Friday, 25 September 2015


-Aim is to create meaningful innovations that will achieve healthcare that is accessible to all.

Healthcare in India revolves around acute care. 70 percent of the costs of healthcare are spent on long-term, chronic conditions such as heart failure, cancer or dementia. If we can preempt symptoms for chronic diseases and monitor people before deterioration, fatality of the condition can be put to hold in a much larger extent. Philips Innovation Campus, Bangalore is at the forefront of bringing in this revolution and change the healthcare system in India. 
Philips has embarked to apply mobile, digital and cloud technologies to improve patient outcomes through care coordination and patient empowerment across the health continuum, from wellness, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management in the hospital and further extending this to the home or primary care centers for chronic disease patients. Philips Innovation Campus (PIC) in Bangalore has deployed several such solutions across India which is making a significant impact to society.  
Mobile Obstetrical Monitoring
As high maternal and fetal mortality rate remains one of the biggest challenges for the healthcare system in the world, especially in developing countries. The lack of access to health services and professionals such as skilled doctors or midwives is a key contributing factor to such health hazards. Philips Mobile Obstetrical Monitoring is an application which has been deployed on a pilot basis, remotely monitors pregnant women for early high risk identification via a new tele-health solution. With approximately 96% of the world’s population having access to mobile phones, Philips Healthcare has developed a prototype scalable tele-health platform which can be adapted to suit specific rural and urban needs, using a mobile phone application. With this app, midwives (‘Asha workers’ as called in India) can build a relevant health profile of pregnant women by collecting data from physical examinations and tests at local nursing clinics or even at the soon-to-be-mother’s home. Through the integration the local risk score guidelines, Philips aims to support obstetricians or gynecologists to determine if a pregnancy might be high- risk, in which case immediate and adequate help can be provided. 
Mobility Sanjivini
Philips Innovation Campus, Bangalore developed Android based mobile application, namely, Mobility Sanjivini, to eliminate the paper based system and help the Auxilliary Nurse Midwives (ANM) working in the field to capture data for each family. The system is user-friendly and data can be transmitted using internet/GPRS (or) SMS (or) USB.This solution enables Field ANMs to enter data using an Android smart phone. The application has provisions to enter data for each family in separate folders. Unlike the earlier Field ANMs who had to carry heavy paper folders, these ANMs carry a small smartphone for their visit. This saves time and paper. The entire process is just a few steps. 
Intellispace Consultative Critical Care Solution ( ICCC)
Several studies in recent years have shown that digital remote monitoring solutions have a dramatic impact in treating patients with chronic diseases. One such study over five years examined the impact of Philips' remote intensive care unit (eICU) programme on nearly 120,000 critical care patients. The programme enables healthcare professionals from a centralized eICUcentre to provide around-the-clock care for critically ill patients using bi-directional audio/video technology, and a clinical decision support system. The study found that eICU patients, compared to patients receiving usual ICU care, were 26% more likely to survive the ICU, and were discharged from the ICU 20% faster.      
Philips IntelliSpace Consultative Critical Care (ICCC) is a cutting edge tele solution that enables transformation of clinical care in an intensive care setting. Using the ICCC solution, one can now monitor multiple intensive care units from a central command center that may be located in a geographically separated area. The solution enables the establishment of a “hub-and-spoke” model where the central command center acts as the hub and the peripheral ICUs act as the spokes. The central command center has multiple “monitoring stations”. Each monitoring station has a high end computer system connected to an array of high resolution computer monitors. Clinical data (coming in from patient monitors / ventilators/ infusion pumps connected to the patient) of patients admitted to the peripheral ICUs is displayed as a “dash board view”, enabling continuous monitoring of vital data and lab values.
Healthsuite Digital Platform
To deliver healthcare to every household, Philips created the HealthSuite Digital Platform (HSDP). The HealthSuite digital platform represents a new era in connected care for both patients and providers. HealthSuite, supported by, is an open, cloud-based platform, which collects, compiles and analyzes clinical and other data from multiple devices and sources.With a focus on patient/physician relationship management, the Health
Suite Digital Platform enhances the clinical decision making ability of caregivers by enabling collaboration capabilities in support of their patients, and empowers patients to take a more active role in managing their personal health.
      Philips digital solutions are focused at improved workflow in hospitals, reduction of infrastructure costs by leveraging the cloud, point of care devices to help in faster and early diagnosis, appropriate applications and remote monitoring that can help in extending the reach of doctors and specialists to areas where care was not available before. This mission aims to touch more than 3 billion lives by 2025. So our aim is to create meaningful innovations that will achieve healthcare that is accessible to all.

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