NCR Partners With SoloHealth to Service Interactive Consumer Health Care Kiosks Nationwide
|November 14, 2012 12:24 AM
SoloHealth has begun its rollout of thousands of high-tech, self-service consumer health care kiosks at retailers nationwide with the help of
NCR Corporation (NYSE:NCR). NCR’s services group has signed a three-year agreement with SoloHealth to provide on-site repair services after the units are installed, expected to be in more than 2,500 retail locations by mid-2013.
The agreement covers service of thousands of SoloHealth Stations, which will be deployed in mass merchant, drug and grocery retailers across the country, including select Walmart and Sam’s Club locations. SoloHealth Stations are now present
in all 50 states, according to the company.
The SoloHealth Station offers a variety of health screenings, including vision, blood pressure, weight, symptoms checking, body mass index and an overall health assessment. The kiosk also provides and connects users with a database of local doctors. A cloud-based health care consumer platform, the SoloHealth Station offers targeted and interactive opportunities for consumers, advertisers and retailers by placing kiosks in high-traffic retail locations and offering integration across a multi-platform complete with digital signage, Internet and mobile.
“With health care such a vital and hot topic, NCR is very excited to be working with SoloHealth to make an easy-to-use health monitoring and assessment solution available to thousands of Americans and keep these thousands of innovative devices up and running for retailers looking to drive store traffic and build shopper loyalty,” said Bill Barton, vice president of NCR Retail Sales.
“We are focused on selecting the most strategic, strongest and reliable partners for our SoloHealth Station kiosks and NCR fits the bill perfectly,” said Eric Hoell, senior vice president, operations and product development. “Our partnership with NCR will ensure our kiosks will be functioning at an optimal performance level for our retail partners and the thousands of consumers interacting with them.”
Based in Atlanta, Ga., SoloHealth is a leader in self-service consumer health care, utilizing patented technology to deploy interactive health screening kiosks to empower consumers about their health. Strategic investors and partners include Coinstar/Redbox (CSTR), Walter Huff (founder of HBOC), WellPoint and Dell.
In a related note, Bart Foster, CEO and founder of SoloHealth is the featured guest on this week’s
Power Hour, which will be broadcast tonight at 9:00 p.m. E.T. The Power Hour is a live, internet–based talk radio show that airs every Wednesday night, and is put on by Dr. Gary Gerber and
The Power Practice.
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