02:58 PM
Connect Directly

Intel To Take Wraps Off Digital Health Plans

Intel for the first time will detail plans for its new Digital Health unit at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), which opens Aug. 23 in San Francisco.

Intel for the first time will detail plans for its new Digital Health unit at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), which opens Aug. 23 in San Francisco.

Executives of the Santa Clara, Calif.-based chip giant also said President and CEO Paul Otellini would appear at the forum to outline Intel's Next-Generation Architecture, as well as showcase an updated technology road map that focuses on energy efficiency and broadband.

About 12,000 developers and industry analysts are slated to attend the twice-annual conference. Intel is expected to focus mostly on updates to existing technology and programs.

Intel formed its Digital Health Platforms Group in January and named company executive Louis Burns as its general manager. Since then, however, Intel executives have declined to discuss details about the strategy for the group.

"We're kind of looking at this as the unveiling of Intel's Digital Health strategy at IDF," said Rob Chapman, general manager of the conference. "This is the first time we'll talk about not only the problem statement, but also what our strategy is going to be in the health area. We think there is a very compelling value proposition here."

During past IDF conferences, Intel executives have briefly discussed concept models for the use of IP-based technology that connects health-care providers to homes, among other implementations.

Digital health is becoming an area of growing concern, not just in the health-care and high-tech sectors but also in Washington. Earlier this year, a bipartisan bill was proposed to provide government funding to help fuel a widescale transition of medical records into digital formats, and President Bush has made technical innovation a key part of his health-care agenda.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
The Business of Going Digital
The Business of Going Digital
Digital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest September 18, 2014
Enterprise social network success starts and ends with integration. Here's how to finally make collaboration click.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
The weekly wrap-up of the top stories from this week.
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.