ATLANTA, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SoloHealth®, a consumer-driven healthcare technology company, and Sam's Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., announced today that the SoloHealth Station® kiosk will begin to rollout this week in Sam's Club locations nationwide, making Sam's Club the first warehouse club retailer to install the kiosks. The SoloHealth Station, an interactive, comprehensive health and wellness screening kiosk for consumers, will roll out this fall to more than 500 Sam's Club locations. The SoloHealth Station, currently available in select retail locations across the U.S., is expected to be in more than 2,500 retail locations by mid-2013, according to company executives. The self-service kiosks are bilingual and free to consumers.
"Sam's Club shares our commitment of empowering consumers to take charge of their health," said SoloHealth Founder and CEO Bart Foster. "We believe that awareness and education are keys to a healthy lifestyle, and we're bringing a comprehensive self-service technology to neighborhood Sam's Club locations nationwide. We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with Sam's Club and look forward to continuing to grow the SoloHealth Station presence with our retailer partners."
"Providing innovative, preventative products and wellness services to our members is a major priority for Sam's Club," commented Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president of health and wellness at Sam's Club. "As the first warehouse club retailer to install The SoloHealth Station for our members, Sam's Club continues to deliver on that priority, providing support of preventative health to our communities and enabling our members to take charge of their health."
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. In March 2011, Coinstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSTR), owner of Redbox, made a financial investment in SoloHealth. In August 2012, WellPoint and Dell both made separate strategic investments in SoloHealth. For more information, visit www.solohealth.com.