Remote patient management from Philips Healthcare
Philips Healthcare?s Motiva interactive healthcare platform connects patients with chronic conditions such as heart failure, diabetes and COPD to their healthcare team via their television and a broadband connection. Motiva provides automated vital signs monitoring and supports behaviour change to encourage improved patient compliance with medication, diet and exercise for example. In addition it provides educational information through user-friendly technology to help patients gain a better understanding of their illness and take greater control of their lifestyle.
All members of the healthcare team can access Motiva?s clinical application to review the patient?s care plan and vital sign measurements. A single care manager can monitor the health status of multiple patients, and is alerted if any responses indicate a need for follow-up or urgent intervention.
Remote patient healthcare solutions, like Motiva, not only deliver better patient health through improved outcomes and enhanced quality of life, they also lower healthcare costs with the remote monitoring leading to fewer hospital admissions and shorter hospital stays. A recent study undertaken with patients coping with severe heart failure who were using Motiva, showed a 67.8% reduction in hospitalizations during the period of the study.
Added the 07 July 2010 in category Innovation News