Taking Remote Care to the Next Level

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The science is there: Remote care can drop post-discharge chronic heart failure deaths by up to 50 .  And it can cut U.S. employer healthcare costs by as much as $6 billion annually2.

Offering substantial improvements in patient care and extensive cost savings, remote care delivery should already be ubiquitous. But it’s not.

While remote care use is increasing, widespread adoption still faces barriers. Foremost among them are security and privacy concerns, integration with existing workflows and technology, and solution flexibility that doesn’t sacrifice reliability and predictability.

It’s time to take remote care to the next level and fully deliver on its world-changing potential.

Introducing the Intel Health Application Platform—software that, when coupled with an Intel-architecture-based design specification implemented by a third-party hardware vendor, such as Flex*, can help healthcare solution providers enable the secure and reliable delivery of distributed healthcare services across an always-connected and ever-expanding healthcare edge and to any cloud.

These solutions have the power to extend the reach of healthcare professionals and help them deliver better outcomes beyond today’s costly hospital and clinical settings.

When used in healthcare solution provider designs, the Intel Health Application Platform can capture and transmit data to medical professionals. This data can not only help tailor individual treatments, but can also be used to inform treatments of other patients with similar diagnoses across the world.

With that in mind, the security and privacy of said data become vitally important. With a host of security features, the Intel Health Application Platform, when coupled with hardware from a third-party vendor, can allow for full data ownership and hardware-based security without compromising efficiency—keeping data flowing and safe from edge to cloud.

The Intel Health Application Platform, also makes use of IoT technology to promote healthy outcomes when combined with hardware from a third-party vendor. The Flex IoT Compute Engine product will be first, but after that, who knows? The platform is flexible enough to support a range of peripherals like blood pressure monitoring, body composition monitoring, and pulse oximeters to improve user experience with minimal upkeep.

The Intel Health Application Platform also makes use of IoT technology to promote healthy outcomes when combined with hardware from a third-party vendor. The Flex IoT Compute Engine product will be first, but after that, who knows? The platform is flexible enough to support a range of peripherals like blood pressure monitoring, body composition monitoring, and pulse oximeters to improve user experience with minimal upkeep.

It’s estimated that the number of remotely monitored patients will rise to 36.1 million by 20203. With these promising numbers, it makes sense for healthcare professionals to implement technology like third-party hardware products powered by the Intel Health Application Platform now to bring their industry into the future and save lives.

1 Inglis, S. C., Clark, R. A., Dierckx, R., Prieto-Merino, D., & Cleland, J. G. (2015). Structured telephone support or non-invasive telemonitoring for patients with heart failure. The Cochrane Library, 2-3. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD007228.pub3

2 Towers Watson. “Current Telemedicine Technology Could Mean Big Savings.” August 2014. https://www.towerswatson.com/en-US/Press/2014/08/current-telemedicine-technology-could-mean-big-savings

3 http://www.berginsight.com/ReportPDF/ProductSheet/bi-mhealth8-ps.pdf

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