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"Doc in a box" may help lower health care costs for county

(Cleveland) – Automated health care is now available to employees at the Cuyahoga County Justice Center.

HealthSpot is a new kiosk where workers can have a teleconference with a MetroHeath physician, and get a complete physical work up if they are feeling ill.

Patients step into the booth and are connected to a doctor, with the physician able to remotely take their temperature, monitor their heartbeat, weight, and other vital signs. Doctor is even able to write a prescription.

The 8-by-5 foot HealthSpot station is located in the atrium of the Justice Center. Cuyahoga County is the first government agency in Ohio to offer the device, which will be open from noon to 4:30pm Monday through Friday.

Robbie Page of HealthSpot & Dr. Akram Boutros, MetroHealth CEO.

County Executive Ed FitzGerald says Healthspot will help lower medical costs in the long run by allowing employees to get more convenient and timely examinations and treatment.

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(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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