Global health technology company, Royal Philips has launched the Philips Medical Tablet, a portable monitoring kit designed to help clinicians remotely monitor larger patient populations during emergency healthcare situations, like the COVID-19 pandemic.
HOW IT WORKS
The Medical Tablet integrates with Philips IntelliVue XDS software to enable remote access of patient monitoring information, allowing clinicians to care for patients outside of the hospital setting.
This solution is not tied to a central monitoring station and can be operated through WiFi connection, enabling the deployment and integration into existing clinical structures and workflows.
Outside of emergency situations, the Philips Medical Tablet can be used as an extended screen, working as a companion to the IntelliVue monitor to display patient information through clinical decision support tools. It can act as a clinical workspace, combining patient monitoring views and the hospital’s IT applications, allowing clinicians to interact across multiple systems.
WHY IT MATTERS
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a variety of challenges across care settings, including higher than normal patient volume in emergency rooms, personnel shortages, reduced bed capacity and limited resources, particularly PPE.
In an effort to alleviate these challenges, hospitals are creating temporary care settings for COVID-19 patients outside of the hospital or in isolation wards, making remote and easily transferable tools essential in delivering quality care.
The Philips Medical Tablet using XDS software can connect to multiple IntelliVue monitors in the same network, allowing clinicians to remotely monitor multiple patients to reduce contact and ultimately improving patient and clinician safety.
THE LARGER CONTEXT
Royal Philips has been actively expanding its services during the pandemic, particularly as a means to grow its delivery of care and integrated solutions such as connected patient monitoring and telehealth. The health tech company recently purchased connected med device company Capsule Technologies for $635 million from a private equity firm.
ON THE RECORD
Peter Ziese, general manager of monitoring analytics at Philips said: “As clinicians work to navigate increased workloads, safety concerns, and transitions to remote care settings, they require solutions that map to these increasingly challenging circumstances. The Philips Medical Tablet with IntelliVue XDS software gives clinicians critical patient data like vital signs and clinical decision support applications right at their fingertips, empowering them to make informed care decisions no matter where they are.”