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Beverly Hills, CA, United States, 2010/10/22 - US Tele-Medicine, a national leader in telehealth services, operating in twelve states, selects the Intel PHS6000 unit for its national chronic care management programs.
Intel’s Telemedicine efforts in promoting their Health Guide platform are showing results. US Tele-Medicine, a national leader in telehealth services, operating in twelve states, selected the Intel PHS6000 unit for its chronic care management programs.
A Joint Venture, recently signed by Intel and GE, is currently scheduled to begin operations in January 2011. Will that joint venture affect the structure of the current Intel Health Management product or Intel devices?
“Quite the contrary,” said Gideon Ilumin, the Business Affairs Director for US Tele-Medicine, “the results of blending these two dominant and talented entities, will allow us to quickly expand our pioneering protocols and business model, and become a powerful influence in telemedicine.”
While US Tele-Medicine (ustelemedicine.com) touts itself as General practitioners “Your Family Doctor,” it services a large group of patients suffering chronic conditions and using remotely monitored devices in their homes and offices. US Tele-Medicine structured its EMR last year, and programmed the home devices to transmit their data directly to the EMR. A medical team immediately triage's the information. Life saving medical intervention is always present for US Tele-Medicine’s monitored patients.
“Intel and GE are fortunate to be at the origination point of a transnational change in health care,” Ilumin said. “Telemedicine is the only viable and economically sound solution to our health care crisis. Soon we will be inducting over Thirty (30) Million new people onto our health care rolls. How can we possibly provide care to that many more patients, without telemedicine?”
Experts have estimated that we need to build an additional two thousand hospitals within the next three years to accommodate future demands. The likelihood of that happening in this economic environment is negligible. Telemedicine may truly be the only alternative. It would seem that for now, companies like Intel, GE, and US Tele-Medicine will lead this evolution.