United Kingdom – At this year’s EHI Live in Birmingham Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced it will unveil a selection of new UK Population Health Management tools as part of its offering in connected care. Philips will also present its vision for ‘Connecting care for continuous health’ as an enabler to wider system transformation.
Healthcare provision in the UK is under increasing pressure with many healthcare stakeholders now recognising the urgent need for a wider system transformation. To date, our health system has been one that manages ill health instead of actively promoting good health practices. Placing increasing pressure on our healthcare systems to sustain the quality, access and affordability of care as the growing UK population brings new health challenges. As a leader in healthcare innovations Philips is well positioned to deliver meaningful solutions that will bring improved access to quality care at lower cost throughout the health continuum– from prevention to diagnosis, treatment and home care.
Philips approach to population health management can be thought of as “Continuous health” – a way to better analyse, manage and take shared responsibility for the health of individuals and populations. Continuous Health means creating immediate and uninterrupted connections and interactions that promote ongoing health and proactive care. Connected healthcare systems will give millions more people the opportunity to live healthy lives with better prevention, quicker diagnoses, shorter hospital stays, better outcomes, longer independent living and lower healthcare costs.
Earlier this year Philips acquired Wellcentive, a leading US-based provider of software solutions. With this strategic acquisition, Philips strengthen its Population Health Management business and its leadership, as health systems gradually shift from volume to value-based care, and provide more preventative and chronic care services outside of the hospital.
“Philips has a proven track record in digital health innovations with a range of connected health programs in areas such as home monitoring and heart health,” said Jeroen Tas, CEO, Connected Care and Health Informatics, Philips. ”The role connected healthcare will play in future will be crucial for maintaining healthcare system efficiecies and enabling people to actively manage their own health and preventing the rise of lifestyle related, chronic conditions.”
At this year’s EHI Live, Philips will be showcasing its growing portfolio of Population Health Management connected solutions including:
Philips HomeSafe is offering a new pro-active approach to managing the needs of the elderly and those suffering from specific chronic conditions to improve quality of care, optimise resources and save costs. The Philips innovative approach to improving patient outcomes in falls and fractures is set to include falls prevention from 2017, when the CareSage predictive analytics engine comes onto market in the UK. CareSage, already available in the US, will be hosted on the Philips HealthSuite digital platform. It collects ‘falls risk’ data to create a risk score. The falls risk score helps identify at risk patients early to enable proactive action to be taken. Results from the US show that this approach can help healthcare providers optimise resources to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. The portfolio also includes Auto-Alert. Available in a range of pendant devices, Auto-Alert is designed to accurately detect falls and automatically contact the care team.
HealthSuite digital platform
Philips wide portfolio of connected health products leverages the HealthSuite digital platform – a cloud-enabled connected health ecosystem of devices, apps and digital tools that enables personalised health and continuous care. The HealthSuite digital platform mobilises millions of data points for health professionals, turning it into meaningful insight. From supporting population health management with eCareCompanion, which provides a tablet-based dashboard for community patients to share and discuss data with their care team in real-time, to dashboards used in the acute setting such as eCareCoordinator, that tracks vital signs in real-time so clinicians can better manage care plans.
Personal Health Program
Philips personal health programs represent a new era in connected care for consumers and patients, as healthcare continues to move outside the hospital, and into our homes. The Philips personal health program includes a Health Watch, Connected Blood Pressure Monitors, Connected Scales and Connected Ear Thermometer. The intelligent programmes have been developed with leading doctors and psychologists to help people stay motivated and understand how lifestyle choices affect their body.
Philips at EHI Live
Driving discussion on innovative approaches to population health to improve outcomes
Philips executives and partners will participate in the following presentations and panel sessions during EHI Live 2016:
Tuesday, November 1
Big Data Conference 12:00 – 12:30
“Leveraging the power of data and partnership working to co-create innovative person-centred solutions for chronic disease management”
o Presentation by Jeroen Tas, CEO, Connected Care and Health Informatics, Royal Philips, Amsterdam, Netherlands and Lucien Engelen, Director REshape Center for Innovation, Radboud University Medical Center
Integration & Interoperability Conference 14:30 – 15:00
· “Enabling system-wide transformation with a step change in enabling integration with cloud-based platforms”
o Panel discussion with Dale Wiggins, Vice President and General Manager, Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform, Philips, Boston, USA and representatives from NHS England and a number of CCGs
Wednesday, November 2
Health & Social Care Integration Conference 12:45 – 14:15
· “Embracing Population Health Management at scale – evidence from Liverpool”
o Seminar with Dr Maurice Smith, Clinical Lead, Living Well, Liverpool CCG, Liverpool, UK
To experience the portfolio of connected care products, visit Philips at booth 1G40. For updates on Philips’ presence at EHI Live 2016, visit http://www.philips.co.uk/healthcare/about/events-calendar/ehilive2016 and for access to further media materials for EHI Live 2016, visit http://releasd.com/eea4/ehi2016