Bangalore: Philips India continues on its mission to increase healthcare access across India, especially in the field of Critical Care. As part of this mission, the company today announced the expansion of the network of hospitals connected using the IntelliSpace Consultative Critical Care (CCC) solution. This is a solution that enables an intensivist at a central location to monitor patients in distant multiple Intensive Care Units (ICUs), in real time. It provides a solution to growing shortage of qualified physicians and nurses, while dramatically improving quality of care.
The new hospitals added to this network include Aditya hospital (Warangal, Andhra Pradesh), Sreeranga Hospital (Chengalpet, Tamil Nadu), Geetanjali hospital (Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu) and BeWell hospital (Pudakottai, Tamil Nadu). These hospitals will be connected to the Chennai-based InTeleICU, which will act as the command centre monitoring the ICUs of the newly connected hospitals.
“The IntelliSpace CCC solution has been designed to meet two big healthcare challenges that India is currently facing – lack of qualified Critical Care experts and access to quality Critical Care for people in smaller towns and villages. With the help of this solution, patients can now be monitored by Critical Care experts from miles away, without having to move to a bigger city,” said A. Krishnakumar, President- Healthcare, Philips India.
The Intellispace CCC is based on Philips’ global eICU program and enables the ICUs of several remote hospitals to be connected to a big specialist ICU care where best in class critical care specialists monitor and review patient remotely through online data from connected patient monitors and real-time video images of patient conditions. Even a consultation discussion with patient or his / her relatives is possible with the expert sitting several hundred miles away from the actual patient.
“It is a well-known fact that only the most critical patients of a hospital are housed in ICUs. Although bedside care providers are present in the ICUs, trying to monitor all the patients all the time, the presence of multiple high-acuity patients is a big challenge. And this is where a solution like InteliiSpace CCC can be extremely helpful,” added Dr. N. Ramakrishnan, Managing Director and CEO, InTeleICU
The Consultative Critical Care solution, conceived and developed at Philips Innovation Campus Bangalore, is an innovation that focuses on the needs of the community today. It is an advanced clinical decision support and documentation solution designed to improve clinical and financial outcomes. Some of the benefits of CCC include access to qualified experts and facilities from Tier I metro cities, ability to deliver the same level of care to Tier 1 and Tier 2 hospitals and providing consistent practice standards of critical care medicine, meaningful alerts and dashboards that make it convenient for intensivists at the command center to act quickly on critical patients and, given decades of experience in developing products for Critical Care, a cost-effective technological transformation.