INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Sept. 27, 2006 – Louis Burns, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Digital Health Group, today said technology innovation is poised to help the healthcare industry deliver better healthcare at lower cost, ultimately making people’s lives better around the world. As an example of where technology is intersecting human need, Burns demonstrated a mobile point-of-care platform designed specifically to address the unmet needs of nurses and physicians working on the front line of patient care.

The mobile clinical assistant platform is the outcome of hospital workflow studies, nurse and physician interviews, and ethnographic research among nurses at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Calif. It focuses on the healthcare community’s needs to enhance patient safety, reduce medication-dispensing errors and ease staff workloads.