Philips IntelliVue GuardianSoftware was recognized recently at HIMSS APAC 2019, receiving the “Best Health IT” Award at the show.
“We are really honored to receive this award as it is testament to how the depth of Philips’ expertise across healthcare ecosystems and innovative solutions allow hospitals to organize healthcare around the patient,” said Caroline Clarke, CEO, Philips ASEAN Pacific. “The Philips IntelliVue GuardianSoftware help hospitals achieve improved patient outcomes, enhanced patient experience, lowered costs and elevated staff satisfaction – what we call the ‘Quadruple Aim’ – allowing us to shift to value-based healthcare, delivering the right care in the right place, at the right time.”
“Too many patients are dying in lower-acuity hospital units around the world because signs of deterioration are not recognized early enough,” said Peter Ziese, business leader for Monitoring & Analytics, Philips. “This is a serious issue that is only becoming more concerning as hospitals deal with low clinician-to-patient ratios and the continued burden of manual data entry.”
Philips IntelliVue GuardianSoftware is part of the Philips Patient Deterioration Solution which consists of an integrated suite of devices, wearable sensors, software, and professional services. The customizable solution is integrated with hospital EMR/HIS/ADT, which helps to enhance organizational efficiencies and current infrastructure investments.
The use of Philips IntelliVue GuardianSoftware is rapidly expanding with deployments across 16 hospitals in Asia Pacific and more than 100 sites across the world. Bagan Specialist Center, Philips’ first integrated site in Malaysia, reported a reduction by 50% of their code blues and preventable deaths. A prospective clinical study in the UK using Philips IntelliVue GuardianSoftware with automated EWS and notification also reported significant improvements in key patient-centric outcomes, including:
- 86% reduction in cardiopulmonary arrests
- 35% reduction of severe adverse events
- 24% reduction in ICU admission rate
- 20% reduction in hospital mortality, including readmissions 
Additionally, other feedback from hospitals using the solution showed a reduction of point-of-care manual documentation and reduction of costs associated with extended patient length of stay, unexpected complications and workflow disturbances.  
The solution aims to enable caregivers to effectively identify and proactively respond to patient deterioration in hospital wards, reduce the risk of missed signs of deterioration, improve patient care, and increase efficiencies in patient management and workflow. Leveraging intelligent algorithms and predictive trend analytics, the solution helps clinicians identify patient deterioration, notify caregivers and enable appropriate, timely intervention to prioritize patient care. More than 275 million patients are monitored each year with Philips’ patient monitoring solutions.
More details on Bagan Specialist Center’s story can be seen here.
A video of the HIMSS APAC awards ceremony can be seen here.
To learn more about HIMSS APAC, please visit: www.himssasiapac.org. More information on Philips’ industry-leading monitoring and analytics portfolio is available here.