As the shift to value-based care and reimbursement is increasingly dependent upon measurable outcomes, Philips and UK HealthCare plan to measure Key Performance Indicator metrics and will work together to identify improvement areas and generate mutual value. The partnership between UK HealthCare and Philips is a pioneering model in ICU telehealth, focused on addressing the quadruple aim by measuring outcomes across both clinical and operational value. The Philips eICU Program is uniquely positioned to partner with customers on innovative outcomes-based models in acute care. With the goal of improving patient care, clinical efficiencies, and ICU quality best practices through telehealth, eICU Program outcomes are demonstrated in peer reviewed publications.
As health systems seek to improve health outcomes, eICU programs enable a co-located team of intensivists and critical care nurses to remotely monitor patients in the ICU regardless of patient location, helping to optimize care costs and enhance clinician and patient satisfaction. Intensivists and nurses based in a telehealth eICU hub are supported by high-definition cameras and communications technology, predictive analytics, data visualization and advanced reporting capabilities to support their frontline colleagues.
Dashboards bring together data from the EMR and patient monitors on the ICU floor, where advanced algorithms alert to signs of deterioration helping the care team to proactively intervene at an earlier stage. eICU programs have been the subject of peer-reviewed literature since 2002, with outcomes data presenting clinical benefits in mortality reduction and operational systems benefits through increased throughput of ICU patients by reducing ICU patient length of stay .
Philips is the global leader in centralized tele-critical care. More than 20% of US adult ICU beds and 1 in 8 adult ICU patients are monitored by a 24/7 continuous demand model powered by the eICU Program, which combines A/V technology, predictive analytics, data visualization and advanced reporting capabilities [2, 3]. The core of this program is Philips eCareManager software, which delivers need-to-know information to caregivers, empowering them to care for the patients in a more proactive manner.
Philips tele-critical care platforms are available around the globe with clinical informatics applications supporting bedside, unit and virtual care delivery models. For more information on how Philips is addressing the Coronavirus globally, please visit the Philips centralized COVID-19 hub.
 Lilly CM, et al. A Multi-Center Study of ICU Telemedicine Reengineering of Adult Critical Care. CHEST. 2014 Mar 1; 145(3): 500-7.
 Representative of the total Philips eICU licensed beds as a percentage coverage relative to total US adult ICU beds
 Derived from SCCM Adult ICU admission statistic and compared to eCareManager eRI annual monitored patients https://www.sccm.org/Communications/Critical-Care-Statistics