Integrated cardiovascular care

Because every

heart is unique


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    An evolving cardiology landscape


    Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death globally and it’s on the rise. At the same time the patient population is growing, it’s also becoming more complex. More people are suffering from a range of confounding comorbidities that necessitate more personalized treatments. Combined with changing regulations and fewer resources, health systems face a significant challenge to provide high-level individualized care to complex heart disease patients without incurring incremental risks or costs.

    Find out how Philips can help you navigate the evolving cardiology landscape.  
    zamorano video
    Dr. José Luis Zamorano, Professor of Medicine, Head of Cardiology, University Hospital Ramón y Cajal Carretera de Colmenar, discusses the importance of a healthy lifestyle in improving the prognosis of heart disease and the need to transition from a reactive care protocol to preventative care that starts in the home, schools and community.

    A call for clinical and operational improvements in cardiovascular care

    17.5 million deaths from CVDs worldwide1

    $3.8 billion –cost of readmissions for high-volume CVD conditions in the US alone2

    23.5% readmissions rate for CHF, the highest of all high-volume conditions2

    77% of AMI patients have one or more comorbidity3

    74% CHF patients have one or more comorbidity4

    A path to personalized, predictive and empowered heart care across the health continuum

    Balancing the need to provide preventive care while treating patients currently suffering from cardiac disease creates competing priorities with the exact same goal — to provide more effective, more efficient care and improve patient engagement and experience.

    Five clinical focus areas that are critical to advancing cardiology care

    Early heart failure decompensation detection
    The ability to detect, alarm and track key measurements that predict risk for decompensation and adjust care accordingly.

    Bring triage to the afflicted
    Advanced detection, diagnosis and decision making at the event enabled by improved integration, coordination and information sharing between EMS and ED to reduce first medical contact to intervention time.

    Proactive pathways for high risk patients
    Self-monitoring solutions for at-risk cardiac disease populations that measure, monitor and motivate patients to make lifestyle choices for better health.

    Care coordination in post-discharge
    The ability to provide post-discharge coordinated care to support patients at home and reduce readmissions.

    Integrated, total procedure solutions
    Managed services and patient-centric solutions that integrate across clinical disciplines to increase operational and clinical efficiency while lowering costs.

    Confront the challenges of changing, complex cardiovascular patients

    Self-monitoring, CVD prevention and screening solutions — combined with tools that make real-time diagnosis easier and individualized treatment possible — can allow patients to be more active in their care plan and clinical teams more efficient and effective throughout the care journey.

    Using advanced technologies and information management systems enables you to streamline workflows; adopt new techniques, processes and procedures faster; and leverage rich clinical data to elevate care and the patient experience for those suffering from acute, critical and chronic cardiac conditions.

    confronting challenges
    Efficient, individualized care
    Find the quickest path to targeted treatment by accurately defining multi-disease states using data-driven clinical insights.
    Case study: A solution for structural heart disease interventions
    Enhanced patient and care team satisfaction
    Leverage the latest innovations in clinical decision support, collaboration tools and informatics to more-effectively manage resources.
    Video library:
    Optimizing patient care with the right information at the right time
    Helping chronic patients stay healthier and out of the hospital
    Optimize care and reduce costs for patients with congestive heart failure through integrated, comprehensive programs that include continuous  monitoring  and education.
    Case study:
    The Path to Long-Term Heart Failure Care
    Coordinated, cost-effective care delivery
    Extend your reach with continuous care delivery models that connect people, technologies and care protocols across your enterprise.
    Case study: Kansas community realizes improved outcomes and reduced costs5
    Easier transitions to new procedures, techniques and processes
    Build clinical and operational expertise quickly using flexible platforms and business models that help ease the adoption of new equipment and infrastructure.
    Customer testimonial:
    Heart and Vascular Institute at Ahuja Medical Center

    Our mission in heart health

    Every heart is unique, which is why we’re focused on looking beyond individual solutions and advancing cardiology through a holistic, continuous health approach that enables personalized heart care at scale, improves patient experience and lowers cost.

    We’ll continue to stretch convention, innovate and bring new cardiovascular solutions to providers and patients around the world because we believe there is always a way to make life better.

    Cardiology products across the care continuum

    From prevention and diagnosis through treatment and post-discharge care coordination, Philips offers a comprehensive range of cardiology technology, workflow solutions and services that enable connected care across the health continuum.


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    2. Kathryn Fingar, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Raynard Washington, Ph.D. Trends in Hospital Readmissions for Four High-Volume Conditions, 2009-2013. AHRQ, HCUP data. Nov 2015
    3. McManus DD, et al. Multiple cardiovascular comorbidities and acute myocardial infarction: temporal trends (1990–2007) and impact on death rates at 30 days and 1 year. Clin Epidemiol. 2012; 4: 115–123.  
    4. Vincent M. van Deursen, et al. Co-morbidities in patients with heart failure: an analysis of the European Heart Failure Pilot Survey. European Journal of Heart Failure. January 2014: 16(1): 103-11.
    5. Ryan Spaulding, PhD, Medicaid HCBS/FE Home Telehealth Pilot, Center for Telemedicine & Telehealth  University of Kansas Medical Center  November 30, 2010
    6. Abella, BS, Sandbo N, Vassilatos P, et al. Chest Compression Rates During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation are Suboptimal – A Prospective Study During In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Circulation. 2005;111:428-434.

    7. Abella, BS, Alvarado JP, Myklebust H, et al. Quality of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation During In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest.
JAMA. 2005;293(3):305-310.
    8. Bashshur RL, et al. The Empirical Foundations of Telemedicine Interventions for Chronic Disease Management. Telemed and e-Health. 2014 Sept; 20(9):769-800.