Following the success of the eICU program, Northwell has recently extended its collaboration with Philips into other areas in the hospital, most recently partnering with Philips on a pilot program using Philips general care solution with the Philips IntelliVue Guardian and wearable biosensor in their Emergency Department. The wearable biosensor automatically and continuously measures heart rate, respiratory rate and posture, and detects falls. This data is then transmitted to the IntelliVue Guardian Software, which analyzes the data and notifies a clinician when there are signs of patient deterioration. Patient satisfaction data from the study shows the positive impact wearable technology has in this area. Key findings include:
- 95 percent of patients rate the sensor as comfortable to wear on their chest;
- 73 percent of patients feel better taken care of when wearing the sensor; and
- 80 percent of patients consider the biosensor to be ‘innovative care’ .
“Across the hospital, from the emergency department to the ICU to the general ward, clinicians are attending to patients with a wide variety of monitoring needs,” said Carla Kriwet, CEO Connected Care & Health Informatics, Philips. “We know that continual monitoring is critical to caregivers so they can detect early deterioration, and Northwell’s experience shows how innovative solutions enable hospitals to reach the quadruple aims of healthcare: Better clinical outcomes, lower costs and improved patient and caregiver satisfaction.”
To learn more about Philips and Northwell’s partnership, visit this website to hear Carla Kriwet and Dr. Purna Prasad discuss the collaboration. Philips’ full suite of intelligent, integrated solutions will be showcased in booth #3812 at the 2018 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition taking place March 5-9, 2018 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, NV. For more information on Philips’ presence at the event, please visit www.usa.philips.com/himss and follow @PhilipsLiveFrom for #HIMSS18 updates.
 Based on the ratings of 56 patients who completed the patient feedback.