Philips signed new remote patient monitoring contracts with Advanced Home Care, Atrius Health, Catholic Healthcare West, HealthPartners, Henry Ford Home Healthcare, Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Healthcare (VNA Nazareth Home Care), South Shore Hospital/South Shore Visiting Nurse Association, and THA Group.

The Philips Telehealth solution is a way for hospitals and home health organizations to reduce health care costs. Remote patient monitoring of patients with chronic diseases, such as heart failure and diabetes, provides clinicians with timely information about their patients’ health status, allowing clinicians to intervene earlier. It also encourages patient involvement and education. This can help lead to improvements in quality of life and economic savings through fewer hospitalizations and ER visits.