Intel Prescribes Health IT
At its developer conference, Intel showcases technology it is working on to improve health care.SAN FRANCISCOIntel Corp. became the latest giant IT company to step boldly into health care. At the Tuesday afternoon keynote here, gloomy music played as huge screens flashed dire predictions about the aging population and rising health care costs. Then Louis Burns, general manager of Intels digital health group, strode onto the stage with a well-rehearsed routine showcasing the companys entry to the health industry space, and saying major news would follow in the spring.
Burns said Intel had been contemplating the health space for two years and had spent the past nine months "listening" to what clinicians, patients and researchers needed.