New Diabetes App Prototype Connects Consumer and Medical Data | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

New Diabetes App Prototype Connects Consumer and Medical Data

September 15, 2015
by Heather Landi
| Reprints

Amsterdam-based Royal Philips introduced a new health app that enables diabetes patients and their healthcare providers to connect patients’ self-monitored data with electronic medical records (EMRs).

The connected digital health prototype was developed with Radboud University Medical Center, also based in Amsterdam, and in partnership with San Francisco-based cloud computing company Salesforce. The digital health system is built on the Philips HealthSuite, a cloud-based clinical data and analytics platform, and Salesforce’s App Cloud.

The digital health system enables patients, via mobile app, to track blood glucose levels, insulin use, nutrition, physical activity and even mood and stress. In addition to the mobile patient app, the system also consists of an online community to collect and connect data from electronic medical records, multiple personal health devices, including wireless glucose meters and activity monitors, and patient self-reported data.

Diabetes patients and their clinicians are then able to share personal health data and clinical data in a secure online environment and patients can receive feedback from their care team using the combined data.

 “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,” Jeroen Tas, CEO Healthcare Informatics Solutions and Services, Philips, said in a statement. “There is a growing need for solutions that enhance self-management and continuity of care for those with chronic conditions such as diabetes to reduce health deterioration, readmissions and mortality rates. This system has been designed by patients for patients and is enabling fully integrated health management and care delivery in a new, connected, efficient and highly patient-centric way.”

According to the International Diabetes Federation, there are nearly 400 million people worldwide living with diabetes.

The collaborative prototype development will be available in pilot release by the end of the year, according to Royal Philips, and the company plans to introduce similar connected care solutions addressing other chronic conditions.

 

 

Get the latest information on Health IT and attend other valuable sessions at this two-day Summit providing healthcare leaders with educational content, insightful debate and dialogue on the future of healthcare and technology.

Learn More

Topics

News

Advocate Aurora Health, Foxconn Plan Employee Wellness, “Smart City,” and Precision Medicine Collaboration

Wisconsin-based Advocate Aurora Health is partnering with Foxconn Health Technology Business Group, a Taiwanese company, to develop new technology-driven healthcare services and tools.

Healthcare Data Breach Costs Remain Highest at $408 Per Record

The cost of a data breach for healthcare organizations continues to rise, from $380 per record last year to $408 per record this year, as the healthcare industry also continues to incur the highest cost for data breaches compared to any other industry, according to a new study from IBM Security and the Ponemon Institute.

Morris Leaves ONC to Lead VA Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization

Genevieve Morris, who has been detailed to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from her position as the principal deputy national coordinator for the Department of Health and Human Services, will move over full time to lead the newly establishment VA Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization.

Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Program Presents Fourth Class of Startups

The Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, a program that helps entrepreneurs bring their innovative technology products to market, has brought in nine more health tech startups as part of its fourth class.

DirectTrust Adds Five Board Members

DirectTrust, a nonprofit organization that support health information exchange, announced the appointment of five new executives to its board of directors.

Analysis: Many States Continue to Have Restrictive Telemedicine Policies

State Medicaid programs are evolving to accelerate the adoption of telemedicine models, this evolution is occurring more quickly in some states than others, according to a recent analysis by Manatt Health.