Remote Monitoring Fails Early Tests in Improving Health Outcomes

There’s been an increasing focus on remote monitoring in the home health sector as of late, with multinational tech giant Philips (NYSE: PHG) among those betting on these types of devices. However, there’s little evidence, if any, showing they improve health outcomes, according to recent research published in the International Journal of Medical Informatics. Internet-linked products and home […]

Editor’s Picks: Philips’ Latest Aging-in-Place Tech

This week, Home Health Care News readers had their interest piqued by Philips’ latest foray into aging-in-place technology, a health system’s successful approach to improving its palliative care services, and federal lawmakers’ collective stand against home health prior authorization. Readers also were curious to learn the best ways to reduce turnover amongst home health aides. […]

Philips, Right at Home Partner for ‘Always-On’ Home Care

Multinational tech giant Philips (NYSE: PHG) has unveiled its latest product to help people age in place: a platform of connected sensors meant to monitor seniors in their homes in an effort to provide “always-on” home care and peace of mind for caregivers. Through a partnership with in-home care franchise network Right at Home, Philips […]

Tech Giant Aims to Cultivate Senior Care ‘Ecosystem’

Aging populations around the globe have motivated companies small and large to focus more on senior care technology. Multinational tech giant Philips (NYSE: PHG) has been among these companies, and its new initiative places even more emphasis on helping aging people maintain their independence at home, whether that’s a private residence or senior living community. Philips’ […]

Philips, Cerner Launch New Home Care Tech to Reduce Readmissions

Three big names in health care technology are furthering their reach into home care by offering new products to capture, share, and analyze patient data from wearable devices and sensors. The offerings—one from Cerner Corp. (NASDAQ: CERN) and Qualcomm Life, Inc., (NASDAQ: QCOM) and the other from Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA)—are meant to […]

FDA Approves 2 Philips Telehealth Apps Aimed at Improving Transition Home

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two telehealth apps from electronics company Philips that seek to ease the transition from hospital to home care, the company announced earlier this month.  The eCareCoordinator and eCareCompanion apps, part of Philips Hospital to Home’s suite of telehealth programs, focus on reducing readmissions to the hospital by providing […]

Philips Targets Home Care Tech with New Healthcare Spinoff

Consumer electronics giant Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG) is no stranger to the home care technology space, and with the announcement of a new spinoff company that will focus solely on healthcare technologies, the Dutch provider only plans to sharpen its focus on the sector. Combining its Healthcare and Consumer Lifestyle businesses into one entity, which […]

Philips Smartphone App Targets Aging in Place Seniors

A new smartphone app from Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG) allows seniors who are living independently at home to receive the benefits and services of a remote medical alert system, without the necessity of having to wear a device. Offering a direct connection to Philips’ U.S.-based call center, the mobile Lifeline response app allows smartphone-enabled seniors […]