Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 28, 2012
SoloHealth, a consumer-driven healthcare technology company, announced today that its SoloHealth Station™ kiosk has surpassed the 2.5 million mark for consumer interactions, as well as posted strong consumer engagement rates including time spent with the kiosks. The data has been compiled since January 2011 across approximately 200 kiosks currently in select Walmart, Safeway, Publix, CVS, Sam’s Club and Schnuck’s Markets locations.
Today’s news comes as SoloHealth prepares for a nationwide rollout that will put the FDA-approved SoloHealth Station in thousands of new retail locations by mid-2013. The company recently announced strategic investments and partnerships with WellPoint and Dell.
“We believe that awareness and education are keys to a healthy lifestyle, and we’re bringing a free and comprehensive self-service technology to neighborhood retail locations nationwide,” said Bart Foster, CEO & Founder of SoloHealth. “The data has revealed strong consumer engagement rates, even surpassing our original predictions, clearly showing there is an interest and need for this type of access in today’s healthcare environment. We are extremely bullish as we prepare for our nationwide rollout with our retail partners.”
SoloHealth Data & Consumer Engagement Stats:
2.5M+ – Consumer interactions have surpassed 2.5 million; continues to grow.
4 mins. – Average number of minutes each consumer spends per session with the kiosk (4:09m).
33% – Approximately 33% of users took more than one test; blood pressure and BMI highest combo.
57% - Percentage of consumers that tested for blood pressure, the most widely used single test.
19% - Saturdays drove 19% more users than other days.
35+ – 65% of male and female users are 35 and older.
2,500 – Estimated number of SoloHealth Stations to be in market by mid-2013.
71% - Percentage of SoloHealth Station users that are at medium to high risk of hypertension.
51% - Percentage of SoloHealth Station users that are overweight to obese.
25% - Percentage of consumers that are returning users.
95% - Satisfaction rating on accuracy of results, length of the experience, and likelihood to use again.
*Consumer “interaction” constitutes a consumer taking at least one test per session.
The SoloHealth Station provides health screenings for vision, blood pressure, weight, and body mass index, a symptom checker as well as an overall health assessment free of charge. SoloHealth also helps connect consumers to local professionals through their databases, helping people enter the most appropriate and accurate point in the health care system.
A healthcare consumer engagement platform, the SoloHealth Station offers highly personalized, targeted and interactive opportunities for consumers, advertisers and retailers by placing kiosks in high-traffic retail locations and offering integration across a multi-platform ecosystem complete with digital signage, Internet, mobile and social media. The multiple-platform approach gives brand partners, consumers and medical professionals the ease of interaction from many touch points allowing for greater effectiveness and efficiencies.
The SoloHealth Station was recently honored with Intel’s coveted IT healthcare award, the “Intel Innovation Award,” that recognizes leading-edge technology and exceptional innovation for healthcare delivery and processes. The kiosk also received the FDA’s stamp of approval this past June.
ABOUT SOLOHEALTH: Based in Atlanta, Ga., SoloHealth® is a leader in self-service consumer healthcare, utilizing patented technology to deploy interactive health screening kiosks to empower consumers about their health through awareness, education and convenience. The company’s award-winning first offering was the EyeSite Vision kiosk. In summer 2010, the company received a $1.2 M grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to help enable innovation for self-service healthcare and prevention. In 2011, SoloHealth announced its next-generation kiosk, the SoloHealth Station, offering vision, blood pressure, weight, symptoms checking, body mass index, overall health assessment; and access to a database of local doctors. The company’s bilingual kiosks provide free health screenings and recommendations for follow-up care, which leads to prevention and lower health care costs. Strategic investors and partners include Coinstar/Redbox (CSTR), Walter Huff (founder of HBOC), WellPoint and Dell. For more information, visit http://www.solohealth.com.