Intel Announces First Home Medical Device to Connect Clinicians with Patients

Intel Corporation announced a care management tool designed for health care professionals who manage patients with chronic conditions.  Called Health Guide, it is initial offering of personal health systems that go beyond the simple remote patient monitoring systems available today.

The Intel Health Guide, which received 510(k) market clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in July, is a comprehensive personal health system that combines an in-home patient device (the Intel Health Guide PHS6000) and an online interface (the Intel Health Care Management Suite), allowing clinicians to remotely monitor patients and manage care.

“The Health Guide is a step forward in offering more personalized and effective management of chronic health conditions in the home,” said Louis Burns, vice president and general manager of the Intel Digital Health Group.  “Intel has spent years researching the needs of both caregivers and patients, and we are now moving to launch a series of products that will help extend care from the hospital to the home.”

[Posted by Peter DeHaan for AnswerStat magazine, a medical healthcare publication from Peter DeHaan Publishing Inc.]