Seamless telehealth

Health knows no bounds.

Reduce unnecessary readmissions and lower costs

Philips telehealth helps provide coordinated outpatient care in a way that reduces readmissions taking the burden off of our federal hospital systems and putting the patient first.

One of the greatest challenges facing health care systems in the U.S. is managing patients living with chronic disease. In 2010, more than half of all Americans had at least one chronic condition and almost one-third of all Americans were living with multiple chronic conditionsi, which include diabetes, heart disease and depression, among others.


Managing patients with multiple chronic conditions places a heavy burden on health care providers, as 86% of healthcare spending is for patients with one or more chronic conditions.i As the largest health care delivery system in the nation, the Veterans Health Administration (VA) bears a substantial portion of this burden, as the prevalence of certain chronic conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is higher among Veterans than the national averages for U.S. patients overallii.

By expanding access to care with telehealth solutions, Philips can help Veterans receive the highest level of care while helping VA reduce hospital visits, leading to lower costsiii.

Our approach: connecting people, data and technology

Our technologies and programs work together to help systems like VA be more efficient. Our operating model fosters care team collaboration and helps clinicians provide better care at lower costs while keeping patients engaged in managing their health.
  • A customized implementation blueprint and program support model are optimized for the individual needs of your organization.
  • Patient monitoring and analytics tools help you identify patients most at-risk and prioritize care so your team can be focused on having the greatest clinical impact.
  • Sophisticated software platforms connect members of your team around the care of the patient, enabling them to deliver personalized care plans. 
telehealth in home use

Positive outcomes across the continuum of care

Telehealth programs help streamline clinical workflow and can help lead to lower mortality, fewer hospital readmissions and potentially lower long-term healthcare costs.iv, v
  • Ambulatory care teams can help patients remain healthy at home, reducing readmissions and emergency department visits, and lowering
  • Facilitating patient education and remotely monitoring patients at home keeps patients better informed and involved in their treatment

[i] Gerteis J, Izrael D, Deitz D, LeRoy L, Ricciardi R, Miller T, Basu J. Multiple Chronic Conditions Chartbook. AHRQ Publications No, Q14-0038. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2014. Accessed Oct. 2, 2018.

[ii] Kinsinger L. Disease Prevention in the Veterans Health Administration. North Carolina Medical Journal. November-December 2015 vol. 76 no. 5 335-338. Accessed Oct. 2, 2018.

[iii] Fortis S, Sarrazin MV, et al. ICU Telemedicine Reduces Interhospital ICU Transfers in the Veteran’s Health Administration. Chest. 2018; 154(1).

[iv] Lilly, CM, et al, A Multi-center Study of ICU Telemedicine Reengineering of Adult Critical Care, CHEST, December 2013

[v] Dahl D, et al. People, Technology, and Process Meet the Triple Aim. Nurs Admin Q. 2014 Jan-Mar; 38(1): 13–21.

[vi] Ryan Spaulding, PhD , Medicaid HCBS/FE Home Telehealth Pilot, Center for Telemedicine & Telehealth University of Kansas Medical Center November 30, 2010

[vii] Bashshur RL, et al. The Empirical Foundations of Telemedicine Interventions for Chronic Disease Management. Telemed and e-Health. 2014 Sept; 20(9):769-800.

Building partnerships.
Breaking barriers.

We work in partnership with health systems to help drive innovation, support their financial and operational goals, and enable their transformation in a value-driven era. The result can be both operational excellence and more connected, predictive and personalized care delivery.


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