BayCare Health Brings Health Tech Store into HealthHub Locations

BayCare TechDeck
Beth Weiner is a Health Tech coach for TechDeck, BayCare Health System (Image: BayCare)

BayCare Health System, a Clearwater, FL-based health system is transforming patient experience by bringing a “genius bar” like tech store into its innovative, high-tech health and wellness facilities called HealthHub™.

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TechDecks will provide high-tech products such as weight scales, blood pressure cuffs, wearable devices and a range of apps that can be connected to personal devices so patients can track health data including pulse, blood pressure, weight and body mass index – and then send these results directly to doctors.

Certified health tech coaches will be present at the facilities to assist patients learn how the technology can enhance their overall health and wellness, said a press release.

“BayCare TechDeck™ is designed to help patients engage in their own health through wearable and consumer technology,” said Craig Anderson, director of Innovation at BayCare. “This innovative service, which is new to health care, provides cutting-edge technology that is recommended by our physicians.”

The first BayCare TechDeck is opened at BayCare HealthHub is located at 8787 Bryan Dairy Road in Largo, FL 33777. The second TechDeck is expected to open in March 2019 in the BayCare HealthHub™ at Bloomingdale located at 2470 Bloomingdale Avenue in Valrico, FL 33596.

BayCare TechDeck

“This service provides additional opportunities for physicians and patients to become even better partners in their own health care,” said Dr. Jeffrey Held, vice president and chief medical officer for Ambulatory Services at BayCare. “It also allows patients to use technology to increase physical activity and monitor their health outside the doctor’s office, encouraging them to be more proactive about their health.”

The hours of operation for BayCare TechDeck are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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About BayCare

BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 15 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, and wellness. Our mission is to improve the health of all we serve through community-owned, health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care.