Digital Health Policy

Intel public policy: How Intel promotes innovation worldwide

Intel seeks to drive public policies that speed the adoption of healthcare technologies to improve individuals' results and expand healthcare technology markets worldwide.

Prioritizing the Need for
Maternal Health Services to
Promote Social Equality

Prioritizing the Need for
Maternal Health Services to
Promote Social Equality

Over the last year, Intel has worked to advance equity and equality by promoting an environment of inclusion at Intel and within our communities.

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Fighting a Pandemic Through Technology:
One Year Later

Fighting a Pandemic Through Technology:
One Year Later

What a year it has been. At this point in 2020, we were at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and no one knew how long it would last. Few expected that a whole year later, we would just be cautiously emerging from the pandemic’s major effects.

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Key Issues

Practice healthcare beyond institutional walls for more personalized directed care in real-time

Meeting this objective will require increased focus on adequate reimbursement for telehealth. We believe that patients and doctors should be able to choose how to access and deliver care. In the United States, Congress should permanently remove the current section 1834(m) of the Social Security Act on geographic and originating site restrictions to ensure that all patients can access care at home and other locations.

Chart reimbursement pathways for the adoption of automated clinical tools

As technologies come to market to automate and enhance human labor through AI and machine learning, payors will need to realign economic structures and valuations to capture the cost of those new tools appropriately.

Maximize access to and utility of data

Today, health data is still mostly fragmented across countries, organizations and platforms. Healthcare solutions would benefit from legislative and regulatory measures that improve data access and interoperability, quality and diversity of datasets.

Drive investment and adoption of trustworthy healthcare AI

Research is essential to developing trustworthy AI. Allocating public funding to support  research and design on privacy-preserving technologies, digitizing health information, and state-of-the-art computing infrastructure will enhance the quality of AI-driven healthcare services.

Healthcare systems are embracing the transformative power of technology. Electronic health records organize medical data and enable providers to share it more easily across healthcare settings. Artificial intelligence (AI) helps physicians and researchers prevent disease, speed recovery and save lives, while telehealth improves the experience, access and speed of care.

Technologies like AI, robotics and the Internet of Things (IoT) are making healthcare and life sciences more connected, personalized and intelligent.

If the right policies are enacted, in the next ten years we can accelerate the creation of new therapies, provide care at a distance and support patient empowerment.

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Ideas and perspectives promoting a thriving innovation economy from Intel’s public policy team.