The Dublin Community Recreation Center will debut new health-care technology.

The Dublin Community Recreation Center will debut new health-care technology.

At the Oct. 2 Healthy Dublin fair, Dublin-based HealthSpot will debut its Care4 Station, a machine that creator Steve Cashman hopes will bring high-quality health care to more people.

Cashman, who started HealthSpot in June 2010, told Dublin City Council on Sept. 26 about the new technology that would allow patients to consult with doctors virtually at a Care4 Station.

“How many of you have ever woken up ill in the morning and had a pretty good idea of what you had?” he said, pointing out that by the time they would receive their medication, their condition had worsened and they had to miss work. “Our mission at HealthSpot is to cure that problem. É It is to increase access to high-quality, affordable health-care services.”

Cashman said he hopes to improve access to health care through Care4 Stations, which could be placed at grocery stores, recreation centers and large employers. Appointments with physicians would cost $45, he said.

The station connects physicians with patients in convenient places and “realigns the delivery mechanism” for health care, Cashman said.

The new technology, which, Cashman called the first of its kind, will make its debut at the recreation center during the Oct. 2 Healthy Dublin community health fair from noon to 4 p.m.

The unit will remain at the recreation center through October.

A partnership with Ohio State University, Central Ohio Primary Care Center and others will have doctors meeting with patients through the Care4 Station, Cashman said.

The company, which recently moved to 545 Metro Place South from an office in Historic Dublin, has been taking the Care4 Station idea to companies around the country.

Cashman said he also presented the idea to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney when he was in Ohio recently.

The virtual health-care stations could be used to offer medical care in Africa and third-world countries, Cashman said.

“(There is a) large opportunity for grant dollars both for our company as well as the city of Dublin that I’d like you to consider,” he said. “There is $600 million in federal money out there for the evolution of access to health-care service that has to be combined between community and private company.”

Locally, Cashman said, he has partnered with New Albany-based Commercial Vehicle Group to produce the Care4 Stations, and Cardinal Health has made an investment in the product.

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