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Philips Rolls Out Ecosystem of Connected Wearable Technologies


Philips Rolls Out Ecosystem of Connected Wearable TechnologiesKicking off the month of August on a healthy note, Royal Philips today announced the global availability of wearable technologies and the first in a series of personal health programs.

The programs in question, we’re told, are designed to “empower consumers to take greater control of their health.”

The medical-grade health monitoring devices — a health watch, connected scale, blood pressure monitor and thermometer — and a fully integrated companion HealthSuite Health App will be available at www.philips.com/healthprograms beginning August 1.

Over 66 million Americans over the age of 50 have at least one chronic disease, yet research suggests that up to 90 percent of chronic conditions can be prevented through lifestyle changes, the Philips’ team says, noting that the company’s new products are designed to help those at risk of chronic disease to start measuring, keep monitoring and stay motivated in creating sustainable behavior change.
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Infographic: Connected Health and the Rise of BYOD


AGNITY MobileCare Platform Tapped by Tech MahindraWith the proliferation of personal technologies, the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) concept is helping to lead the way toward a more integrated model of care delivery that puts the patient at the center and focuses on improved access and better outcomes. For HCPs and patients alike, we’re seeing BYOD on the rise as a “digitally native” generation comes of age and advanced connectivity becomes the norm.

This week, MHW was privy to a new infographic from Philips that details the rise of BYOD, the benefits of such platforms and key considerations for the industry.

To check it out, take a gander below. Additionally, Randy Hamlin, VP, Segment Leader, Philips Ultramobile recently wrote about the benefits of the BYOD movement. To review his insightful take, click here.
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Philips Rolls Out Next-Gen Monitoring Solution


Phillips Joins The World Of App-Based HealthcareRoyal Philips recently announced plans to introduce a next-generation monitoring solution for at-risk patients in low acuity hospital settings, such as the general ward.

As an “industry-first,” we’re told that the new medical-grade biosensor enabled solution demonstrates Philips continuing commitment to better addressing clinicians’ and patients’ needs through monitoring.

Unlike fitness trackers and consumer focused wearables, the new medical-grade, connected biosensor automatically and continuously measures clinically relevant vital signs including heart rate, respiratory rate, skin temperature and more. The biosensor then transmits the data it collects to a connected clinical decision support software application, where the software can be configured to promptly notify the appropriate caregiver or clinician when preset limits are exceeded.

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Philips Rolling Out Lumify Smart Device Ultrasound Solution in the U.S.


Philips Rolling Out Lumify Smart Device Ultrasound Solution in the U.SIn recent days, Royal Philips announced that Lumify, a smart device ultrasound solution, is now available for purchase by licensed healthcare providers or organizations in the U.S.

Lumify, if you’re not familiar, is offered as part of a subscription model “unique to the industry.”

From Philips’ online portal, users will be able to order transducers, manage flexible subscriptions and access Philips’ support, training and IT services through the new offering.

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Philips Searching for ‘Next Big Thing’ in Health and Well-Being


Philips Searching for 'Next Big Thing' in Health and Well-BeingGreg Sebasky, Chairman of Philips North America, recently introduced the Philips’ Innovation Fellows competition at the Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit.

Philips wants people nationwide to submit their ideas for the “next big thing” that will help people live happy, healthier lives. Entrants will have the chance to tap into $100,000 in prize money from Philips, to help bring their innovation to life, the company says.

To further spur open innovation, entrants can gain financial support for their idea on Indiegogo.com, a global web-based crowd funding site.

“Philips is committed to meaningful innovation, and we strive to transform and enrich people’s lives to help them reach each life milestone in healthy, fulfilling ways,” said Sebasky. “Philips is always looking for the ‘next big thing’ and we want to broaden our reach and celebrate great ideas that have the potential to revolutionize the way we live. We invite all innovators to share their ideas and to help us in our search.”

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