Vending machine dispenses healthy advice and product

A candy-filled vending machine is dispening healthy reminders to customers to brush their teeth.

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Scottish National Health Service checks-in hospital kiosks

Scotland's NHS inks £1 million in contracts for hospital kiosks, software and queue-management digital signage.

Pot payment kiosks cropping up like weeds

Kiosk vendors could grow profits from medical marijuana industry.

A look at the best of the best in kiosks, screenmedia

Annual DSA Industry Excellence Awards honor the best kiosk, mobile and digital signage deployments across all verticals.

SoloHealth CEO: 5 marketing trends for 2014

In-store technology is becomming increasingly important to a successful marketing campaign.

In-store health kiosks could make Obamacare understandable

SoloHealth stations are now offering awareness and enrollment information around the new Health Insurance Marketplace.

CTS' Sandra Nix: An industry lesson on survival and success

The industry veteran and president of CTS has personally experienced the evolution of self-service.

Kiosk encourages pet owners to step up weight control

The Pet Step kiosk offers in-store weight analysis and tracking for a variety of household pets.

Health assessment kiosks could be health care's missing link

A growing fleet of health care kiosks is gearing up to reach the underserved.

America's 'most wired' hospital amps up interactive IT

A Pennsylvania hospital rolls out interactive video kiosks to improve patient communication.

CTS talks standing out through customer service

Kiosk Marketplace spoke with Jeremy Harlow, general manager at CTS, on how the company focuses on client services as another means to stand out among competitors.

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Healthy vending: One of the fastest growing industries in the nation

The Automatic Merchandising State of the Industry report said there is a growing demand from consumers and operators for healthy vending products, according to a press release. "Vendors reported that healthy food attributed as much as a 25-percent upswing in...

Fresh Healthy Vending to expand operations to more than 200 locations

Fresh Healthy Vending International Inc. plans to open 100 new locations across the country, according to a company announcement.  "Our location procurement team has been busy securing quality locations for our franchisees.

Hospital rolls out new technology to improve patient management

June 24, 2014 – YORK, PA. Espanola Regional Hospital and Health Centre, a community hospital in Espanola, Ontario, Canada, called on Livewire Digital in York, Pennsylvania, to introduce new technology to gather and prioritize patient admitting information in their triage area of their new emergency annex.

Rice second Seahawks player to become Fresh Healthy Vending franchisee

NFL Super Bowl 2014 Champion Sidney Rice has joined fellow teammate Michael Robinson as a Fresh Healthy Vending franchisee. Rice, the Seattle Seahawks’ wide receiver, purchased 17 combo machines from the San Diego, California-based healthy vending franchisor, which he plans...

iPatientCare launches patient kiosk for Physician’s Offices

iPatientCare, a developer of mHealth and cloud-based ambulatory EHR (electronic health records), integrated practice management and patient portal solutions, has launched a secure patient kiosk for physician's offices. The iPatientCare Patient Kiosk streamlines the patient visit from check-in to payment,...

Hospital vending machines get healthy makeover

Vending machines at Indiana, Illinois and Michigan hospitals belonging to the Mishawaka, Indiana-based Franciscan Alliance are getting a healthy makeover, an Associated Press article in NWITimes says. Following the signature of a contract with Machesney Park, Illinois-based vending services company...

Telehealth console serves homeless men

Talbert House in Cincinnati, Ohio, a non-profit provider of transitional housing for homeless men and veterans, is providing live video doctor visits for its residents with a LiveHealth Online telehealth console. The console, together with free online visits, is provided...

Security risks for medical kiosks?

Medical kiosks that connect patients with remote doctors pose unforeseen security and privacy risks, warns an article in Healthcare IT News. The kiosks, such as the ones to be installed by HealthSpot for Cleveland Clinic, use video streams to connect...

Cash flow increased, wait times decreased with iPad-based health care kiosks

A new self-service patient kiosk developed by The Shams Group and MTS Healthcare promises to reduce wait time for patient check-in, new patient registration and appointment scheduling, and also improve cashflow, according to an announcement from TSG and MTS. The...

HealthSpot signs up Cleveland Clinic, Kaiser Permanente

Cleveland Clinic and telemedicine kiosk company HealthSpot have signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture offering patients access to healthcare through HealthSpot's virtual walk-in remote diagnostics kiosks. Separately, HealthSpot announced its first kiosk implementation in California in...

Medbox receives patent approval for medical cannabis tracking system

Medbox, a provider of kiosk dispensing and ancillary services to the alternative medicine industry, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a notice of allowance on its patent for a marijuana medication and patient tracking system. The...

First Canadian marijuana vending machine launched

The B.C. Pain Society, a Vancouver-based medical marijuana dispensary, has opened what it claims is Canada’s first marijuana vending machine. The cash-only vending machine can only be used by licensed medical marijuana users who have a doctor’s card proving they...

Self-service pharmacy vending patent close, ADVS says

ADVS Technologies announced its patent for its Optimization of Pharmacy Operations using Automatic Distributed Vending System is in the final stages of approval by the United States Patent Office. San Diego-based ADVS's patent is for technology that enables patients to...

Zytronic touchscreens powering Russian e-health kiosks

Zytronic's touch sensing solutions, based on its proprietary Projected Capacitive Technology, have been incorporated into a large scale deployment of information terminals within the Moscow health care system, according to a company announcement. The company, which provides technologies to optimize...

Kiosk solves flower ban in U.K. hospital

St James's Hospital in Leeds, U.K., has installed a silk flower vending machine to get around the national ban on bouquets in wards, reports the Daily Mail. Bans have been enforced in 92 percent of U.K. hospitals amid fears that...

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