Today Philips and Dutch Radboud university medical center launched a diabetes prototype app with integrated online community to empower patients and enhance continuity of care. The online community will connect people living with Type 1 diabetes and clinicians which allow them to share individuals’ personal health data and clinical health data from electronic medical records in a secure environment. This is also the first real-world implementation of the Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform – Virtual Health Record initiative for a clinical situation.
Philips Diabetes Prototype App Details
In its first phase, both organizations will focus on patients living with diabetes type 1. The system, consisting of a mobile patient app and online community, will collect and connect data from electronic medical records, multiple personal health devices – including wireless glucose meters and activity monitors – and patient self-reported data. Via a smartphone or tablet, the app gives patients continuous access to important parameters such as blood glucose levels, insulin use, and nutrition and provides coaching guidance at home and on the go.
The secure online community is where enrolled patients and healthcare professionals can interact via private messaging or shared posts within a healthcare organization’s clinical guidelines. In this way, patients can get feedback from their care team using the combined data and can easily share experiences with fellow patients, clinicians and caregivers.
The collaborative prototype development among Philips, Radboudumc and Salesforce is available in pilot release by the end of year, with plans to introduce similar connected care solutions addressing other chronic conditions.