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Philips’ Focus on Patient Usability in Patient Monitoring Devices

February 24, 2016


Royal Philips, the Amsterdam-based electronics and healthcare company, has unveiled a wearable wireless patient monitoring device for patients both in the hospital and patients at home. After announcing their intention to spin off their focus on lighting products to healthcare in 2014, Philips has placed its’ efforts into patient-centric device development, specifically both hospital and home-friendly devices.

Around the world about 40% of patient care units have Philips devices,” said Jeroen Tas, CEO of Healthcare Informatics Solutions and Services at Philips.

An area that has yet to be fully engaged, hospital and home health care has become one of the more pressing concerns of patients. The wants and needs of the patient has become dependent on mobile technology, and Philips has begun their attempt to take the lead in the mobile tech development.

H2: Philips Device: IntelliVue Guardian

IntelliVue Guardian, Philips’ new wireless patient monitoring system, contains a wireless biosensor and clinical support software & services. It was developed with the patient in mind, so that the patients may begin to use it while in the hospital and may continue to do so upon the return to their homes.

Carla Kriwet, CEO of Patient Care and Monitoring Solutions at Philips emphasized, “We envision a future where patients enabled by connected health technologies will recover faster with fewer complications and greater peace of mind in the hospital and subsequently at home.”

While the patients are in the hospital they are first monitored with the hospital-based Philips system, and then are fitted with a patch that continues to do so once they leave. Along with a single-lead simple ECG, the biosensor actively measures heart rate, respiratory rate, skin temperature and activity data throughout the day. The data is then wirelessly transmitted to the Philips IntelliVue Guardian Solution, which monitors for clinically significant data fluctuations. If the system is alerted of such changes, the patients’ assigned caregiver or physician is immediately alerted to the situation.

Along with the improvement in patient monitoring care, Philips expects that using the device will improve patient outcomes and reduce the overall patient cost for external monitoring.

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