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..