Intel already sells its Intel Health Guide in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia. Now Intel is partnering with health care providers to expand into continental Europe, including France, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands.
Intel is looking to expand its Intel Health Guide in-home patient technology
into the wider European market through a series of partnerships with health care
Intel announced May 26 that it is working with partners to
bring the technology to France,
and the Netherlands.
The solution already is commercially available in the United
States, the United
The Intel Health Guide includes the Intel Health Guide PHS6000,
an in-home patient device, combined with Intel Health Care Management Suite, an
online interface that enables doctors to monitor and manage the care of their
The solution is designed to improve situations involving
chronic illnesses, according to Intel. That will be increasingly important as
the population of Europe continues to age, according to
Doug Busch, vice president and CTO of
Intel's Digital Health Group.
"Chronic conditions can account for 70 percent of total health
expenditures in Europe, especially if the conditions are
poorly managed," Busch said in a statement. "With the average age of the
population in Europe increasing, the number of people
with chronic conditions will increase substantially over the coming years."
The solution gives patients and doctors interactive tools for
care management and includes the collection of vital signs, patient reminders,
surveys, multimedia education and communications tools, such as video
conferencing and e-mail notifications.
It connects to specific wired and wireless medical devices,
such as blood pressure monitors and glucose meters.
In the Netherlands,
the Intel Health Guide is available through Fujitsu, which is the first
reseller. In addition, Intel is working with the Martini
Hospital and Curl T in Groningen
in a pilot project involving pregnant women with diabetes.
Intel is working with Orange Healthcare and is planning to work with Moulins-Yzeure
Hospital on a telehealth pilot
project. In Germany,
Intel is partnering with the Asklepios Hospital Group on a telehealth pilot
project to work with post-discharge patients.
Intel's partner in Spain
is Telefonica. The two are working on a pilot project as well.