January 19, 2021
This morning Royal Philips announced its plans to acquire med tech Capsule Technologies for a whopping $635 million from Francisco Partners.
Capsule is best known for its suite of connected medical devices and its data integration platform that can combine device integration, vital signs monitoring and clinical surveillance services. The tool was designed to link up medical devices and EHRs via a...
July 29, 2020
After receiving 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its professional defibrillator, the Tempus LS-Manual, Philips today launched its remote-monitoring and defibrillator system, Tempus ALS.
The platform combines three Philips products to remotely monitor vital signs, restore heart functions with the defibrillator and wirelessly share data. It is now available for sale...
June 12, 2020
Royal Philips joins the list of companies taking advantage of the relaxed FDA guidelines with its plans to launch its prenatal monitoring platforms in the U.S.
The Fetal and Maternal Pod and Patch will be able to continuously monitor both the maternal heart rate and fetal heart rate, as well as uterine activity, with a dispensable electrode patch. The tech is intended for high-risk pregnancies....
February 18, 2020
Cindy Gaines has worn many hats over her career — she's been a nurse, a project manager, held multiple C-suite roles, and now serves as the clinical leader of population health management at Philips. She said that her experience in both the clinical and nonclinical realm has helped her in her current role of bringing the world of health IT and patient care together.
“I come with a lot of...
P.J. Keenan, Development Engineer, Philips Research models the HoloLens2 technology.
November 11, 2019
While Philips made a name for itself in the 20th century making TVs, VCRs and other electronics, its more recent history is exclusively focused on the healthcare industry. But even the fabric of Philips’ healthcare research is quickly shifting, incorporating new technologies—both in hardware and software.
“In the past we were always thought of as a hardware company. So, our head of strategy said...
October 17, 2019
This morning chronic care management company Livongo Health inked a deal with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, expanding its partnership with the payer to offer its diabetes program to every fully covered Blue KC member. Livongo will also be available to Blue KC Administrative Services Only (ASO) clients.
“We are very excited to expand our partnership with Blue KC to offer their fully...
September 17, 2019
Royal Philips’ new sleep apnea product is ditching the traditional CPAP mask. Dubbed NightBalance, the system instead relies on a soft wearable device that is worn across the user’s chest when they go to sleep.
The device gives off a vibration alerting the user when they should change sleep positions. The tool is wireless and connected to a companion app, which monitors use. It also give both...
July 18, 2019
European tech giant Philips has inked a deal to acquire Medumo, a startup focused on tracking and triaging patients. The news, which CNBC first reported, means the small Boston-based company will now be joining Philip’s growing digital health portfolio.
“We're excited to share with you that Medumo is now a Philips company,” reads a banner on the Medumo website. “Our partnership with Philips will...
May 3, 2019
Fibre optic internet for the NHS and a new unit for health innovation. Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has announced this week that fibre optic broadband will be rolled out across all hospitals and GP practices in England in a new bid to improve access to digital services.
"(...) We need clinicians and other healthcare professionals to feel confident they can access fast, reliable...
April 12, 2019
Philips Global Innovation Leader Kirk Elder doesn’t like to wear watches.
“If you were to approach me with a digital health experience or a chronic care program that requires a watch, I probably wouldn’t be very compliant in that program,” Elder said at an event in Tel Aviv earlier this month. “It’s just a quirk. And I admit it’s weird, but all of us have quirks. And the story here is that...