– Philips launches Sentry Score, a predictive algorithm for the intensive care unit (ICU) that shows a patient’s probability of receiving an intervention within 60 minutes.
– The proprietary predictive algorithm enhances Centralized Virtual Clinical Operations to provide decision support and intervention for ICU patients.
– Sentry Score provides clinicians in the tele-ICU with a more comprehensive view of the patient, allowing them to coordinate assessments and recommended actions with the bedside care team in an efficient, less disruptive way.
Philips, today announced the launch of Sentry Score, the newest addition to the suite of Clinical Performance Applications in the Philips eCareManager enterprise telehealth software platform. Sentry Score is a proprietary predictive algorithm for the adult intensive care unit (ICU) that shows a patient’s probability of receiving an intervention within 60 minutes.
Sentry Score: Enhancing Centralized Virtual Clinical Operations With Decision Support & Intervention ICU Patients
In the ICU, communication continues to be a problem due to the influx of patients, data, device alarms and handoffs between clinicians, contributing to nearly 70% of adverse medical events, with 75% of adverse events leading to patient death. Part of the Philips eCareManager telehealth platform, Sentry Score develops a patient risk prediction that is continuously updated as new vital sign data are received, providing a comprehensive view of insights into the patients’ trajectory, which can potentially provide the opportunity for earlier intervention. In an effort to address these patient safety concerns, Sentry Score coordinates assessments and recommended actions with the bedside care team in an efficient, less disruptive way.
Predictive Algorithm Developed As Regression Machine Learning Model
This proprietary algorithm was developed as a regression machine learning model using patterns of vital sign data from Philips eICU Research Institute (eRI) associated with clinical interventions. Sentry Score has been co-developed in collaboration with current Philips eICU Program care customers who are part of the largest Tele-Critical Care network of leading academic medical centers and integrated delivery networks (IDNs) across the US.
Philips is among the top three companies in the world in terms of AI-related patents applications in healthcare. With its predictive capabilities, Sentry Score is the latest example, enhancing Philips’ eCareManager acute care telehealth platform by prioritizing active patient deterioration and providing the probability of a cardiopulmonary intervention over time.
Adding Sentry Score to the Philips Suite of Acute Care performance applications builds upon currently available algorithms that target early deterioration detection, patient discharge readiness scoring, clinician workflow productivity, and acuity-based population health prioritization. Through these risk scores, Philips’ comprehensive solutions, like eCareManager, provide clinicians in the tele-ICU with a more comprehensive view of the patient, allowing them to coordinate assessments and recommended actions with the bedside care team in an efficient, less disruptive way.
What The Algorithm Means for Improving Timely Patient Interventions
“With so many hands involved in the delivery of patient care, it can be incredibly challenging for clinicians to provide proactive care and spot patient deterioration before issues arise across various care settings,” said Dr. Carla Kriwet, Chief Business Leader of Connected Care at Philips. “This specifically holds true in the ICU, where care teams are getting larger, patient acuity is rising, and communication is more difficult. Solutions with predictive algorithms like Sentry Score provide clinicians with a more comprehensive view of the patient’s status. This allows for timely intervention from clinicians on the floor, as well as tele-ICU clinicians to directly communicate with the bedside clinical team ahead of time, to ultimately intervene earlier.”
Sentry Score Availability
Philips eCareManager, including Sentry Score, is currently available in the U.S. and is being deployed across U.S.-based IDNs, showing momentum and adoption of the benefits this telehealth solution delivers.