Akos Med Clinic, a leader in the urgent care and telemedicine arenas, has partnered with Safeway to bring in-store medical clinics powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality. The two stores are at 926 E. Broadway Road, Tempe, and 20205 N. 67th Ave., Glendale.
This first-of-its-kind approach to healthcare delivery is achieved through technology developed by AdviNOW Medical combined with Phoenix-based Akos’ virtual health platform. Many conditions routinely seen in doctor’s offices or urgent care centers can be quickly and effectively treated, such as sinus infections, earaches, sore throats, rashes, strains and sprains.
After sitting in front of a computer screen and simple-to-use, FDA-approved medical devices, a complete patient work-up is sent electronically to an Akos healthcare provider with a breakdown of predicted illnesses and treatment options. Through a video consultation, the provider engages with the patient to confirm the AI-collected information, verify the diagnosis, and confirm or modify the treatment plan formulated by the system. A healthcare professional will also be on-site if needed.