Philips announces new interoperability capabilities that offer a comprehensive view of patient health for improved monitoring and care coordination

Philips, a global leader in health technology, is revolutionizing patient care with the interoperability of its Capsule Medical Device Information Platform (MDIP) and Patient Information Center iX (PIC iX). This groundbreaking integration provides hospitals with a comprehensive patient overview, streamlining the delivery of care and enhancing collaboration among healthcare professionals.

In the past, medical device data has been siloed, making it challenging for clinicians to access a complete clinical view of their patients. This disjointed process often leads to inefficiencies and delays in diagnoses and treatments. However, Philips is tackling these obstacles head-on by creating an open patient monitoring ecosystem that brings together disparate medical devices and systems on a single interface.

The interoperability between MDIP and PIC iX allows clinicians to capture streaming data from various medical device manufacturers on an open, scalable, and secure platform. By disseminating this information through the Patient Information Center, caregivers gain a comprehensive overview of a patient’s condition, empowering them to make confident treatment recommendations from anywhere within the hospital’s digital environment.

One of the key advantages of this interoperability is the ability to pull data from different non-Philips devices, such as ventilators, infusion pumps, and third-party vital signs monitors. This data is then presented and distributed in a standardized interface, providing clinicians with a holistic picture of a patient’s health. With access to detailed information in one place, clinicians can prioritize their time more effectively, leading to improved efficiency in determining diagnoses and treatment decisions.

Christoph Pedain, General Manager of Hospital Patient Monitoring at Philips, emphasizes the importance of making data more accessible to clinicians, stating, “Every day, clinicians make countless care decisions based on information from divided medical devices and systems. It’s time we start caring for the carers by making data more accessible.” By enhancing the availability and accessibility of patient information, Philips aims to improve workflows, insights, care delivery, and safety measures, ultimately leading to better health outcomes and the optimal use of staff and infrastructure.

The harmonized data captured from various devices and patient monitors is available to caregivers across the hospital, whether through the central station, web, or mobile application. This streamlined and standardized view of the patient enables clinicians to act swiftly, regardless of their location. Meaningful insights and status updates allow for the automation of administrative tasks and the closing of information gaps, saving valuable time that can be redirected towards providing direct patient care.

Lynne A. Dunbrack, Group Vice President at International Data Corporation, recognizes the need for sharing patient data across systems, vendors, and devices to achieve the next level of efficiency and quality of care. She commends Philips for its commitment to driving new vendor-to-vendor interoperability standards, stating, “With this new offering, Philips is in a unique position to help drive new vendor-to-vendor interoperability standards to better support our care providers and the patients they serve.”

Philips’ dedication to creating an open ecosystem is further exemplified by its inclusion of third-party applications and algorithms in its patient monitoring ecosystem. This unique vendor-to-vendor interoperability enhances access and availability to critical patient information, supporting care delivery and collaboration. By managing, maintaining, servicing, and securing the infrastructure and applications through the Philips PIC iX, hospitals can leverage their digital health investments and effectively manage devices from multiple vendors.

With the Philips Capsule Medical Device Information Platform and the Philips Patient Information Center iX, healthcare providers can unlock the potential of harmonized data to improve clinical workflows, enhance patient care, and drive clinical innovation. Philips continues to lead the way in health technology, empowering clinicians and transforming patient care through meaningful innovation.

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