Curiosity Expert: Eric Dishman

Intel Fellow and Director of Health Innovation in the Intel Architecture Group

Eric Dishman
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Eric Dishman is an Intel Fellow and director of Health Innovation in the Intel Architecture Group, responsible for driving Intel's cross-business strategy, research, and policy initiatives for healthcare information technologies. He founded Intel's first Health Research & Innovation Lab in 1999 and was a founding member of Intel's Digital Health Group in 2005, which recently formed a joint venture called "Care Innovations—An Intel GE Company" (www.careinnovations.com) where Eric is also the Director of Health Policy. In 2007, Dishman was named an Intel Fellow, one of only 55 Intel executives awarded this designation in recognition of industry leadership in science, technology and innovation.

Dishman is widely recognized as a global leader in healthcare innovation with specific expertise in home and community-based technologies and services for chronic disease management and independent living. He is also known for pioneering innovation techniques that incorporate anthropology, ethnography, and other social science methods into the design and development of new technologies. He and his team's work have been featured in publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, Business Week, and USA Today. The Wall Street Journal named him one of "12 People Who Are Changing Your Retirement."

An internationally renowned speaker, Dishman has delivered hundreds of prominent keynotes on healthcare reform and innovation around the globe, from the Consumer Electronics Show to the White House Conference on Aging to the World Health Organization. He has published dozens of articles on personal health technologies and co-authored many government reports on health information technologies and reform.

Dishman co-founded some of the world's largest research and policy organizations devoted to advancing the cause of independent living, including the Technology Research for Independent Living (TRIL) Centre, the Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST), the Everyday Technologies for Alzheimer's Care (ETAC) program, and the Oregon Center for Aging & Technology (ORCATECH).

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