Posted on February 09, 2016
Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland, has become the first one-source business model site in the nation to adopt CareSage, a predictive analytics engine from Philips Lifeline that helps to identify patients who are at risk for emergency room transport, allowing for clinicians to intervene before problems occur.
CareSage uses Philips Lifeline AutoAlert technology and a wealth of aging and health data to focus on senior patients when they return home after a hospital stay to help them remain safer at discharge, aiming to avoid hospital readmissions. Philips Lifeline is a leading medical alert service provider.
“Coming home after a hospital stay is a relief for seniors, but it also comes with a lot of risks,” said Greg Gordon, Head of Strategy, Philips Home Monitoring. “CareSage lets health care systems like Peninsula Regional Medical Center continue to monitor and care for patients, and provides the right data at the right time to enable timely interventions.”
“As we continue to work towards improving patient care, addressing the hospitalization rates of our at-risk elderly patients is a critical step,” said Chris Hall, Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. “Working with Philips to implement predictive analytics into the home monitoring services that we offer our patients will help identify those in need of early invention and improve how we deliver care so patients can stay out of the hospital and live independently.”
For more information about CareSage or the Philips Lifeline Service at PRMC, contact Bevereley Stoakley, Lifeline Manager, at 410-543-4740 or 1-800-215-1031.