Intel’s Digital Health Group, which he helped launch in 1999. He founded the Product Research and Innovation team responsible for driving Intel’s worldwide healthcare research, new product innovation, strategic planning, and health policy and standards activities. Eric is widely recognized as a global leader in driving healthcare reform through home and community-based technologies and services, with special focus on enabling independent living for seniors.
On April 27, 2004 Eric testified before the Senate Special Subcommittee on Aging and now six years later on April 22, 2010 he returned to give testimony again to the committee hearing "Aging in Place: The National Broadband Plan and Bringing Health Care Technology Home." While in Washington, D.C. on April 20, 2010 he also testified before the Meaningful Use workgroup of the HIT Policy Committee.
I had the opportunity to hear some of his thoughts and insights. He shared some of what he sees as the current landscape in health IT, how he feels the ONC is doing so far, and where the future of healthcare is heading. His focus is generally on home care and aging in his work with the Continua Health Alliance and Intel's new Health Guide medical device.
Below is the audio from our conversation: