AFFORDABLE POINT OF SERVICE HEALTHCARE ACCESS COMES TO MARYLANDERS
Columbia, MD, July 18, 2022 - Hawkeye Med Tech, Inc, a Maryland Medtech company has partnered with the Kiosk Group, Ltd,. to produce one-of-a-kind Portable TotalCare Telehealth StationTM or PTTS. PTTS is a Made in Maryland integrated telehealth tablet, blood pressure machine and pulse oximeter. PTTS not only enables users to get scheduled virtual medical and mental healthcare with their own providers but also self-manage their chronic conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, COPD, Cancer, Parkinson, obesity and others.
Hawkeye MedTech won a significant grant from the State of Maryland to deploy TotalCare Portable Telehealth Stations to improve access to healthcare and reduce health inequity in the State of Maryland.
PTTS is being targeted to senior independent living facilities, assisted living facilities, activity centers, libraries, rural communities and adult daycare centers around the US.
"We saw the promise of telehealth for serving rural, seniors and inner-city Marylanders with little access to healthcare. However, we also know that access to computers, fast internet connections, and smartphones can be hard to come by in some communities. By offering a low- cost PTTS appliance to locations like libraries, senior assisted living facilities, community health offices, and schools, we can bring access to healthcare closer to these communities." says Hawkeye MedTech CEO Ashok Kapur, "Telehealth can't remove every barrier to access to healthcare but can make a significant impact."
"We developed a device that is rugged, portable, and easy-to-use that is also easy to disinfect and maintain. It is safe to use in a public and in facility settings" says Aaron Westphal, Kiosk Group’s Director of Sales and Operations, "For less than two dollars a day, any location can offer a safe, durable, turnkey telehealth platform to their visitors."
TotalCare by Hawkeye Med Tech
TotalCare™ is a HIPAA compliant software and hardware solution that helps democratize healthcare access across socio-economic barriers. By bringing physicians into rural and inner- city healthcare deserts through telehealth point-of-service stations and free-to-use mobile apps, TotalCare reduces the barriers that often lead to chronic disease progression, late diagnosis, and avoidable adverse outcomes.
Kiosk Group, Ltd.
Kiosk Group, Inc. is a privately held, Maryland-based company that many leading companies, organizations, and government agencies trust and rely upon for interactive kiosks.
Ashok Kapur, Hawkeye MedTech
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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES 51 “BUILD TO SCALE” GRANTS TOTALING $47 MILLIONTO FUEL INNOVATION AND TECH-BASED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Contact: EDA Public Affairs Department, (202) 482-4085
October 5, 2022
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding 51 “Build to Scale” grants – totaling $47 million – to organizations that support technology entrepreneurs, catalyze innovation and fuel economic growth.
EDA’s “Build to Scale” program provides annual grants that aim to accelerate technology entrepreneurship by increasing inclusive access to entrepreneurial support and startup capital. The 2022 awardees will leverage an additional $48 million in matching funds from a variety of private and public sector sources. These EDA investments support advanced manufacturing, bioscience, clean energy and blue economy clusters in regions throughout the United States.
"Strengthening technology ecosystems are a critical key to the Biden Administration's efforts to build a stronger America,” said Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. “Innovation and entrepreneurship have long been keys to American success and will continue to strengthen our collective economic and national security, as well as individual prosperity and well-being.”
"EDA is proud to partner with this year's 'Build to Scale' grantees as they invest in entrepreneurs and create equitable access to capital in their communities," said Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Alejandra Y. Castillo. "These projects will give the next generation of industry-leading companies a seminal boost that will result in job creation and private investment – potentially transforming a regional economy and creating economic opportunity beyond what we can foresee.”
The 2022 Build to Scale program was comprised of two competitions––the Venture Challenge and the Capital Challenge. The Venture Challenge supports programs that enable high-growth technology entrepreneurship and foster inclusive access to proven entrepreneurship support models. The Capital Challenge increases access to capital in communities where risk capital is in short supply by providing operational support for early-stage investment funds, networks, and training programs that focus on both traditional and hybrid equity-based financing.
About the U.S. Economic Development Administration (www.eda.gov)
The mission of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting competitiveness and preparing the nation's regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. An agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, EDA invests in communities and supports regional collaboration in order to create jobs for U.S. workers, promote American innovation, and accelerate long-term sustainable economic growth.