AMSTERDAM and ORLANDO, Fla., April 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced the debut of its eCareManager 4.1 enterprise telehealth software at the American Telemedicine Association's Annual Telemedicine Meeting & Trade Show (ATA 2017) in Orlando, Fla. This latest advanced telehealth technology builds on Philips' proven success in delivering population health management solutions to help combat shortages of critical care teams by providing actionable insights to help improve outcomes in the most complex patient cases. Additionally, the streamlined workflows of eCareManager 4.1 allow intensivists to provide more efficient care across a larger patient population, allowing for greater scale and potentially reducing operating costs.
Improving clinical decision support in the eICU
Built to be source-agnostic, Philips eCareManager, a Class II FDA 510(k) medical device, will provide seamless clinical integration between the teleICU and bedside care teams to help promote proactive care and coordination, allowing quicker intervention for high risk patients. In a critical care environment where every second counts, the platform's clinical decision support algorithms and CensusMosaic, an enhanced organ-based visual layout and information display, are designed to save valuable time with a streamlined, single-screen view and upgraded entry process for improved data integrity.
"TeleICU technology is a powerful asset in providing proactive care by making quick catches around subtle changes in patient care and showing which patients need immediate attention," said Dana Gilbert, Chief Strategy and Population Health Officer, Presence Health. "Since implementing Philips' eCareManager 4.1 as part of the beta testing process under IRB governance, we have been able to improve workflow efficiency for our clinicians and increase the number of patients that our team can oversee at a time while maintaining improved patient outcomes and thereby giving Presence Health one more way to provide quality, compassionate care."
"Now more than ever health systems need to seamlessly integrate and utilize tools that will help their organization optimize resources and take care of as much of the patient population as possible," said Manu Varma, Business Leader, Philips Wellcentive and Hospital to Home. "As we continue to face physician shortages, allowing health systems to scale their services while providing quality outcomes is critical in the shift to value-based care. This technology eases the burden on physicians by allowing them to see more patients and making the critical care delivery process more efficient, opening up more beds and improving readmission rates."
The introduction of eCareManager 4.1 at ATA follows Philips' announcement earlier in the month spotlighting Emory Healthcare's successful implementation of Philips' eICU platform to reduce hospital stays and readmissions, resulting in an estimated savings of $4.6 million during a 15 month comparison period.1 This news also demonstrates how Philips' population health management solutions are simultaneously helping health systems provide quality care to more patients while improving care outcomes.
Driving industry discussion demonstrating the power of population health
Philips' population health management solutions, including dozens of eICU programs currently serving patients across the USA, are designed to leverage a proactive and seamless model to clinically transform the delivery of care to address growing clinician shortages, while improving patient outcomes. Philips' eICU program supports the highest ratios of provider to patient population management for teleICUs and helps intensivists to monitor larger populations, increasing productivity while decreasing operational costs.2
Demonstrating its commitment to helping health systems transition to value-based care, Philips will spotlight its full suite of population health management solutions, including its enterprise telehealth, home monitoring and analytics solutions, at its booth at ATA (#913). Additionally, two Philips customers will discuss their successful applications of Philips' telehealth programs: Presence Health on its teleICU implementation and Specialized On-Site Care Management, Inc. around its ambulatory program.
As part of the conference agenda, Philips executives and customers will also lead discussions on critical industry challenges including:
- "Building Utilization" Panel Discussion – Dr. Tom Edmondson, Physician Director of Ambulatory Solutions for Philips Hospital to Home, will participate in a panel session to discuss building demand for telehealth and engaging consumers. The session will be held on Monday, April 24, 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. in the Experience Zone Theatre (Booth 1241).
- "Executive Leaders Forum: Telehealth and the Connected Care Continuum" Panel Discussion – John Ryan, Senior Director of Global Marketing for Philips Hospital to Home, will join other industry leaders in a discussion around the potential for data analytics to advance the quality of care and the impact for patients. The session will be held on Monday, April 24, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Experience Zone Theatre (Booth 1241).
- "Financial Flow Analysis through the Cost Acuity Pyramid Uncovers Opportunities for Cost Savings by Telehealth" Case Study Presentation Panel – Alison Orenstein, Product Manager at Philips Home Monitoring, will be joined by Stephen Agboola, MD, MPH, Associate Director of Research & Analytics, Connected Health Innovation at Partners HealthCare, and Mariana Simons-Nikolova, PhD, Philips Research, to discuss the results of a study assessing the use of predictive analytics in managing patient populations. The session will be held Monday, April 24, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in W331A.
For more information on the Philips presence at ATA 2017, including the full suite of Philips enterprise telehealth programs, visit www.philips.com/ata17 and follow the #ATA2017 conversation @PhilipsHealth and @PhilipsLiveFrom.
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About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips' health technology portfolio generated 2016 sales of EUR 17.4 billion and employs approximately 71,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.
1 Evaluation of Hospital-Setting HCIA Awards, Second Annual Report, March 2016
2 Robert A. Berenson, Joy M. Grossman and Elizabeth A. November, Does Telemonitoring Of Patients—The eICU—Improve Intensive Care? Health Aff September/October 2009vol. 28 no. 5 w937-w947
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