- Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and the Dutch Rijnstate Hospital today announced the signing of a new 10-year strategic partnership agreement to jointly develop the ‘hospital of the future’ – a new hospital concept that will use the latest monitoring and connected health technologies to expand its delivery of care from the hospital to a regional care network, including the home.
“The way in which Rijnstate will be transforming its healthcare delivery model to improve the quality of care while reducing costs is very innovative,” said Henk Valk, Market Leader Philips Benelux. “We are pleased to support them as a strategic partner in developing and implementing an integrated approach using connected care technologies. Our shared ambition to bring care to the home situation wherever possible will greatly benefit patients and their families.”
In Philips, we have a strategic partner that is able to provide a complete solution, because only offering technology is not effective. It is of course essential that, once a care professional is alerted, he or she can quickly reach the patient’s home, or the patient can be taken quickly to the hospital, so that they are adequately cared for.
Wim van Harten
CEO of Rijnstate Hospital
‘Always on’ patient monitoring
To this end, Rijnstate Hospital in partnership with Philips will develop and implement a new hospital concept, in which remote monitoring of an individual patient’s health is an essential component.
Philips’ advanced patient monitoring solutions will support care professionals and patients in the hospital’s general wards and intensive care units. Philips’ IntelliVue Guardian Solution with Early Warning Scoring, wirelessly linked to a wearable biosensor, will continuously monitor patients and provide automatic measurement of key vital signs for at-risk patients in low acuity areas as they move from emergency departments to general wards. The in-hospital monitoring solutions will be complemented with cloud-based population health management solutions for the delivery of personalized care outside of the hospital. Philips’ VitalHealth care coordination solutions will integrate patient information across different care settings and data from different information systems to provide Rijnstate with insights into the total population for proactive interventions.
“Part of this new concept will be that, together with Philips, we will fully redesign our care processes,” said Wim van Harten, CEO of Rijnstate Hospital. “In Philips, we have a strategic partner that is able to provide a complete solution, because only offering technology is not effective. It is of course essential that, once a care professional is alerted, he or she can quickly reach the patient’s home, or the patient can be taken quickly to the hospital, so that they are adequately cared for.”