“A Maryland patient with a fever could one day enter a photo booth-like facility and leave with a diagnosis and prescription,” a recent article published in the Annapolis Capital Gazette business section begins. For the article, Capital Gazette interviewed gpTRAC’s Zoi Hills, among others, on the MEDEX “Unmanned Micro Clinic.”
The MEDEX Micro Clinic is a portable medical room that allows patients to conduct a variety of medical tests with the assistance of installed and satellite technology. If users need to speak with medical staff directly, the system is equipped to connect with 24 hour medical centers around the country. Zoi first saw the Micro Clinic at a demonstration in Minnesota three years ago, when the photo-booth like medical facility was just an idea.
Now, MEDEX is garnering increased support and investments for its Micro Clinics as the global telemedicine market expands. The eventual goal of MEDEX is to have Micro Clinics in supermarkets and airports across the country, providing services at roughly the same price as a routine doctor visit co-pay (~$25).
Would you be quick to step into a Micro Clinic?