In pictures: Intel monitors Australia's e-health

Health Guide launch signals move into lucrative e-health market

  • Catherine Bradley of Toronto, NSW starts her daily health session with the Intel's first home medical device, the Health Guide. The in-home patient device, the PHS6000, uses the Intel Health Care Management Suite, an online interface that allows clinicians to securely monitor patients in their homes and manage care remotely.

  • Ann Maree Battersby, nurse of Hunter Nursing, shows Catherine Bradley the features of the Intel Health Guide. The device aims to provide clinicians with ongoing access to data so that they can better manage patient conditions.

  • Catherine Bradley takes her blood pressure using the Intel Health Guide. The device offers interactive tools for personalised care management including vital sign collection, patient reminders, surveys, multimedia educational content, and feedback and communications tools such as video conferencing and email notifications. It can connect to specific models of wired and wireless medical devices, including blood pressure monitors, glucose metres, pulse oximetres, peak flow metres and weight scales.

  • Catherine Bradley follows the instructions on how to take her blood pressure. The Intel Health Guide has been accepted for supply in Australia by the Therapeutics Goods Administration.

  • Catherine Bradley monitors her weight using the Intel Health Guide. Intel is collaborating with Hunter Nursing Agencies, based in Toronto, NSW on a pilot study that will involve 50 high-risk patients who have one or more chronic diseases, in particular, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

  • Catherine Bradley and Ann Maree Battersby, nurse of Hunter Nursing, use the teleconferencing feature to discuss how Mrs Bradley is feeling.

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