May 2011

Addressing the need of quality Patient Monitoring in India

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Philips is the global leader in patient monitoring and the path-breaker in converting patient monitors into full fledged clinical aiding tools

By Jitesh Mathur

 

 

Indian healthcare industry is coming of age. There is overall growth in healthcare industry and it is driving the growth in the patient monitoring segment, as well. From new green field projects to expansion in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and smaller ICUs adding multi parameter patient monitoring, the market is growing at a fast pace. Patient monitors enable critical care in ICUs and anaesthesia areas of any hospital and the requirement is growing along with awareness and the improvement of healthcare infrastructure across India.

The patient monitoring market in India is divided in 3 tiers. Tier 1 being the top level has tertiary care and this segment uses high-end modular patient monitoring systems connected in networks. In patient monitoring market, trends are moving towards clinical decision support, improved connectivity and networking in tier 1.


The patient monitoring market in India is divided in 3 tiers. Tier 1 being the top level has tertiary care and this segment uses high-end modular patient monitoring systems connected in networks


In tier 2, the trend is clearly towards moving from basic monitoring to more advance monitoring with higher parameters and features. In tier 3, ICUs of 4-6 beds are being created in small hospitals, where critical care or anaesthesia care was absent before.

Overall, the patient monitoring market is moving towards clinical decision support. Clinical decision making is about getting the right information at the right place, and having clinical decision support (CDS) tools built into the patient monitors, which enable faster and better clinical decisions.

That is what is driving the market’s needs toward more interpretative tools and information systems linked to patient monitoring.

The patient monitoring market is growing largely in the mid-end segment and the upcoming new ICUs are triggering this growth.

Philips is the global leader in patient monitoring and a dominant market leader in India. One of our strengths is that we have the largest portfolio of products, which includes high-end modular and flexible patient monitors to basic functionality monitors. Hence Philips patient monitors can be used in all clinical settings, in all kinds of hospitals, in any city across the country.

Technological advancements are a core of Philips patient monitoring and we have released more than 50 products internationally and in the Indian market in the last two years. The leading product innovations that Philips has introduced are ”MX800 patient monitor, IntelliVue X2, IntelliVue XDS, SRR Telemtery, MobileVue, CI Solutions like ICIP and PACS, 12 lead transmission, IntelliVue MP70, 50 and 30 for wireless ICU, SureSigns and G-Series value segment monitors, TC 30 and 50, TM Vue and Holter and Avalon FM, MobileVue Patient monitoring, Cable-less Patient sensors, Avalon wireless Fetal transducers, etc.

Philips is also the path-breaker in converting patient monitors into full fledged clinical aiding tools instead of just merely display patient data through the use of clinical decision support tools which improve the patient care and also help standardising the patient care procedures.   These recently introduced solutions were well appreciated by over 500 customers, who visited our IntelliHospital show in Mumbai in April.

Our major installations include the best hospitals in India and small and medium size hospitals in tier 2 and 3 cities.

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