In-home Health Monitoring Now Available on Consumer Devices

By Care Innovations, PRNE
Tuesday, June 7, 2011

LONDON, June 8, 2011 -

- Intel-GE Care Innovations(TM) Guide to Provide Virtual Care
Coordination on Hundreds of Windows 7 Devices

The Intel-GE Care Innovations(TM) Guide, providing in-home,
next-generation telehealth monitoring for a variety of populations including
the elderly and patients with chronic, long-term illness, is now available on
hundreds of Windows 7 compatible devices. This enhanced virtual care
coordination system is offered by Intel-GE Care Innovations(TM), the new
joint venture from GE and Intel, which launched this year to give people
tools to live independently, wherever they are.

The Care Innovations(TM) Guide allows carers to gather information to
help manage their patients' conditions more effectively at home while
proactively engaging patients in their own care, extending healthcare beyond
the four walls of the hospital. It can be used for video conferencing between
nurse and patient and to capture biometric data for managing illnesses
including Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Chronic
Heart Failure (CHF).Devices running the Guide software can connect to
compatible blood pressure monitors, glucose meters, pulse oximeters, and
weight scales.

With this new offering, Care Innovations(TM) is bringing to life a new
level of virtual care that helps enable patient behavior and lifestyle change
through an interactive relationship between nurse and patient. The Guide
makes biometric data collection, interactive patient health sessions, video
conferencing capabilities, and multimedia educational content available on
hundreds of consumer devices - which gives healthcare organizations choice in
how to help their patients.

The Guide is based on over a decade of researching patients, caregivers,
and nurses, including testing to ensure that it is easy to use for those that
need it most. For example, the Guide comes with a simple blue-and-white
interface which is easy to read for the visually impaired and an alarm tone,
which is audible for the hard of hearing, to remind patients to take their
medicine or collect their biometric data.

Care Innovations is also announcing the first customer of this virtual
care platform, VIVISOL, which will be using the Guide to extend care
offerings to patients in their homes. VIVISOL is a leading European company
in the field of home care services.

Richard Rees-Davies, General Manager in EMEA for Care Innovations
comments: "Virtual care coordination on the Guide is an effective way for
patients to manage their treatment, and more importantly, it enables a
two-way dialogue between patient and their nurse so that any change in a
patient's condition can be spotted earlier."

According to Giulio Fumagalli Romario, Chairman and Managing Director of
VIVISOL: "We selected the Guide for our patients who have just received a
kidney transplant because it lets us provide them with the best possible care
in their homes. With the Guide, we can give them a solution that keeps them
connected to their care team outside of the hospital and in their own
residences, which is where they want to be."

Anne Walton, Senior Community Nurse at NHS Central Lancashire adds: "Our
patients, carers and staff have been extremely positive about the use of the
Guide and its ability to maintain and enhance relationships between care
providers and those receiving care. The video conferencing capability has
been of a great benefit in achieving this as it allows the nursing team to
actually see their patients and vice versa. In addition, the Guide has helped
us utilize our resources in a different way and supports early detection,
proactive intervention and the development of the patient's understanding of
their condition. This can only improve the care we give our patients with
long term chronic illness."

To learn more about Care Innovations, please visit

About Intel-GE Care Innovations(TM)

Care Innovations creates technology-based solutions that give people
confidence to live independently, wherever they are. We are a unique joint
venture between Intel Corporation and GE, based on a long history of driving
innovation, solving hard problems, and creating new markets. Today, we
deliver products and services to support current and future care models in
three core areas: disease management, independent living and assistive
technologies. Visit to learn more.

Contact: Natalie Godsell / Jenny Jones at Brands2Life on +44(0)20-7592-1200 /
careinnovations at

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