Transforming what's possible for patient monitoring

Article ∙ By Philips Healthcare ∙ May 23, 2024 ∙ 4 min read


Emergency care and resuscitation

Patient monitoring

Hospital patient monitoring technology has experienced incremental, though significant, change over the past twenty years. But, innovation has been focused on hardware and its parameters. Monitoring has been deployed at the department and site level, anchored at the bedside and central station, perpetuating inefficiencies and patient safety risks.


Until now.


Philips sees patient monitoring as centered around an informatics platform that seamlessly connects monitoring devices and caregivers everywhere. It is a software-centric platform for a mission critical system, upon which new technology and capabilities will rapidly arise and evolve. With Philips, health systems can harness the power of IDN-wide patient monitoring* today to help improve patient care and outcomes.

From many different monitoring systems across many care sites to one IDN-level system

Graphic representing 10 different monitoring systems for 10 care sites coming together in a single, IDN-level system

A new era has arrived for patient monitoring

As the market leader, Philips has been helping customers unlock their patient monitoring potential through advanced technologies for decades.

And now, Philips is partnering with health systems to build the future of healthcare together. Through our vision and technology, we are transforming what's possible for how patient monitoring is deployed and managed.* IDN-wide centralization of patient monitoring breaks through legacy thinking and unlocks the potential for improved outcomes and efficiencies.

Male patient in OR

With IDN-wide patient monitoring, health systems access value by:

  • Moving from hardware centric to informatics – unlocking the data from the bedside
  • Shifting where care can take place from bedside to anywhere – on mobile, web, central units, for inpatients and outpatients
  • Committing to an open ecosystem approach so we can overcome proprietary lock-in and harness all data and devices
  • Evolving from site or departmental-based infrastructure, workflows and standards to centralized IDN-wide deployment – raising standards, supporting visualization, enabling scalability and hardening security


Philips has advanced technology to the point where an IDN-wide approach is possible. Now, we can help make sure health systems are prepared, protected and ready to provide the staff and patient experience you strive for. Today, only Philips patient monitoring technology is able to support an IDN-wide patient monitoring approach.* 

Expert perspectives on IDN-wide patient monitoring 

Learn how major healthcare providers are centralizing and standardizing their patient monitoring systems at the IDN level. Join Thomas P. Cushing, MS, RN, Principal Advisor for IT applications at one of the largest healthcare systems in the Northeastern United States, in conversation with Greg Sitkiewicz, SVP, Head of Hospital Patient Monitoring North America at Philips Healthcare.

With his multifaceted perspective, Cushing provides a deep understanding of the cross-functional needs and opportunities in patient monitoring – from helping clinicians and IT teams work more efficiently, to making it easier to scale when the need arises, to driving tech equity across facilities, to seamlessly tracking patients along their treatment journey.

Patient on a bed being wheeled by a nurse from one area of a hospital to another

“It's about shifting away from legacy ways of thinking and embracing a system-wide approach. When considering an IDN-wide patient monitoring system, we should prioritize thinking beyond individual hospitals and focus on the future scalability of the entire network.“

Thomas P. Cushing, MS, RN

Critical care nurse, IT systems advisor, first responder

Benefits of IDN-wide patient monitoring

Patient on a bed being wheeled by a nurse from one area of a hospital to another

IDN-wide patient monitoring is the gateway to an ecosystem of innovations in transformative technology that enables new capabilities.


  1. Scale smartly from site-specific to system-wide with IDN-wide administration and greater standardization.
  2. Access not just more data, but more visibility and insights with cross-acuity integration that closes gaps in patient monitoring.
  3. Enable clinical confidence from anywhere in the health system with command and control mobility solutions.
  4. Get better performance, smarter decisions and stronger security through greater access to big data and analytics.

An IDN-wide patient monitoring approach helps teams collaborate to improve patient care, all while accelerating the clock speed of innovation. And, when supported through Philips Enterprise Monitoring as a Service (EMaaS), health systems can transform faster and get more value from their investment.

Patient monitoring should be managed like the mission critical system that it is. 

Are you harnessing the power of the IDN-wide technology now available?

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