Philips ups focus on critical care biz

Last Updated 27 June 2013, 18:20 IST

Philips India on Thursday announced its heightened focus on critical care market by expansion of network of hospitals connected using the IntelliSpace Consultative Critical Care (ICCC) solution.

This solution enables an intensivist at a central location to monitor patients in distant multiple Intensive Care Units (ICUs), almost in real time without compromising on quality of information available to them.

According to industry data, critical care market is worth 7 billion euro globally and is around 300 million euro and Philips sees much opportunities in the segment.
The new hospitals added to the network include Aditya Hospital (Andhra Pradesh), Sreeranga Hospital (Tamil Nadu) and Geetanjali Hospital (Tamil Nadu). These hospitals will be connected to the Chennai-based InTeleICU, which will act as the command centre monitoring the ICUs of the newly connected hospitals.

“It is a well-known fact that only the most critical patients of a hospital are housed in ICUs. Although bedside care providers are present in the ICUs, monitoring all the patients all the time, including multiple high-acuity patients, is a big challenge. This is where a solution like InteliiSpace CCC can be extremely helpful,” InTeleICU Managing Director and CEO Dr N Ramakrishnan said.

The IntelliSpace Consultative Critical Care solution, conceived and developed at Philips Innovation Campus Bangalore, and according to Philips, is an innovation that focuses on the needs of the community today.

The company also launched an innovative and advanced suite of mother and child care solutions.

Saving little lives

India loses over 3 lakh babies every year. Many of these are premature and low birth weight infants who are exposed to hypothermia – a condition where the infants’ body temperature drops below the normal temperature required for metabolism and body function.

“The Philips Efficiarange of infant Warmers and Incubators are intended to reduce infant mortality which is the need of the hour in India. Other major causes for infant mortality are neonatal jaundice and respiratory distress, which are addressed by products such as BiliChek transcutaneous bilirubinometer,BiliTx phototherapy system and NeoPAP respiratory support solution for neonates,” Philips innovation Campus Chief Executive Officer Dr Wido Menhardt said.

(Published 27 June 2013, 18:20 IST)

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