HealthSpot and Miami Children’s Hospital Pursue a Superior Healthcare Experience

With ten HealthSpot Stations planned for Miami and the Caribbean in 2013, Miami Children’s Hospital continues to shape the future of primary and specialty pediatric medicine. 

Las Vegas, NV – CES Booth Grand Lobby-3 – January 8, 2013 at 10:00 AM PST – HealthSpot™, a pioneer in patient and provider-driven healthcare technology, has signed a strategic partnership with Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) on a proposed multi-phased project that will reshape the pediatric patient and provider experience, involve new technology, and build long term relationships that will substantially improve our country’s healthcare delivery system.

“HealthSpot has been engaging with proven industry leaders as strategic partners to help launch our product offering,” said HealthSpot founder and CEO Steve Cashman. “Together with Miami Children’s Hospital we intend to craft a superior physician, consumer, and community experience to transform the healthcare delivery model.”

Improving access to health care services is the next frontier in healthcare. Meeting the increased demand for access to health services without sacrificing quality, service and efficiency represents a significant challenge, which may be better met by collaboration among different organizations.

For over 60 years Miami Children’s Hospital has been using technology to enhance the delivery of patient care and its affordability. MCH’s award-winning eHealth Initiative involved the development and deployment of leading-edge mobile applications, a pediatric telehealth command center, and the deployment of interactive video devices – all integrated with the hospital’s state-of-the-art electronic medical record system. MCH’s eHealth Initiative has delivered solid results in the organization’s clinical care and business operations; collaborating with HealthSpot represents their dedication to developing a streamlined healthcare delivery system for patients and providers.

HealthSpot Station is expected to work with MCH’s Global Telehealth Command Center, which currently allows pediatric specialists to interact, counsel children and parents, write e-prescriptions for existing patients, and consult with emergency-rescue workers, such as paramedics preparing a child for air ambulance transport. It would also expand MCH’s medical surge capacity, helping to coordinate a rapid and effective response to a pandemic or natural disaster. With ten HealthSpot Stations planned to deploy regionally in Miami and the Caribbean, MCH will increase its delivery of convenient and affordable services through the adoption of new technology.

“We are investing heavily in our infrastructure,” said MCH Senior VP and CIO Edward Martinez. “Technology has played a vital role in building and expanding an effective healthcare environment that is focused on our patients and their families. Here at MCH we are innovating leading-edge mobile applications and telemedicine capabilities, and in cooperation with HealthSpot we will champion telehealth services as a long term solution for transforming the future of primary and specialty pediatric medicine.”

About HealthSpot™

HealthSpot is pioneering patient and provider healthcare technology with a comprehensive, turnkey system called the HealthSpot Station which enables patients’ immediate access to medical diagnostics from board certified doctors via high definition video conferencing and interactive, digital telehealth tools. An innovative approach to the integration of telehealth and acute care, HealthSpot uses digital technology to empower doctors and specialists to provide care that is smarter, simpler and within anyone’s reach.

About Miami Children’s Hospital

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami Children’s Hospital® is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012-2013 by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor.