Proven results in the real-world setting
The launch of Visual Patient Avatar is the latest example of Philips’ long-standing commitment to providing clinicians with reliable clinical decision support. To ensure the design of the Visual Patient Avatar would provide clinicians with the support they need in their daily roles, Philips and University Hospital of Zürich together conducted studies with over 150 clinicians in two Swiss hospitals to validate and refine Visual Patient Avatar using a range of proven methods. Key findings include:
- Compared to the identical conventional monitoring scenarios, Visual Patient Avatar more than doubled the number of vital signs participants could recall after 3- and 10-second looks at the monitor. 
- Visual Patient Avatar increased the percentage of perceived vital signs by 57% when viewed for 10 seconds, and the perceived workload for the task decreased by 12%. 
- During the first use of Visual Patient Avatar, 73% of all vital sign information was correctly identified. 
“Both flying planes and caring for patients involve continuous evaluation of critical parameters in high-stakes environments,” agreed David Tscholl, MD and Christoph Nöthiger, MD, consulting Anesthesiologists at University Hospital of Zürich. “As licensed pilots and anesthesiologists, we know the impact that situational awareness has on the successful outcome of our tasks and the safety of those who are affected by our work. In the air and in the OR. We had a vision to simplify the way critical information is presented in clinical settings and working with Philips to help bring this vision to life is sure to help revolutionize care.”
On Sunday, October 15 from 12-12:30 pm PST at the exhibit hall Center Stage, the co-creators of Visual Patient Avatar, Drs. David Tscholl and Christoph Nöthiger of University Hospital of Zürich, will present data highlighting Visual Patient Avatar's effectiveness at the American Society of Anesthesiologists conference in San Francisco (October 13-17, 2023).
Visual Patient Avatar will be available as an option on select IntelliVue patient monitors in 185 countries. For more information on Philips Visual Patient Avatar, please visit www.philips.com/visual-patient-avatar.
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