Intel HAP Launched
October 23, 2017
The Intel Health Application Platform (Intel HAP), an innovative
application software platform that can be used by remote care solution
providers to enable a variety of remote health care usage models. Remote
patient care encompasses a variety of care modalities that are provided
to a patient outside of a clinical setting. The advent of the Internet
of Things (IoT) has been a huge boon to the health care industry, and
remote care is one of the biggest breakthrough advancements in modern
health care delivery. Managing patients with serious or chronic
conditions with remote care has been shown to reduce hospital admissions
by 40 percent and readmission rates by 75 percent, and lower U.S.
employer health care costs by as much as $6 billion annually.
compute engine featuring the Intel® Health Application Platform.
Despite proven potential, remote care adoption still faces challenges.
Today, for example, patients are able check their blood pressure or
glucose level from home via their smartphones or tablets and send it to
their health care providers for periodic evaluation. While more
convenient for patients, general-purpose consumer devices, and even
connected devices created for a specific health care usage, can become
unstable or unreliable as operating systems or applications are updated.
Health care solution providers, hospitals and physicians also grapple
with incompatible technologies, stringent regulatory and compliance
guidelines, issues of data security and privacy, and pressure to reduce
The Intel HAP addresses these critical issues for adoption of remote
care by enabling health care solution providers to securely deliver a
wide variety of services across an always-connected and ever-expanding
health care edge, and to any cloud. 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™.
Flex collaborated with Intel to create an IoT compute engine offering an
intelligent, connected edge device that provides wireless connectivity
to verified peripherals like blood pressure and glucose monitors, pulse
oximeters, weight scales and more. This innovative solution will enable
health care solution providers to bring transformative remote care
solutions to market.
configured by the health care solution provider, solutions based on the
IoT compute engine can work right out of the box. After receipt from
their care provider, the equipment can simply be plugged in by patients
and their families to get it up and running. Its interactive and
intuitive user interface automatically displays a notice so users know
when the battery needs charging. A bright light on the device confirms
that data is being transmitted, allowing for hands-free use by users.
The solution ensures data security both at the hardware and software
levels. Additionally, hospitals and physicians will be able to retain
ownership of the data that can be stored in and accessed through legacy
infrastructure with their own compliance processes in place.
Intel is pursuing many efforts in the health care space, ranging from
the IoT edge to the data center and cloud. By focusing on better
management and use of data, Intel is helping the health care industry
improve care cost, quality and access by delivering care that is more
personal, distributed and collaborative. Perhaps like no other, the
health care industry can benefit from better use of data to address a
myriad of challenges – from an aging population and rising costs to
outdated infrastructure and incompatible technologies and protocols.
Intel can uniquely help this market overcome these challenges by
providing not only data expertise but also by being a catalyst for
better solutions, policy and standards development.