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Philips Debuts New Cloud-Based Clinical Analytics Dashboard To Enhance Patient Care And Staff Efficiency In Critical Care

Royal Philips has today announced the launch of IntelliSpace Console Critical Care, a cloud-based clinical decision support dashboard supporting enhanced workflows in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Debuting at the 2016 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nev., IntelliSpace Console is designed to improve critical care with smart clinical decision making, enhanced patient monitoring and tracking of quality metrics. The easy-to-use dashboard gives clinicians access to patient data across multiple systems and EMRs to help streamline, prioritize and analyze complex patient data quickly.

IntelliSpace Console is the result of a multi-year clinical study and a research collaboration with Ambient Clinical Analytics and the Mayo Clinic. It is the latest to join Philips’ portfolio of advanced health technology and integrated informatics solutions helping to improve workflow efficiencies and patient outcomes with clinical decision support applications. In critical care settings where every second counts, clinicians need to make timely care decisions and navigating the vast amounts of clinical data available at the patient bedside can make it difficult for clinicians to analyze so much information at once. IntelliSpace Console addresses this issue comprehensively and transforms patient data from multiple sources, including EMRs, into actionable insights. The smart dashboard provides intensivists, nurses, respiratory therapists and other specialists with the context-relevant clinical information needed to make decisions quickly and efficiently in critical care settings, leading to better care and greater productivity.

“As health systems continue to move toward value-based care while at the same time facing an explosion of patient data, solutions such as IntelliSpace Console help clinicians make sense of increasingly complex patient information in a meaningful way,” said Carla Kriwet, CEO, Patient Care and Monitoring Solutions, Philips. “This advanced visualization dashboard enables clinicians to make quick, informed decisions, and ultimately provide enhanced care across the health care continuum.”

“The amount of patient data available in the Intensive Care Units is incredible, but it also places a substantial burden on the acting clinician to make quick and effective patient care decisions while making sense of mountains of information,” said Vitaly Herasevich, MD, PhD, of Mayo Clinic, one of the co-inventors of the technology. “This new solution is formatted as a real-time dashboard that organizes information the way a clinician processes data in a real-life patient scenario to facilitate decision making. This reduces stress, saves time, supports workflow and enhances the care process while allowing multiple members of a patient’s care team to be ‘on the same page’.”

Adding value to the care process

The transition to efficient patient-centric care is driving an increasing number of business and Health IT challenges – including EMR implementation, interoperability, meaningful use, accountable care and healthcare reform. At this year’s HIMSS event in Las Vegas, Philips will be demonstrating how integrated IT solutions like IntelliSpace Console can address these challenges by collecting, combining, analyzing and delivering quality data to help improve patient outcomes, reduce costs and improve quality of care.

IntelliSpace Console’s user experience, which is rendered using evidence-based guidelines, provides clinicians with an overview of the patient population in the ICU, including acuity level, details on life support, and other key information to help clinicians make more informed decisions when assessing interventions and developing patient care plans. The dashboard harmonizes the information on each patient to ensure that each member of the care team sees the same, normalized information. A cloud-based dashboard IntelliSpace Console is hosted on Philips HealthSuite digital platform, an open, secure cloud-based platform that powers solutions that can collect, compile, store and analyze clinical and other data from multiple devices and sources.

The HealthSuite digital platform supports the secure collection of all types of data related to health and lifestyle so patients and caregivers can make more confident health and lifestyle-related decisions with the next generation of connected health and wellness innovations, like IntelliSpace Console. Mayo Clinic developed IntelliSpace Console under the product name AWARE [1] (Ambient Warning and Response Evaluation) and Philips is partnering with Ambient Clinical Analytics to bring the technology to market in the second half of 2016.

Together, with the United States Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group, these organizations received an award from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) award from CMS to research the impact of using a cloud-based clinical decision support solution with a novel user interface for the ICU. Mayo Clinic and Dr. Herasevich have a financial interest in the technology referenced in this news release. Revenue Mayo Clinic receives is used to support its not-for-profit mission in patient care, education and research. IntelliSpace Console is expected to be available to a select number of hospitals later this year.

Philips will be showcasing IntelliSpace Console Critical Care technology at booth #3416 at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2016 Annual Meeting and Exhibition, taking place Feb. 29 – March 4, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, NV. For updates on Philips’ presence at HIMSS, follow @PhilipsLiveFrom and visit www.philips.com/himss.

[1] ProCCESs AWARE - Patient Centered Cloud-based Electronic System: Ambient Warning and Response Evaluation. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02039297.

Mayo Clinic Reports Strong Performance in 2015

Providing direct care for more than 1.3 million people, Mayo Clinic continues to advance its mission to be a trusted source for clinical quality, medical education and research discoveries that improve lives.

Mayo Clinic reported a strong financial position in 2015, with contributions of $505 million to its pension plan for employees and more than $600 million in capital projects.

“When we look at these numbers, we see people — our patients and our dedicated employees,” says John Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO, Mayo Clinic. “We believe Mayo Clinic has a moral responsibility to provide compassionate care to patients who put their trust in us. We’re not just treating a symptom; our team of experts delivers a seamless, integrated experience that patients expect. Our results solidify our ability to deliver complex care to our patients and provide a secure future for our staff.”

For more than 20 years, Mayo Clinic has led the way in U.S. News & World Report rankings, with more No. 1 ranked specialties than any other hospital in the nation. In 2015, Mayo Clinic ranked first, second and third in all 12 data-driven specialties of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings.

“We thank our teams of employees for their respect, integrity, compassion and innovation,” says Jeff Bolton, vice president, Administration, Mayo Clinic. “Their strong focus on our patients and mission anchors us in the Mayo Clinic values that define us.”

Besides providing in-person care through its destination centers and integrated community care model Mayo Clinic Health System, Mayo continues to share its knowledge and provide virtual consultations to providers and patients through Mayo Clinic Care Network, its international network of member practices. With the addition of seven members in 2015, the Mayo Clinic Care Network now has more than 35 members based in the continental U.S., Mexico Puerto Rico and Singapore. These independent organizations represent more than 100 hospitals. Through them, nearly 10 million patients and their care teams have access to Mayo Clinic knowledge, clinical protocols and consultations.

The Center for Connected Care continues to expand Mayo Clinic’s reach. More than 16,000 telemedicine consultations across the institution, including eConsults, telestroke and video consults, were conducted in 2015. Also, almost 800,000 Mayo Clinic patients have Patient Online Services accounts providing them access to their medical record, lab results, appointment itineraries and secure messaging to their health care teams through Web and a mobile app.

“I am confident in our people and direction,” says Dr. Noseworthy. “We work together so patients continue to find hope and healing at all of our campuses.”

Redox Extends Capabilities of Salesforce Health Cloud with Patient Data from Electronic Medical Records

Redox has announced it is extending the capabilities of Salesforce Health Cloud with its EMR integration engine.

Redox provides a modern API solution for clinical integration with electronic medical record (EMR) systems. The addition of Redox to the Health Cloud product provides streamlined sharing of clinical data and a comprehensive view of patient conditions and clinical events. Health Cloud is generally available for purchase today, giving healthcare providers new ways to make smarter care decisions, engage with patients across their caregiver networks and manage patient data. Redox joins Salesforce as a Health Cloud launch partner at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS16) Conference in Las Vegas.

“We are devoted to accelerating the adoption