Based on its recent analysis of the North American remote patient monitoring (RPM) market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Intel with the 2018 North American New Product Innovation Award for the Intel Health Application Platform (HAP), an innovative application software platform that can be used by remote care solution providers to enable a variety of remote health usage models. To make the Intel HAP platform readily available to solution providers, Intel has collaborated with Flex the Sketch-to-Scale™ solutions provider that designs and builds Intelligent Products for a Connected World™. The Flex IoT Compute Engine based on the optimized Intel architecture hardware design specification coupled with the Intel HAP software provides an innovative solution which reduces hospital readmissions, lowers costs, and accelerates time to market.
"The Intel Health Application Platform software coupled with the Flex IoT Compute Engine is designed to help the ecosystem of RPM solution providers develop a variety of new and exciting usage models to accelerate remote care, said Victor Camlek, Principal Industry Analyst. “This solution helps address a range of immediate needs including reducing potential provider penalties for readmission and enhancing care for aging populations and people with one or more chronic diseases."
Some of the outstanding benefits of this product include:
• Stable software environment that eliminates disruptive system updates;
• True data ownership as the data is encrypted and stored until it can be forwarded to the back-end location designated by the solution owner (Intel does not own patient and other medical data);
• Advanced security methodologies to help protect trusted data;
• Growing number of verified peripherals;
• Support for Continua and Bluetooth Low Energy compliant peripherals;
• Highly customizable solution with powerful features and low R&D;
• Flexible app development (Intel enables solution providers to layer their own or relevant Android-based, value-added apps);
• Oﬀers hardware, software, and communications services, as well as logistics, through global ecosystem partner, Flex.
Initial use cases include RPM, assisted living monitoring, chronic disease management, post-acute care management, and clinical drug and therapy trials. Given the demanding requirements of these use cases, Intel HAP (intel.com) offers enterprise-grade stability, security, and longevity which are critical needs in this market. In addition, remote care use cases enabled by Intel HAP provide new, rich data streams to feed the growing number of AI and analytics applications that health care providers need for better diagnosis and treatment.
"Intel® HAP coupled with the Flex IoT Compute Engine can dramatically simplify the collection and sharing of RPM information, saving money for providers while uncovering new monitoring scenarios. Intel is also creating an ecosystem of medical-grade remote care service providers to boost reliability," noted Camlek. "The opportunity to transform the robust stream of RPM-generated data to intelligence is important, and Intel has positioned itself as a valuable technology partner to healthcare industry participants."
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