ERIC DISHMAN - Director of Health Policy
Eric Dishman, Director of Health Policy, is responsible for public policy, industry groups, and evangelism at Care Innovations. Eric holds a dual appointment, supporting Care Innovations while continuing as an Intel Fellow and the executive responsible for driving Intel’s global strategy, research, and policy initiatives in healthcare.
He founded Intel’s first healthcare lab in 1999 and co-founded the Intel Digital Health Group, which recently formed the Care Innovations joint venture. Trained as a social scientist, Eric leads a team who has conducted a ten-year study of the needs of over 1000 patients and hundreds of clinicians in 20 countries to inform Intel’s innovation and policy efforts.
Eric is widely recognized as a global leader in healthcare innovation, especially home and community-based technologies for chronic disease management and independent living. He co-founded and chaired 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), and the Oregon Center for Aging & Technology (ORCATECH). The Wall Street Journal named him one of “12 People Who Are Changing Your Retirement” and the magazine Fast Company named Dishman to its list of “The 100 Most Creative People in Business 2011.” His work has also recently been featured on the Discovery Channel's Curiosity Project.
Eric received bachelor's degrees in Speech Communication, English, and Drama from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master's degree in Communication from Southern Illinois University. His Ph.D. work at the University of Utah focused on social scientific methods for technology innovation in healthcare and other industries.