Olea Kiosks Expands Healthcare, Telehealth and Telecare Market Solutions

Patient Check-In Kiosk, Telehealth and Telecare Kiosk News

From Olea Kiosks May 2021

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Click for full size — Kaiser Patient Check-in Epic original model.

Editors Note: Olea Kiosks takes major step towards expanding the healthcare patient check-in kiosk and Patient Registration kiosk market along with Telehealth and Telecare by adding James Walker to their sales team.  Walker is an expert in patient check-in and accessibility which dovetails perfectly with Olea Kiosks’ unparalleled engineering. Olea Kiosks is the major provider for Kaiser Permanente which is a primary baseline for Epic Welcome Kiosks and accessibility. Johns Hopkins, Cedars Sinai and Novant to list some others.

Olea Kiosks®, Inc. Adds Industry Veteran James Walker to Sales Team

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 12, 2021 — Olea Kiosks®, Inc., a visionary provider of innovative self-service kiosk solutions, today announced the growth of its sales team by adding veteran healthcare sales executive James Walker.

James joins Olea following ten years of self-service kiosk experience in the healthcare check-in space, most recently as channel director. With a comprehensive background combining sales and marketing, operations, and process improvement, he brings a broader perspective to the needs of his clients. Walker joins Olea as the company continues to grow its presence in healthcare as the industry expands its digital transformation.

Olea Kiosks James Walker

Click for full size — Olea Kiosks James Walker

“Having spent a good deal of time working through patient check-in, I’m excited about the opportunity to improve the entire patient experience and looking for opportunities to remove points of friction across the patient journey,” said Walker. “I see the difference self-service technology has made, and with the addition of telehealth and telemedicine applications, access to healthcare will become so much easier for people experiencing healthcare challenges,” he added.

“2021 is a year bringing much change to Olea Kiosks, and that continues with our growth and expansion in select verticals. James will be a real asset to our team with his extensive experience as we grow our presence across healthcare self-service solutions,” CEO Frank Olea explained.

In addition to almost doubling its manufacturing space earlier this year, Olea Kiosks®, Inc. has also strengthened its leadership team, added other additional sales resources, and expanded its customer experience team.

About Olea Kiosks®, Inc.

Olea Kiosks, Inc. is a self-service kiosk solution provider for the attractions and entertainment, healthcare and hospitality industries. Its technologically advanced, in-house manufacturing, design, and innovation have made it an industry leader. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, customers include Cedars-Sinai, Kaiser Permanente, Tenet, The Habit Burger Grill, The Empire State Building, Universal Studios, Scientific Games, and Subway.

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Walmart Telehealth – Purchases MeMD multi-specialty telehealth partner

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walmart telehealth

From Pymnts May 2021

BENTONVILLE, Ark., and PHOENIX, Ariz., May 6, 2021 – Walmart Health and MeMD, a multi-specialty telehealth provider, today announced they have entered into an agreement for Walmart Health to acquire MeMD. This reinforces Walmart’s commitment to integrated, omnichannel health delivery that leverages data and technology to improve engagement, health equity and outcomes.

This acquisition will, over the coming months, allow Walmart Health to provide access to virtual care across the nation including urgent, behavioral and primary care, complementing our in-person Walmart Health centers. Our focus on consumer engagement, improved health outcomes and early, equitable access remains the cornerstone of quality health care that can help lower overall health care costs across all populations.

“Telehealth offers a great opportunity to expand access and reach consumers where they are and complements our brick-and-mortar Walmart Health locations. Today people expect omnichannel access to care, and adding telehealth to our Walmart Health care strategies allows us to provide in-person and digital care across our multiple assets and solutions,” said Dr. Cheryl Pegus, executive vice president, Health & Wellness. “Our Health & Wellness mission is to focus on the consumer’s seamless experience and improved health. We are excited to welcome MeMD employees to the Walmart family, and we are looking forward to together, accelerating health care access across the country.”


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Telehealth Use Drops For First Time

Telehealth Trends and Usage

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telehealth kiosk

From HealthDive

Dive Brief:

  • Telehealth utilization among the commercially insured fell 16% from January to February, the first month-to-month drop since September, according to a tracker from nonprofit Fair Health.
  • The data suggests a potential slowdown in demand for virtual care services that spiked last year in the early months of COVID-19. Historically high levels of telehealth utilization spurred an unprecedented influx of cash into the digital health sector, but the sustainability of that boom depends in part on continued demand from consumers that could be waning as vaccinations increase and the pandemic wanes.
  • Mental health conditions continued to top the list of diagnoses. However, COVID-19, which joined the top five diagnoses list in December, dropped from the list, likely reflecting the national decline in cases in February.

Dive Insight:

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Round One Funding — Secure up to $1million from the FCC to fund your telehealth infrastructure

From Lets Talk Interactive

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telehealth kiosk

How can you build a telehealth infrastructure for your community or organization?

The FCC is paying for telehealth infrastructure development for those who qualify

The Universal Service Administration Company (USAC), under the FCC’s oversight, announced they will administer a Round 2 of funding for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which promotes the use of telehealth for nonprofit and public eligible HCPs ranging from areas hard-hit by COVID-19, low-income, tribal communities, community hospitals, and more. As cost continues to be a barrier for organizations like these to implement telehealth, this next round of funding is a much-needed way to improve healthcare outcomes and reduce healthcare costs.

The first round of funding, announced in 2020, resulted in more than 500 organizations receiving $200 million in total last summer to build out a telehealth infrastructure. In this second round, an additional $249 million will be allocated to at least one organization in each state and the District of Columbia to support the purchase of telehealth software, hardware, training and more–which will bring these communities improved access to quality healthcare.

Communities and organizations must apply within the one-week filing window for Round 2 funding which takes place from 12:00pm ET on April 29 through 12:00pm ET on May 6th.

Organizations that receive the funding–slated for up to $1 million each–are selected based on a scoring system that is focused on both rural and non-rural health clinics.

Let’s Talk Interactive is a full-service telehealth solutions provider and we are here to help organizations navigate this opportunity. If you are interested in applying for the funding, follow the below steps, which are also shared via USAC’s website. If you are awarded Round 2 Funding, please reach out to hello@letstalkinteractive or 844.431.9948 to get a custom recommendation on what services you should move forward with for your telehealth infrastructure.

Interested in applying? Follow these steps:

  1. Who should apply?

The COVID-19 Telehealth Program is open to eligible HCP sites that treat patients, whether located in rural or non-rural areas or U.S. territories. The program is limited to nonprofit and public eligible HCPs that fall within the categories of HCPs in section 254(h)(7)(B) of the 1996 Telecommunications Act including:

  • Post-secondary educational institutions offering health care instruction, teaching hospitals, and medical schools;

  • Community health centers or health centers providing health care to migrants;

  • Local health departments or agencies;

  • Community mental health centers (CMHCs);

  • Not-for-profit hospitals;

  • Rural health clinics;

  • Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs); or

  • Consortia of HCPs consisting of one or more entities falling into the first seven categories.

  1. How to apply

  1. How are applications evaluated?

Applications are evaluated based on objective evaluation metrics. Eligible health care providers that receive funding awards will purchase eligible telehealth services and connected devices. After these are received, funding awardees must submit requests for reimbursement and other supporting documentation.

  1. What are the eligible services and devices?

  • Telecommunications services and broadband connectivity

  • Information services — internet connectivity services for health care providers or their patients

  • Connected devices – tablets, smartphones, or connected devices to provide telehealth services for patient or health care provider use

Remember, not only can LTI develop your infrastructure, but we can provide all of the solutions necessary to bring it to life.

Need help with your submission? Complete this form and we will walk you through the process.


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