Eric Dishman is an Intel Fellow and General Manager of the Health and Life Sciences Group in the Datacenter and Connected Systems Group. He is responsible for driving Intel’s cross-business strategy, research and development, product and policy initiatives for health and life science solutions. His organization focuses on growth opportunities for Intel in health IT, genomics and personalized medicine, consumer wellness and care coordination technologies in more than a dozen countries.
Dishman founded Intel’s first Health Research and Innovation Lab in 1999, and, in 2005, was a founding member of Intel’s Digital Health Group. He 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.”
He also 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 Centre, the Center for Aging Services Technologies, the Everyday Technologies for Alzheimer’s Care program, and the Oregon Center for Aging and Technology. Dishman has received numerous awards for his work in helping to shape the future of health care.