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Philips, Vidyo Team on Telehealth

April 24, 2012
by Gabriel Perna
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The healthcare arm of Royal Philips Electronics (Andover, Mass.) and telepresence manufacturer Vidyo (Hackensack, N.J.) are teaming up to offer healthcare providers an enterprise-wide telehealth solution. According to Philips Healthcare, deployment of these telehealth solutions will require scalable and flexible video technology to adapt to the full range of clinical workstations and mobile devices.  Vidyo’s adaptive video layering technology will be implemented into Philips enterprise-wide solution with remote physiologic monitoring and clinical decision support (CDS).

Vidyo’s platform will aim to aggregate clinical informatics solutions, which are designed to improve the quality of patient care, and performance indicators such as patient mortality, length of stay, hospital-acquired infections, and hospital readmissions across health system enterprises. It is able to optimize the video for each device endpoint with continuous monitoring of the performance of the underlying network

According to Philips Healthcare, Vidyo’s APIs support customization and integration of telehealth solutions into clinical work flows. Additionally, the company says, these solutions can be deployed on both private and public networks, using standard off-the-shelf hardware.

"Telehealth has now come of age, driven by global demand and, in the U.S., empowered by new laws and legislation like the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). There is an ever-increasing need for easier access to affordable, high-quality telehealth which the Philips-Vidyo platform will uniquely satisfy,” Dr. Amnon Gavish, Vidyo’s vice president, said in a statement.

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