INNOVATION BEYOND HOSPITALS AND CLINICS Continuous patient monitoring inside and outside hospital walls
Increased adoption of cloud-based digital solutions in healthcare will also support greater data sharing in healthcare settings, creating the foundation for a more distributed healthcare system that connects hospital to home and society. As the Philips Future Health Index 2022 report revealed, healthcare leaders now consider extending care beyond the hospital to be their top priority, second only to staff satisfaction and retention. Delivering the right care in the right place at the right time will be critical to supporting a seamless patient experience.
Within the hospital, clinical surveillance technologies can provide timely information about a patient’s condition across care settings, generating actionable information based on real-time streaming data. Together with predictive analytics, this will help clinicians move from reacting to adverse events that have already occurred, to proactively addressing impending and potentially life-threatening events
By connecting the hospital to the home and ambulatory facilities, remote patient monitoring will also enjoy continued acceptance in 2023 after it grew exponentially during the pandemic. For example, stroke patients may receive wearable patches for early detection of heart rhythm irregularities to enable intervention and prevent repeat strokes. Such patches are increasingly unobtrusive, allowing patients to maintain a normal lifestyle while care teams monitor their health remotely. Cloud-based AI can detect early signs of heart rhythm disturbances based on more than 20 million ECG recordings, allowing care teams to act preemptively when necessary. In addition, recent studies have shown how ambulatory cardiac monitoring can help improve patient outcomes and save costs by monitoring for arrhythmic disturbances after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a common cardiac procedure, and thereby encouraging timely intervention