Connected Health

As discussed, the opportunity for connected health is tremendous. Establishing the ecosystem for interoperable devices sets the stage for better health and health outcomes. Remote patient monitoring, tele-health, health and wellness programs, etc are all pined to this notion. It holds tremendous promise to reduce costs, aid health management for chronic issues, increase health and independence in the aging and general health and wellness.

I have discussed previously here.

Via eFM

Intel has initiated pilot programs to examine a home health laptop, application, and database system able to put patients with chronic medical problems distantly in sync with their doctors.

The Intel Health Guide, which received FDA clearance in July 2008, includes a laptop for patients, as well as online interface for health care providers. Aetna, Scan Health Plan, Erickson Retirement Communities, and the Providence Medical Group in Oregon have each started trials in order to determine if the new machines can lead to improved results in treating diseases like heart failure, hypertension and diabetes.

Since I am involved in Continua, which Intel has had a strong hand in I find it as no surprise that they would lead in the development of a device and with developing relationships with associations such as AHA to aid in fixing this problem. I give them kudos for taking the fight on directly.
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