Philips introduces graphical dashboard for ICU management
6 March 2013
Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) has launched its
IntelliSpace eCareManager 3.9 health care platform, powered by Orb,
at the HIMSS 2013 conference and exhibition.
Orb is a new graphical dashboard that is actuated by over 100
clinical rules, to analyze, process and visualize complex clinical
data in real time and tell a better story about what is going on
with that specific patient, and in a visually digestible form.
Currently, Philips eICU customers have approximately 150 patients
being monitored in an average Tele-ICU simultaneously, with larger
sites caring for over 400 patients on any given day. To present data
to support proactive patient interaction, a new type of
population-based representation is needed.
Orb’s ability to integrate practical data with visual technology
helps clinicians to prioritize patient needs and streamline
in-hospital care. The dashboard features circles that represent
individual patients and their health status. By viewing these
circles, clinicians can determine, at a glance, important patient or
population-level information, such as which patients are in need of
immediate care versus others who might be ready for hospital
It also helps clinicians prioritize information that was
previously unavailable due to the massive amount of data created by
a single patient, whether they are providing care at the bedside,
from the nurses’ station, or hundreds of miles away from a remote,
centralized telehealth care team.
“Health reform places priority on improving the quality of
patient care, and key performance indicators such as patient
mortality, length of stay, hospital-acquired infections, and
hospital readmissions across health system enterprises,” said Lori
Lazzara, vice president and general manager, Connected Care
Solutions, Philips Healthcare.
“Philips eICU Program customers monitor more than 350,000
ICU patients every year and orb demonstrates our commitment to
connected care, giving clinicians the flexibility to manage a large
population of patients without losing the individualized treatment
needs of each person.”