Philips debuts fully integrated suite of enhanced patient monitoring solutions in U.S. market

Royal Philips , a global leader in health technology announced the launch of its next-generation Patient Monitoring solution in the U.S. The enterprise-wide system consists of bedside, transport, mobile and central station monitoring technology backed by a new approach to consulting, training, service and customer support, including a full range of product support and expert services.

The latest offering features the IntelliVue X3, a transport monitor with intuitive smart-phone-style operation released in 2017. By harmonizing monitoring system updates and improved service agreements, the solution is designed to help clinicians improve patient care, drive clinical performance and assist health systems in lowering costs.

When patients are admitted to the hospital, they are frequently transferred between departments, which can make it difficult for healthcare professionals to obtain complete data from monitoring systems that operate independently of one another. Incomplete data not only limits clinicians’ view into the patient’s condition, but can put a patient’s safety at risk. In a recent Philips-sponsored study, results revealed patient safety is still a top concern for physician and nurse leaders in the U.S. The results showed data is playing an increasingly important role in patient safety, with 74 percent of physician and nurse leaders saying they believe lack of patient data during in-hospital transport is a risk to patients.

“The healthcare industry is making strides to address clinician pain points, but issues such as lack of complete patient data and exhaustive alarm fatigue still remain,” said Felix Baader, Business Leader, Monitoring & Analytics at Philips. “While challenges persist, there is an opportunity to improve and address the barriers that clinicians are currently facing with technology. We are aiming to provide clinicians with smarter alarms and seamless solutions to lower the chances of preventable adverse events, while helping them to improve patient care.”

The IntelliVue X3 is a highly portable, dual-purpose monitor with intuitive smart-phone-style operation. With this monitor, there is no need for caregivers to change patient cables during transport or at bedside, allowing them to spend less time dealing with equipment and more time caring for the patient. With alarm fatigue a top concern for healthcare professionals, the Patient Monitoring solution also includes IntelliVue bedside monitors with Alarm Advisor, a tool that tracks how clinicians respond to alarms and alerts them when set thresholds may be too sensitive.

As a comprehensive system, the Patient Monitoring solution captures a steady stream of detailed patient data from monitors and medical devices, and feeds it securely to the hospital’s EMR for virtually gap-free patient records from admission to discharge, even during transport. The integrated solution fits securely into health systems’ existing IT environment, delivering vital signs, waveforms and alarms directly to caregivers.

By incorporating these clinical decision support tools and advanced algorithms, caregivers have better visibility into a patient’s changing condition. All Philips bedside, transport, and mobile monitors share the same look, feel, and interface for consistency and to reduce complexity, accelerate care, making it easier for clinicians to provide the best quality care throughout patients’ transports around the hospital.

The Patient Monitoring solution is available in the U.S. The newest offering in the solution, IntelliVue X3, has recently received 510(k) clearance in the U.S.