An announcement of additional connectivity options along with new customers for the Intel Health Guide, reflecting increased momentum for Intel’s next-generation remote patient monitoring solution, was made by Intel Corporation. With the aim of providing payers and providers more flexibility in deploying the Intel Health Guide, now the system is being made available which would connect patients and their health care teams via multiple connectivity options including cable/DSL broadband, cellular wireless and residential phone service, also known as plain old telephone service (POTS). In-home care and health services organizations such as Providence Life Services, Spectrum Medical, and ProActive Healthcare are incorporating the Intel Health Guide into their offerings to improve health care through better communication among patients, clinicians and family members.
The Intel Health Guide has been made available since last year. The company’s first regulated medical device, allows health care providers to customize care, gather timely information about the status of their patients, and collect and prioritize patient data. Engaging patients in their own care by providing them with an easy-to-use, intuitive way to have timely interaction with their care providers and receive relevant self-care education, the system helps to minimize time, consuming and costly office visits. Presence of the Intel Health Guide’s key differentiating features such as video conferencing and customizable content, have enabled the customers to easily integrate it into their existing activities in a way that benefits their particular business the most. The same system was utilized by the Providence Life Services, which offers a full range of retirement living and senior care services to help monitor patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) who have recently been discharged from the hospital. By incorporating Intel’s system, Providence hopes to reduce rates of re-hospitalization and open up new forms of independence and disease management.