Philips, a leading health-tech company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes, from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care, announced expansion of its General Care Solution, which comprises patient monitors, wearable biosensors, and clinical decision support algorithms, with the new Philips IntelliVue GuardianSoftware mobile client application.
The innovative app enhances mobility for caregivers with real-time access to patient deterioration information delivered to mobile devices to help improve patient care.
The mobile app, which received FDA clearance, leverages Philips’ General Care solution, which includes Early Warning Scoring (EWS), to provide clinicians with the benefit of mobility and optimized workflows.
Current method of patient information and color-coded early warning scores, used in some hospital medical-surgical units, can sometimes lead to inefficiencies and delays in care, because clinicians aren’t receiving important updates in real-time, said a press release.
Using the IntelliVue GuardianSoftware mobile client application, clinicians can now view patient vital signs, collected via compatible devices like the wearable biosensor, and early warning scores on their mobile devices. The IntelliVue GuardianSoftware mobile client application can help notify clinicians to signs of potential patient deterioration before an adverse event might occur, supporting them to more efficiently intervene and focus on those patients who need their attention.
Clinicians can track the number of patients in a unit and receive automated event generated notifications, including bed exit and fall notifications, delivered directly to their mobile device. The IntelliVue GuardianSoftware mobile client application, specified for Android, is configured to meet caregiver preferences, including the ability to acknowledge they have seen active notifications.
Felix Baader, Business Leader, Monitoring and Analytics at Philips said patient deterioration is a major concern in hospitals and it may further worsen if right solutions aren’t in place. “Clinicians need data in real-time to help them identify adverse events before they occur. Philips IntelliVue GuardianSoftware is always evolving to offer clinicians an intuitive tool to optimize efficiencies and clinical resources. With the introduction of the IGS mobile client app, clinicians can deploy resources more efficiently, and have a deeper view into their patients’ status,” he said.
Philips IntelliVue GuardianSoftware leverages intelligent algorithms and predictive analytics to help clinicians identify patient deterioration, notify caregivers and enable appropriate, timely intervention to prioritize patient care.
Philips’ industry-leading monitoring and analytics portfolio supports a broad patient population – from basic screening to complex surveillance in critical care, including wearable patient monitors, connected wearable biosensors, and clinical decision support tools and mobile applications for real-time clinical information at the patient’s bedside. Philips’ patient monitoring solution enables more than 275 million patients to be monitored each year.