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Enabling the Future of Telehealth Solutions With expanding medical treatment options, a shortage of healthcare workers, and an aging population, managing healthcare costs is an urgent need. Telehealth is a chief enabler of cost-efficient delivery of clinical services, offering the promise of improved access and greater convenience for both patients and providers. Seeking healthcare through electronic information and telecommunication technologies, as illustrated in Figure 1, has gained wide public acceptance, particularly as the COVID-19 pandemic has led patients to request remote access to medical providers. 1 More than 85 percent of those patients report that telehealth makes it easier to get the care they need. In conjunction with this 2 trend, provider adoption of telehealth solutions is expected to drive over 22 percent CAGR through 2028. Virtual Visits Synchronous interaction between patients and providers Store and Forward Collection and transmission of multimedia and other data Alarm Management Prioritizing patient care alarms to increase nursing efficiency Figure 1. Evolving telehealth use cases. Tele-Diagnostics Extending point-of-care lab tests to virtual visits Visual Patient Observation Sending notifications based on at-risk patient behaviors Hospital @ Home Enabling patients to receive acute care at home Virtual ICU Real-time services among multipile critical care units Remote Patient Monitoring Monitoring patients and connected medical devices Continuous Monitoring Gathering patient data remotely for clinical decision support Tele-Consultation Collection and delivery of patient data and reports for evaluation Mobile Rounding Checking on patients in a medical center remotely Telehealth Robotics Functions from medicine delivery to complex automated surgery Global Technology Leadership in the Healthcare Ecosystem Intel guides and enables the telehealth ecosystem with a range of programs, including the Intel® Partner Alliance, Intel® AI Builders, Intel® IoT RFP Ready Kits, and Intel® IoT Market Ready Solutions. Intel helps providers optimize solutions along key quality vectors, including compliance with security and privacy requirements, integration with infrastructure and electronic health records (EHR) systems, and end-user experience and usability. Success stories of telehealth solution providers collaborating with Intel to produce optimized, forward-looking products include: • Medical Informatics Corp. (MIC) Sickbay platform collects patient data across heterogeneous ICU equipment and makes it available from any provider device; this flexible remote monitoring was critical for caregivers as Houston Methodist Hospital rapidly scaled up ICU capacity in response to COVID-19. • Capsule Technologies Medical Device Information Platform captures streaming clinical data from connected systems and transforms it for usages such as clinical documentation, alarm management, patient surveillance, decision support, predictive analytics, and clinical research. • Banner Health uses Intel® NUC Mini PCs and VeeMed software to transform hospital room televisions into an in-room telehealth solution so nurses and doctors can safely check in on highly contagious patients. Intel provides go-to-market assistance for providers to accelerate uptake of their products and solutions in the marketplace. For example, joint marketing collateral with Intel or opportunities to participate in key industry events can help providers send a strong signal of solution quality. Intel also does partner and solution matchmaking within the community. 1 Business Brief | Enabling the Future of Telehealth Solutions Hardware Building Blocks Partners that collaborate with Intel to bring solutions to market draw on a wide universe of Intel hardware technologies, including those shown in Figure 2. Hardware-based security built into Intel® platforms helps providers meet HIPAA regulations and protect workloads. • Intel visual intelligence technologies transform outputs from camera sensors into higher-level information that can drive complex processes and decision