Deutsche Telekom AG
Health Kiosk provides personalized advice through video conferencing
“Health Kiosk” is a decentralized, partially automated cloud-based medical care system in which patients receive personalized advice anytime, anywhere through video conferencing with doctors, ICT-supported examinations, integration of mobile devices and ePayment systems. This e-Health solution materializes the benefits of digitization for patients and health care personnel and is an answer to the challenges posed by rising costs of health care systems and shortage of doctors.
By 2030, there will be a shortage of 111,000 doctors in Germany, mainly in rural areas. “Health kiosk” counterbalances this trend by providing better access for patients living in rural areas, increasing the overall health of rural population; doctors are allocated in the best possible way in rural areas; and overall cost savings and efficiency increases in the health system. Furthermore, the solution leads to decreasing CO2 emissions because travelling to the far-away doctor is not needed for every consultation.