Royal Philips has launched a new predictive analytics engine, CareSage, which allows health systems to better monitor and offer care for elderly patients by combining actionable insights with wearable devices and monitoring.
CareSage offers analysis of real-time and historical data from healthcare providers and Philips Lifeline, to proactively identify patients most likely to have health issues.
It allows clinicians to intervene before problems occur, as well as help reduce avoidable hospitalisations of elderly patients.
Designed to support population health management, CareSage was developed based on Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform, an open cloud-based platform that helps to secure collection and analysis of health and lifestyle data from multiple sources and devices.
CareSage uses the company's AutoAlert technology and wealth of ageing and health data to focus on senior patients when they return home after a hospital visit or home healthcare period.
Philips Home Monitoring senior vice-president Kimberly O'Loughlin said: "Coming home after a hospital stay is a relief for seniors, but it also comes with potential risks. By reviewing data from CareSage's analytics and our wearable medical alert devices, health systems can predict when their at-home patients are likely to be hospitalised and intervene in advance.
"CareSage is another example of Philips' commitment to connected health, leveraging data, analytics and our 24x7 service monitoring capabilities to help provide health systems with the right data at the right time to help deliver care for a wide range of patient populations."
Currently, seniors use more healthcare resources per capita than any other group, and two-thirds of Medicare recipients are dealing with more than one chronic condition.
By using CareSage, health systems will be able to offer better preventative care and care co-ordination, increase patient satisfaction as well as improve quality of life issues, reduce long-term avoidable readmissions, and improve health outcomes and cost savings.