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Customers get new connectivity options from Intel Health Guide

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In an announcement Intel Corporation told that additional connectivity options for customers for the Intel Health Guide, reflecting increased momentum for Intel’s next-generation remote patient monitoring solution. For providing more flexibility to the payers and providers, the Intel Health Guide is to be deployed. For the same the system now is being made available to connect patients and their healthcare teams through multiple connectivity options, including cable/DSL broadband, mobile wireless and residential phone services, also known as plain old telephone service (POTS). The Intel Health Guide is the first regulated medical device by Intel, available in the UK since November 2008, that allows healthcare providers to customise care, gather timely information about the status of their patients and collect and prioritise patient data. Patients are involved in self care with help of this system, by providing them with an easy-to-use, intuitive way to have timely interaction with their care providers and receive relevant self-care education. This helps to minimise time-consuming and costly clinic/surgery visits. The key differentiating features of the Intel Health Guide’s key include video-conferencing and customisable content, customers have been able to easily integrate it into their existing activities in a way that benefits their particular business the most. Patients and clinicians can now have access to the Intel Health Guide through a mix of connectivity options. This is of importance, especially in UK since around a fifth of the population live in rural areas, where access to healthcare services can be limited, and approximately one-third do not currently have broadband access. The Intel Health Guide’s enhanced connectivity will also give older people more flexible options for maintaining their health from home. In addition, wireless connectivity through mobile networks including 3G is now available, building on the capabilities of standard broadband by offering high data transfer bandwidth with flexibility in location. With the use of a simple and inexpensive modem adaptor, older people without broadband access will also be able to measure their vital signs and send data to their clinicians automatically across a residential phone line.

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