Care Innovations refocuses, consolidates

Care Innovations, the two-year-old Intel and GE joint venture to develop and market home health/senior care/assistive technology products, officially announced today its full realignment along senior living and care coordination, plus some staff consolidation. The refocusing means that the two Care Innovations business units–disease/care coordination and senior independent living, which divided the retooled telehealth/education Guide and wellness/socialization Connect from sensor-based telecare pioneer QuietCare and a recently added Link PERS, are being consolidated. Left out in the cold and unofficially for sale is┬áthe Intel Reader, which is targeted to the AT (low vision) and education markets. CEO Louis Burns’ comments to Mobihealthnews’ Neil Versel tiptoe around the extent of staff reductions, but industry sources had indicated to Editor Donna for some weeks that the Oregon and New York (QuietCare) offices are in the process of shuttering, with the greatest impact on the experienced QuietCare unit. All US operations will be at the California HQ. (No mention of the status of UK and Australia offices) Care Innovations’ new position and rationale is contained in their ‘doubling down’ official statement.

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