Philips and Pegasystems flag push into heath IOT

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Las Vegas – Global health tech provider Phillips and business application company Pegasystems revealed a significiant collaboration at the later’s user conference in Las Vegas this week.

The deal is designed to enable managed care service providers and accountable care organizations to better leverage connected devices and health data to personalize care and improve health outcomes.

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Pega Care Management Application Pegasystems will connect it Pega Care Management System to to the Phillips Healthsuite cloud platform,.

This will allow caregivers to remotely manage care with connected health applications and to provide immediate access to a patient’s health status.

Care teams – from physicians and nurse practitioners to home caregivers and care managers – will be able to identify potential health issues in the moment and coordinate a timely response to intervene and improve adherence to personal care plans.

General availability is expected later this year. these new connected health solutions developed and offered by Pegasystems will support care managers and insurers to increase care quality and decrease hospital readmissions while also lowering total costs.

The companies demonstrated their first integrated care concepts using evidence-based chronic care guidelines and the new FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) standard at the Pegaworld event.

According to Alan Trefler, founder and CEO, Pegasystems, “We’re entering a new paradigm in healthcare, one in which devices and wearables can help care teams extend their services well beyond the doctor’s office.”

“By working with Philips to leverage its deep expertise in connected health and by connecting our solutions to the HealthSuite Cloud platform, we enable new levels of collaboration across the entire health continuum to deliver differentiated personalized care that improves patient outcomes.”

Peg is tapping to the proliferation of consumer wearables and sensors, and helping to marry this with advances in connected medical devices. The company says it can now use the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) to advance care management in new ways using connected devices – from pulse oximeters and glucometers to body scales and fitness trackers – via the Philips HealthSuite Cloud platform.

“It is great to see leading companies like Pegasystems joining the growing momentum of the Philips HealthSuite Cloud platform network to enhance care beyond the hospital walls,” said Jeroen Tas, CEO, Connected Care and Health Informatics, Philips.

“The collaboration of Philips and Pega is a next step to deliver successful and efficient population health management to unify the silos of personal health and clinical data so every member of a person’s health care team can take advantage of data in the context of the patient’s broader health,” he said.

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