Consumer Electronics Association names HealthSpot "Small Business of the Year"

Steve Cashman is recognized for demonstrating innovation, dedication, and an unprecedented entrepreneurial drive

Dublin, Ohio - October 23, 2013 - HealthSpot, a pioneer in patient and provider driven healthcare technology, was recently honored as the Small Business of the Year by the Consumer Electronics Association's (CEA®) Innovation Entrepreneur Awards (IEA) Program. As the CEO and founder, Steve Cashman's vision is to reduce healthcare costs, increase efficiencies and improve access to high quality healthcare through the revolutionary, walk-in kiosk -- the HealthSpot station.


The IEA Program recognizes entrepreneurs and leading businesses that make significant contributions to the U.S. economy. Cashman is recognized in the consumer electronics (CE) industry for demonstrating innovation, dedication to the industry, community outreach and the tenacity to persevere through business and economic challenges.

"We commend Steve Cashman and HealthSpot for driving innovation in healthcare by creating a state-of-the-art telemedicine solution, from the ground up, that is already delivering quality healthcare to patients across the country," said CEA president and CEO, Gary Shapiro. "CEA and the International CES are focused on spotlighting, promoting and advancing technology innovation wherever it may occur. We are proud to recognize Steve and his company as a great example of creating an innovative approach to address a great need."

HealthSpot stations utilize a high-definition videoconferencing and interactive digital medical devices to bring patients face-to face with board-certified physicians. Inside the station, a scale built into the floor records weight, and with the push of a button, the doctor can unlock small cabinets that hold high-tech, digital medical devices that transmit biomedical information, audio, video and pictures back to them through a secured connection. Additionally, the station is equipped with a blood pressure cuff, thermometer, stethoscope and other medical devices.

"HealthSpot has always focused on the consumer at the heart of the healthcare experience," Cashman said. "That's why the 2013 CES was the perfect show for our debut. We want to make it easy for consumers to get quick, convenient, high-quality care so they can live healthier, happier lives."

The annual Innovation Entrepreneur Awards, now in its second year, was launched by the CEA's flagship It Is Innovation (i3) magazine and the CEA Small Business Council. Winners were determined by a panel of industry judges.

About CEA

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $203 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES - The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com and through social media.

About HealthSpot

HealthSpot is pioneering patient and provider healthcare technology with a comprehensive, patent-pending system called the HealthSpot station which enables patients' immediate access to medical diagnostics from board certified doctors via high definition video conferencing and interactive, digital telehealth tools. An innovative approach to the integration of telehealth and acute care, HealthSpot uses digital technology to empower doctors and specialists to provide care that is smarter, simpler and within anyone's reach. For more information on HealthSpot, go to www.healthspot.net.

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