Predicting the future of kiosks


The first kiosk debuted at a university in the 1970s, before Windows was even created. Kiosks have had an interesting past, and with the onset of marijuana and medicine kiosks, its future may prove equally interesting.


Kiosks enable telepresence service

Self-service is a big trend, but many industries still benefit from in-person consultation. Telepresence kiosks attempt to kill these two birds with one stone by providing remote in-person interaction.

How NFC tech can improve your kiosk

As NFC phones become the norm, it is allowing for the implementation of new features and functions in interactive kiosks that give kiosk operators the ability to provide greater levels of convenience and interactivity never before seen.

Health care solutions developed with the patient in mind

It can be argued that the underlying premise of patient management is to provide answers and implement solutions to the question – "How can a patient's experience of the health care system be improved?" Therefore, any solution developed should be based on the patient's well-being, comfort and convenience.

Health care Kiosks 101

From anxiety over test results to anxiousness while sitting in a hospital bed, patients need every tool possible to help relieve stress. One of these tools that can make the process of hospital visits easier are health care kiosks.

Social entrepreneurs fighting third-world poverty with energy kiosks

With few options, many living in rural Africa and Asia have to rely on unclean water supplies and dirty energy sources, but social entrepreneurs are taking aim at the problem.

Paul Price to keynote Interactive Customer Experience Summit

Paul Price, CEO of marketing technology company Creative Realities, will offer ICX Summit attendees his expert insights and real-world examples for putting the 'wow factor' into the customer experience.

5 for 5: McDonald's, order kiosks, mobile power and health care

The most-read articles on Kiosk Marketplace in November reveal a significant interest in order and patient check-in kiosks, mobile power kiosks, and how self-service is being used to improve sales and customer satisfaction.

How one health care kiosk is changing provider-patient dynamics

KioskMarketplace spoke with Eric Anderson, COO of Clearwave, about his company's Clearwave Kiosk designed for the health care industry, to find out more about its technology for patient self-service.

ADA: Legal and practical advice

With nearly $2 million in damages and fees paid to plaintiffs in the recent Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired v. Redbox Automated Retail LLC settlement, it's important to revisit ADA compliance implications for self-service industries.

24/7 automated pharmacy services to reduce costs and improve employee satisfaction

In 2010, Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) opened their employee pharmacy as part of their comprehensive ‘Wellness at Work’ plan to offer better health services to their 3,500 employees and at the same time save money. BHS realized they needed a convenient yet cost effective way to capture 2nd and 3rd shift employee prescriptions.

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Cincinnati deploys kiosks for birth and death certificates

Cincinnati recently deployed several kiosks that allow residents to apply for birth and death certificates offsite from the Vital Records Office.

Health care kiosk shares patient stories

Research suggests that when going through an illness it is helpful to hear other patients' stories and share your own story. One company is attempting to address that need with a health care story kiosk that will allow patients to hear stories from those going through similar illnesses.

Money transfer kiosk company aiding in Hurricane Patricia relief

Money transfer company MoneyGram has announced it plans to aid victims of Hurricane Patricia by donating and waiving its transaction fee for anyone sending money to an account in Mexico.

Hospital sign-in kiosks add Spanish option

PatientTrak announced it has added a Spanish option to its patient sign-in kiosk to accommodate Spanish speaking patients.

Mayo Clinic telemedicine kiosk delivers to businesses

Food company Hormel Food's employees will now be able to access medical services while at work, with new Mayo Clinic Health System kiosks.

Telemedicine kiosks arrive in India

Software developers Ebix Inc. recently announced it has deployed its telemedicine kiosks Ask a Doctor throughout the state of Rajasthan, India, to provide residents with access to medical advice.

Telemedicine kiosks arrive in Florida

Jacksonville, Florida-based Crowley Maritime will be the first company in the region to try a telepresence health care kiosk. Florida legislatures are currently discussing regulations on this type of kiosk.

Pharmacy kiosks attempt to enroll into colleges

Self-service pharmacy kiosk group Pharmabox is attempting to expand to college campuses by offering kiosk deployments for free.

Health tech integrates health risk assessment into kiosk

Users can now receive a 'Health Age' assessment from a kiosk.

Automated pharmacy kiosk dives into The Falls

Pharmabox Inc. has announced plans to deploy an automated pharmacy kiosk at The Falls, a Miami outdoor mall.

HealthSpot integrates blood testing into telemedicine kiosks

Telemedicine kiosk provider HealthSpot recently unveiled an integrated blood lab test for its kiosk, designed to provide blood labs in under 10 minutes.

Medical kiosk manufacturer partners with Doctor on Demand to provide telemedicine

Health care kiosk manufacturer Computerized Screening, Inc. has partnered with Doctor on Demand to offer doctor telepresence services on its kiosks.

Self-service pharmacy kiosks deploying in Florida

Pharmabox Inc, a provider of self-service pharmacy kiosks, has begun to deploy in Florida.

Sleepy Hollow hospital helps visitors keep their heads with information kiosks, digital signage

Phelps Hospital, located in Sleepy Hollow, New York, has deployed informational kiosks and digital signage screens to provide directions and news to visitors.

Dieters gain weight loss incentives through kiosks

Colorado dieters can now gain incentives to lose weight through Weigh and Win kiosks.

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Learn how hospitals and other healthcare facilities are using self-service kiosks to provide a better patient experience and better patient care.