Amsterdam, the Netherlands and New York, NY – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital will expand its telehealth capabilities with Philips remote patient monitoring. The Hospital’s affiliated physicians at Weill Cornell Medicine will use Philips eCareCoordinator and eCareCompanion remote patient monitoring software solutions for patients who are under their care. The program will help clinicians monitor patients’ health from a distance, and enable timelier consultations with physicians when needed. The program is aimed to help reduce length of stay in the hospital, reduce preventable hospital readmissions, and reduce frequent costly visits to the emergency department. The Hospital’s affiliated physicians at Columbia University Irving Medical Center expect to participate as well.
NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the nation’s most comprehensive, integrated academic health care delivery systems, dedicated to providing the highest quality, most compassionate care to patients. As a consistently recognized leader in patient-centered clinical care, medical education and research, NewYork-Presbyterian is committed to using technology to advance care.
“NewYork-Presbyterian is pleased to collaborate with Philips to empower patients, who don’t need to be in the hospital, to actively monitor their health from the comfort of their home,” said Dr. Peter Fleischut, Senior Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer at NewYork-Presbyterian. “As a national leader in telemedicine, we are committed to adopting innovative technologies that make it easier for patients to access our high-quality, compassionate care.”
“As the number of individuals living with chronic conditions continues to rise, hospitals and health systems need to innovate to best manage the growing demands on their resources,” said Derek Ross, Business Leader, Population Health Management at Philips. “Transformational leaders like NewYork-Presbyterian see the value of how virtual care and advanced telehealth solutions can empower both clinicians and patients with the resources needed to deliver quality care in the home to help achieve improved outcomes and reduce costs.”