GHP Q2 2018

20 GHP / Q2 2018 , Philips, Emory Healthcare and Royal Perth Hospital in Australia Partner to Launch Remote Intensive Care Monitoring Program Collaboration represents the future of globalised connected critical care, paving the way for the adoption of similar models internationally. In addition to this, the program will leverage advanced technology allowing clinicians to monitor multiple critically ill patients remotely, alert ICU staff to any issues, and ensure early intervention to improve outcomes. Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, and US- based Emory Healthcare have announced on the 11th May 2018 the launch of a new remote Intensive Care Unit (eICU) monitoring program, based at the Royal Perth Hospital in Western Australia, focused on improving the outcomes of high risk patients and advancing the globalisation of critical care. Based on the successes of a pilot program Emory Healthcare ran out of Sydney in 2016, this partnership is a next phase for Emory Healthcare. Their critical care physician (intensivists) and critical care nurse experts will provide medical care to patients in the US from their base at Royal Perth Hospital using Philips’ remote intensive care unit monitoring technology. This virtual care model enables the Perth-based US clinicians to provide remote night-time critical care support to patients in Atlanta, Georgia during daytime hours in Perth. This model helps to reduce the burden of traditional night shift work. “This partnership is enabling a crucial shift in the delivery of care, impacting clinical outcomes, where technology supports clinicians to deliver more proactive and timely care to patients across the globe,” said Caroline Clarke, CEO ASEAN Pacific, Philips. “Access to highly experienced intensivists and critical care nurses is an ongoing challenge for hospitals internationally, and virtual care solutions, like the eICU program, can help deliver much needed expertise to areas where this is lacking. At Philips, we are proud to play our part in creating connected health solutions that break down barriers within healthcare, to impact both providers and patients.” The eICU program allows for near real-time remote patient monitoring and early intervention via advanced audio-visual technology. Smart algorithms can predict deteriorations in health, giving clinicians the ability to communicate with local caregivers via live video link, to continuously monitor patient health, and advise on the best course of treatment from wherever they are located. “The eICU represents the future of globalised critical care,