Intel is looking to enter another area of the tech market. After gaining a go-ahead from the US FDA Intel is going to dive into its new Intel Health Guide and is currently working with with Aetna, Scan Health Plan, Erickson Retirement Communities, and the Providence Medical Group in Oregon to setup pilot programs for the new technology.
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According to Planetary Gear, a blog at CNET, Intel has announced a number of pilot programs to test the company's recently approved Health Guide PHS6000 device (see our previous post: At-Home Monitoring Solution from Intel ). The unit, coupled with enterprise software, allows patients to communicate via video and voice with their health care providers, manage data from at-home diagnostic devices, and receive relevant information about their conditions. The company is partnering with Aetna, Scan Health Plan, Erickson Retirement Communities, and the Providence Medical Group in Oregon to enroll patients and physicians to assess the benefits and challenges of the telehealth system.