Sunday, March 28, 2010

TED talk: Intel's Eric Dishman: Take health care off the mainframe

Intel (the computer chip maker) is big into healthcare these days. A lot of people wonder what computer chips have to do with healthcare. At one level you could say that when we all have home health devices, millions more chips will be sold. But as you're about to see, there's a lot more to Intel's thinking than that.

Eric Dishman is director of health innovation and policy for Intel’s Digital Health Group. They're not just talking about what we mean by healthcare today - they're talking about a very, very different approach to what medicine today tries to solve: living better, living longer.


  1. did he really mean to use a rotary phone? Full disclosure: I did not listen to the whole thing.


  2. Nonlocal,

    Yes, I think the point was to convey "We're talking like we're using *very old* technology."

  3. Thanks Dave.
    What passion! What paradigm-shifting ideas...and potential solutions.


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