Lenovo's Virtual Care Service Helps Chronically Ill Patients Track Health and Reduce Doctor Visits

An illustration of the Lenovo Virtual Care service.Lenovo

Lenovo delves into telemedicine with Virtual care, a new service that helps patients with chronic illnesses track their health and change their lifestyle between doctor visits. Virtual Care comes with health monitoring tools, a Lenovo tablet and an AI called Rosie that helps patients understand the data and design personalized health plans.

The Virtual Care service should help patients suffering from diseases such as lung disease, hypertension and diabetes to improve their health and reduce the frequency of doctor visits. But that doesn’t cut your doctor off the picture. In fact, Virtual Care connects directly with your health care provider to make sure that interventions and diet changes happen before you experience any adverse health effects.

A photo of Rosie the Robot Maid from The Jetsons.Did Lenovo name its AI after Rosie the Robot Maid? I hope so.

Rosie, the virtual care AI, is primarily an educational tool. It encourages you to follow your daily goals and develop healthy habits. It also keeps an eye on your regular blood pressure or blood sugar readings and alerts you when something seems to go wrong.

Lenovo is already involved in healthcare with its Remote reading radiology service, but Virtual Care is the company’s first foray into any type of telemedicine. According to Lenovo, its Virtual Care service should cost doctors about “$ 80 per patient per month.” This number could be a little higher when it affects your medical bill.

Source: Lenovo via Engadget

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