Friday, August 18, 2006

Lifeclinic to demo upgraded health testing kiosk

Lifeclinic, makers of the nearly-ubiquitous blood pressure monitoring stations that you can encounter at nearly every supermarket, pharmacy and big-box retailer around, has announced that it will be showcasing an upgraded version of it self-service kiosk offering at hte upcoming National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Pharmacy & Technology Conference in San Diego.

The new kiosk will offer automated blood pressure, weight, body fat, BMI and blood oxygen tests, and glucose meter upload capability, as well as the ability to save this information to a private area at (in a supposedly HIPAA-compliant way). "Additional peripheral input ports include IR (infrared) and USB for interfacing with various personal health devices. Customers can easily navigate through the LC500’s interface of test options, health information, and a retailer’s product, coupon and discount database, via a 10.4” color LCD touch screen. Pharmacies wanting to enhance their Medication Therapy Management (MTM) program or pharmacist/patient consulting service, can take advantage of the LC500’s Internet readiness for secure, HIPAA-compliant, open source integration into most pharmacy network applications for real-time collection and management of customer data. Customers can also manage their own data from any Web browser via or the retailer’s Web site. Optional features include both a magnetic stripe and barcode reader for retail loyalty card programs."

You can find the full press release here.

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