MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Intel has launched a Health Application Platform that can be used by remote care solution providers to enable a variety of remote health care usage models.
The Intel HAP enables health care solution providers to securely deliver a wide variety of services across an always-connected and ever-expanding health care continuum and to any cloud. To make the platform readily available, Intel has collaborated with technology design provider Flex to create an Internet of Things computing engine that offers an intelligent, connected edge device providing wireless connectivity to verified peripherals like blood pressure and glucose monitors, pulse oximeters, weight scales and more.
“This innovative solution will enable health care solution providers to bring transformative remote care solutions to market,” said Dave Ryan, general manager, health sector, Internet of Things group, at Intel, in a statement.
Once configured by the health care solution provider, solutions based on the IoT compute engine can work right out of the box. After receipt from their care provider, patients and their families simply plug in the equipment to get it up and running. Its interactive and intuitive user interface automatically displays a notice so users know when the battery needs charging, and a bright light on the device confirms that data is being transmitted, allowing for hands-free use by users. The solution ensures data security both at the hardware and software levels.
Health care professionals will be able to retain ownership of the data that can be stored in and accessed through legacy infrastructure with their own compliance processes in place.
“By focusing on better management and use of data, Intel is helping the health care industry improve care cost, quality and access by delivering care that is more personal, distributed and collaborative,” said Ryan.