cost a bit or more (in case a 27|7 center) less than what a typical visit to an office would cost. They are three times cheaper than an urgent care visit and vastly less expensive than a trip to the doctor office or hospital. 

When you stop and think about it, it makes sense that Telemedicine stands are more affordable. They take up space in buildings that already need to be heated and cooled and lit. Doctors don't have the upkeep of an office or the need for expensive staff. They simply need a DURUS DH-100, an Internet connection and a comfortable chair at home. 
To add to the savings, and to further highlight why telemedicine stands are a big hit with a lot of employers, patients do not lose time traveling to and from appointments. That means improved productivity due to less time off.

Insurance companies have started to see the benefits of telemedicine stands like DURUS DH-600 as well. Health insurers will gradually offer coverage for telemedicine services. 
It may not be that long before you can meet nearly all of your medical needs by stepping into a DURUS DH-600 at work in between your power lunch and your meeting with corporate.