The Doctor Will See You Now (No, Really) and Fill Your Prescription Instantly

OnMed Station Telemedicine KioskAfter six years of development and supported with private-equity funding, OnMed, a health technology company, has launched a telemedicine kiosk that can dispense medications as the patient consults with a physician remotely. The HIPAA-compliant OnMed Station can be set up almost anywhere, according to the company, bringing health care via high-definition video and audio to patients at large workplaces or public spaces like colleges, airports and hotels. The first two units are expected to be deployed in northern Mississippi.

The stations are primarily for patients with non-urgent conditions like colds, rashes and fevers and also can be used for wellness and fitness programs. Each unit uses 3D facial recognition for patient identification and is equipped with thermal imaging to obtain body temperature and diagnose infection, as well as tools for capturing height, weight and blood pressure. The units also have ultraviolet sanitization to create a safe and secure experience. The OnMed Station also allows doctors to prescribe and dispense hundreds of common medications (such as antibiotics and antihistamines) through a secure, automated vault. No narcotics will be stored in the vaults.

The company reportedly has providers licensed in each state in which OnMed is deployed and may establish contracts with health systems that have virtual care groups.

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