The Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE) and SoloHealth have announced a partnership to install interactive health kiosks in markets already established Digital Empowerment Councils (DECs).
ADE, a non-profit consumer advocacy organisation that serves to facilitate and ensure equal access to technology in underserved communities; is teaming up with SoloHealth, a health care education, information and data analytics company, positioned to capitalise on the growing consumer preference for self-directed healthcare services.
The health kiosks will be situated in a variety of high traffic locations.
Julius H. Hollis, Chairman of ADE, said minority populations are suffering from chronic diseases at a disproportionate rate that has to be addressed.
"I believe that in order to adapt to this and ensure equity in access to quality care as our healthcare system evolves, we need to practice medicine differently using technology and other resources such as SoloHealth's interactive healthcare kiosks."
Bart Foster, CEO and founder of SoloHealth, said the goal is to get people thinking about their health and taking action. It is through this relationship that health awareness will be heightened.
We believe that this strategic partnership will not only dramatically reduce healthcare costs, but also increase access for millions of people through self-service health screening technology placed in high traffic retail locations, he said.