Royal Philips and Radboud University medical centre have launched a connected digital health prototype, which allows diabetes patients and their healthcare providers to manage complexity of diabetes self-care.
The system securely connects devices and collects, integrates and analyses patient data from connected consumer and medical devices, electronic medical records and personal health data.
Both organisations will use the new digital health prototype to focus on patients living with diabetes type I, in the first phase.
The system, including a mobile patient app and online community, will collect and connect data from electronic medical records, multiple personal health devices such as wireless glucose meters and activity monitors, comprising patient self-reported data. The app, through a smartphone or tablet, provides patients with continuous access to important parameters such as blood glucose levels, insulin use and nutrition, offering coaching guidance at home and on the go.
“I am excited that we are providing people with diabetes the tools to connect all of their relevant health data and devices. Our system allows sharing of data and experiences in one community, where they can collaborate with fellow patients and their care teams in a secure environment,” said Jeroen Tas, CEO- Informatics Solutions And Services, Philips Healthcare.
The secure online community, including enrolled patients and healthcare professionals, can interact through private messaging or shared posts within a healthcare organisation’s clinical guidelines.