- A three year programme, dallas ( delivering assisted living lifestyles at scale) will explore ways of using technology and innovation to fundamentally change the way the UK regards older adults supporting them with products and services to improve their independent lifestyles into the future
- The four consortia within the dallas programme, 2 of which include Philips – will each establish communities that reach a total of 169,000 people across the UK by summer 2015
- Philips remote patient management system – Motiva – will be used to assist members of the dallas communities in Liverpool and Scotland who have heart failure, COPD and diabetes to access interactive health information at home to self-manage their chronic conditions more effectively whilst clinicians and patients work together to implement a care plan which is checked using in-home monitoring equipment.
London, UK – Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) welcomed the launch of the three year dallas programme developed by the UK’s innovation agency, the Technlogy Strategy Board. dallas ( delivering assisted living lifestyles at scale) will explore ways of using technology and innovation to fundamentally change the way the UK regards older adults supporting them with products and services to improve their independent lifestyles into the future
The programme comprises 4 consortia which will each establish communities that reach a total of 169,000 people across the UK by summer 2015 and will demonstrate how innovative technologies and services can be used to promote well- being and provide top quality health and care thereby enabling independent living.
Philips will participate in both the Feel Good Factory and Living it Up, two of the four consortia selected for the programme.
Focusing on residents in Liverpool, the Feelgood Factory is a consortium of NHS organizations, social care providers, community charities and technology companies including Philips. The programme will aim to encourage individuals to take ownership of their own health and social care from an early age, helping to manage wellbeing in later life and preventing long term hospital admission through better planning. The programme uses a system of interlocking cogs targerting health engagement, assistive technologies and telehealth, As part of this, Philips remote patient telemonitoring system, Motiva, will be deployed within the scope of the programme providing up to 3500 patients with the support they need to live the life they want. Its benefits include enabling the reduction and prevention of long term admissions by having systems in place for health support at home rather than waiting until the patient is admitted to hospital.
As well as the Liverpool Feel Good Factory community, Philips has also been chosen as the telehealth anchor partner in the “Living It Up” dallas community from Scotland. Made up of health and social care providers from 5 Scottish regions ranging from those with significant urban populations such as Forth Valley and Lothian to those with very rural populations such as Highlands and Western Isles, together with a group of additional anchor partners, this consortium will prepare its plans to revolutionise the delivery of health and social care services for up to 50,000 people over the next 6 months, with roll-out planned to start in early 2013.
Commenting on the initiative Malcolm Hart, director of Philips UK Monitoring activities said, “ We are delighted to be involved in this large scale programme which underpins the need for a collaborative approach between public and private organisations to see how technologies like Motiva can be made more widely available to patients suffering from such chronic illnesses as heart disease, COPD and diabetes. This wide reaching project is particularly encouraging given the government’s recent 3millionlives announcement calling for integrated delivery of health and social care at scale.”
Continuing Hart said , “As we know the NHS is challenged with delivering more for less. And, as we have seen with the early headline findings of the Department of Health’s Whole System Demonstor trial, in which Philips participated, telemonitoring technologies have the potential to help NHS resources go further without sacrificing quality of care. That is why, with over a decade of expertise already in this area, Philips continues to be commited to developing and extending its home monitoring solutions providing meaningful innovations that will improve people’s lives by connecting patients to their healthcare providers and improving the quality of care at lower cost. The dallas programme is a fitting initative to improve health and wellbeing at scale.”
Philips’s Motiva remote patient management system analyses a patient’s vital signs (blood pressure, weight, and blood sugar levels) via home monitoring devices wirelessly linked to a patient’s television at home. Vital signs measurements are transmitted via secure broadband to healthcare professionals for remote analysis, allowing anomalies to be highlighted at once. Through Motiva, patients receive early alerts related to their health condition so that they can take steps at home to improve their health rather than waiting for their condition to worsen resulting in a trip to emergency or a possible hospital admission.
Unlike traditional home monitoring technologies, Motiva delivers educational healthcare content – videos, medication reminders, health tips – based on the remote assessment healthcare professionals make of the patient’s regularly monitored vital signs. The educational content aims to “motivate” patients to adapt their day-to-day routine – their nutrition, exercise, medications – to improve the management of their chronic condition.