Intel talks about healthcare and information technology at IDF

Posted on Wednesday, August 24 2005 @ 15:13 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Louis Burns, head of Intel's Health Care division, talked at the IDF about healthcare and IT technology
The common theme is that the medical profession needs the IT industry to listen and solve their day to day problems. Heart patients are trusted to do what they’re told about exercise, nutrition and medication. Wireless monitors in the home can help collapse the distance between doctor and patients, he said. But health care represent complex systems and technology can help. There’s a massive system run which is largely still on paper, and so representing isolated islands of information. Many systems use proprietary application software linked to proprietary systems. Standardisation is needed..
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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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