As the healthcare industry evolves newer solutions & technologies have been introduced over the last few decades. Telemedicine is one of the latest health service solutions in the modern healthcare system. It has become a buzzword in modern medical service as it allows healthcare providers to assure medical treatment in remote places. There are different types of medical devices that have been connected to telemedicine and serve a number of patients to increase the medical facilities and Kiosk is one of them to provide self-checking of blood pressure, pulse rate with health-point blood pressure monitor, and height & weight with advanced sensors of a patient in a short span of time. Here, we’ll discuss how telemedicine and kiosk benefit the healthcare system and saves a lot of time and money.

What does telemedicine stand for?

Telemedicine stands for those clinical services that are provided by health practitioners via telecommunication services. It is a two-way communication system where doctors and patients contact each other very smoothly. The other name of telemedicine is e-health service as nowadays internet has been used in every aspect of the medical industry. Normally, telemedicine has developed to provide consultations to patients from home at any time but over time there are many medical devices have been connected with hospital information systems and assure clinical service available for all.

What are the benefits of telemedicine?

In recent years healthcare providers trying to include their every service under the telemedicine umbrella and there are a lot of benefits to it. As we know, the world population is growing very fast, and providing standard medical service to all is a challenging task. Better health services could be compromised if hospitals and healthcare offices spend all of their resources on manpower instead of other important things. Eventually, machines can’t replace human intellect but there are some small tasks in hospitals where we can decrease the human interactions and increase the work efficiency. For example, the hospital needed patients’ blood pressure, pulse rate, height, and weight information to ensure a better diagnosis but if a person dedicatedly works to managing these data it will be time taking task and there might be some human error occurred. On the other hand, in telemedicine service hospitals usually use kiosks machine where a healthpoint blood pressure monitor, weight, and height sensor are always active so patients can easily use these machines by themselves. Also, some minor health issues or health inquiries can be consulted online via video calling with doctors to reduce the patient crowd at hospitals. Overall, e-health services increased the efficiency of medical services by decreasing the patient load, making information available, and making all the processes fast. Day by day more and more medical services are merging with telemedicine and this concept of providing medical service has become a game changer in many densely populated areas.

What is a kiosk means in medical service?

The common meaning of kiosk portrait is a machine that can be used by the general public by themselves to get some specific services. Making self-payment at the store, issuing tickets by the traveler at stations or airports, and self-measuring some health data such as BP, pulse rate, height, and weight with a machine are including them. In the medical service, a kiosk machine is referred to a compact machine where patients can self-test some of their basic health data such as blood pressure, heart rate, height, weight, etc. the machine can also be used in open places with a payment system or in the hospital connected with the hospital information system. A kiosk machine basically contains several components such as a health point blood pressure monitor which is not as same as other automatic BP measuring devices, and sensors to measure height and weight. In kiosk machines, usually, the blood pressure monitor’s cuff is visible on the outer side of the machine, and the other components are integrated with the kiosk machine. After completing the process which will take a few seconds the data will be shown on the display and will be printed out, along with that in hospitals the data will be sent to HIS system in real-time.

How do kiosk benefits with telemedicine?

As we all know, the tests performed with a kiosk machine are pretty basic but these data such as blood pressure and pulse rate data are quite essential for diagnosis and prescribing any medicines. Where height and weight data are also important for planning diet, calculating BMI, and diagnosis of possible health issues. However, if these tests can be performed under a healthcare provider’s observation it will become quite time-consuming and the data needs to be collected and input in the system manually which can lead to possible human error. On the other side, with a kiosk machine, patients can easily measure these by themselves. Kiosk machines are equipped with voice guidance and video guidance for patients and integrated with the hospital information system. That is why the machine will display the result as well as save it in the HIS in real time. It definitely will save the hospital a lot of money as they can work with lower employees and the machine can be set up in a small place, this machine is quite economical and suitable to ensure one of the telemedicine services.

How does HINGMED healthpoint blood pressure monitor work with telehealth?

HINGMED is a dedicated blood pressure monitor manufacturer that produces cutting-edge blood pressure monitors for the clinical and home use segment. The device of HINGMED is complete and can work independently to measure blood pressure. but it can also be used as an healthpoint blood pressure monitor integrated with the kiosk system. To assemble with a Kiosk system the whole device is not required to be installed in the system. As the clinical automatic blood pressure monitor is developed with a modular design; the cuff and the blood pressure & pulse rate detecting sensor module can be installed and integrated with the kiosk system. The cuff is designed ergonomically so it can be moved in four directions. This feature will definitely provide comfort to patients of any height. The wide-range cuff can be suitable for any arm size and is certified by ISO 81060-2:2018 protocol. So, measuring height, weight, BP, and pulse rate with the kiosk is very conventional but the kiosk with HINGMED BP monitor is more conventional and suitable to use for patients.