Philips is releasing a medical tablet designed to provide easy access to patient information in various emergency environments without a difficult implementation.
- New medical tablet available in North America, Europe and Japan provides remote access to patient data to improve workflows to better manage increases in patient volume
- Philips Medical Tablet offers full remote information access, can be easily deployed and enables a fully portable setup in emergency situations, including COVID-19
Philips, a global leader in health technology, today introduced the Philips Medical Tablet, an end-to-end, easy-to-implement, portable monitoring kit designed to help clinicians remotely monitor larger patient populations during emergency situations, like the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Medical Tablet integrates with Philips advanced IntelliVue XDS software to enable remote access of patient monitoring information, allowing clinicians to care for patients outside of the hospital setting. This solution is not tied to a central monitoring station and can therefore be operated through WiFi connection, making it easy to deploy and integrate into existing clinical structures and workflows.
Additionally, with the Philips Medical Tablet, clinicians experience less exposure to infected patients, and can increase efficiency through less personal protective equipment (PPE) changing, ultimately improving patient and clinician safety.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a variety of challenges across multiple care settings within the hospital, including higher than normal patient volume in emergency rooms, personnel shortages, reduced bed capacity and limited resources, particularly PPE. These challenges often lead to overcrowding, increased clinician workload, demand on resources and the added obstacle of trying to create separation between infected and non-infected patients to minimize the spread of disease.
In an effort to alleviate these challenges, hospitals are creating temporary care settings for COVID-19 patients outside of the hospital or in isolation wards, making remote and easily transferable tools essential in delivering consistent and quality care.
Remote Access with the Medical Tablet
Philips believes that their solution will keep clinicians from having as much direct contact with patients during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, while maintaining full awareness of the status patient population. Moreover, in places that are outfitting additional clinical care facilities to handle infected patients, the Medical Tablet helps to deliver care with an easy setup.
“As clinicians work to navigate increased workloads, safety concerns, and transitions to remote care settings, they require solutions that map to these increasingly challenging circumstances,” said Peter Ziese, General Manager of Monitoring Analytics at Philips, in the announcement. “The Philips Medical Tablet with IntelliVue XDS software gives clinicians critical patient data like vital signs and clinical decision support applications right at their fingertips, empowering them to make informed care decisions no matter where they are.”
When not used in emergencies, the Medical Tablet, being a Windows computer, can be employed as an extra screen thanks to IntelliVue XDS, or as an extra clinical workspace that delivers patient monitoring data and other information from a hospital’s IT network.