Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced the launch of Sentry Score, the newest addition to the suite of Clinical Performance Applications in the Philips eCareManager enterprise telehealth software platform. Sentry Score is a predictive algorithm for the adult intensive care unit (ICU) that shows a patient’s probability of receiving an intervention within 60 minutes . Sentry Score patient risk predictions are continuously updated as new vital sign data are received, providing deeper insights into the patient’s trajectory, which can provide the opportunity for earlier intervention.
In acute care settings, communication continues to be a problem due to the influx of patients, data, device alarms and handoffs between clinicians. In fact, communication breakdown is a major contributing factor in nearly 70% of adverse medical events, with 75% of adverse events leading to patient death . With patient safety being a top concern for health systems worldwide, providers are looking to improve clinician communication through clinical decision support and predictive solutions that can positively affect workflows and patient outcomes.