Philips recognized that the least utilized resource in a healthcare system is patients. So it made sense to involve them in the management of their disease while leveraging technology to enable clinical intervention when needed.
The result was self-monitoring at home. With a telehealth nurse, patients learn how to measure their blood pressure, weight and heart rate. Results are fed back to clinical teams for daily review and any necessary intervention is made quickly. Patients also receive a personal tablet loaded with educational information. Through telemonitoring, tele-education and telecare support, patients can better understand their condition and how to live a healthier lifestyle.