Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced the debut of FocusPoint, a network application management system to help improve biomedical and IT department productivity. The new technology provides operational alerts and statistical data to support the entire health ecosystem, from the IT department to the biomedical staff, allowing providers to increase system uptime and reduce costs associated with maintaining and servicing Philips medical devices, applications and networks. As the centerpiece of Philips remote-enabled services, FocusPoint builds on Philips’ leadership in patient monitoring with solutions tailored to specific customer needs, and integrating with the provider’s existing IT and biomedical systems and procedures.
As the shift toward value-based care continues, health systems are choosing to incorporate IT solutions into their hospital staff’s workflow to help support better use of resources, improve outcomes and optimize care. Depending on the size of a health system, there can be hundreds to thousands of medical devices and network equipment, where IT and biomedical staff have little visibility into the back-end of multiple systems. Providers lack near real-time performance metrics and troubleshooting capabilities that can greatly impact the health system.