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Philips and Radboud university medical center debut wearable diagnostic prototype for chronic illness at Dreamforce 2014 event

October 13, 2014 – 7:00 am | Edit Post

ANDOVER, Mass. and SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Today at the Dreamforce 2014 conference in San Francisco, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA) and Nijmegen NL-based Radboud university medical center (Radboudumc) announced the debut of a prototype to support patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The launch marks the start of joint explorations between Philips and Radboudumc to apply mobile, digital and cloud technologies to improve patient outcomes, care coordination and patient empowerment across the health continuum.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 117 million Americans, or nearly one-half of the US adult population, have at least one chronic condition, and one in four adults has two or more.  The CDC estimates that caring for patients with chronic conditions accounts for 70% of the annual health care spend in the U.S.  In a study released by The World Economic Forum, the global economic impact of the five leading non-communicable diseases – cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, cancer, diabetes and mental ill-health – could total $47 trillion over the next 20 years.

Management of COPD is challenging and often costly, as the progressive nature of the disease leads many patients to require complicated therapies and frequent hospital readmissions. At the same time, consumers are increasingly looking for new ways to take control of their personal health in order to live healthier and better lives.

“Unlike other wearable solutions recently introduced to the market, this prototype collects more than just wellness data from otherwise healthy people,” said Jeroen Tas, CEO, Healthcare Informatics Solutions and Services, Philips. “We are demonstrating the power of harnessing both clinical and personal health information to better manage chronic disease patients across the health continuum, from healthy living, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, recovery and home care.”

How it works

The wearable diagnostic prototype for COPD patients feeds data collected from patients at home to clinicians through the Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform to two clinical applications currently available on the cloud-based platform – eCareCompanion and eCareCoordinator – which both recently received FDA 510(k) clearance. Once a COPD patient has left the hospital, a wearable diagnostic prototype collects data day and night – including physical activity/inactivity, respiratory indicator, heart rhythm and heart rate variability. That data is then sent via the cloud to the Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform, where it is shared with the appropriate care providers via the eCareCoordinator application, presenting a more complete view of the patient’s illness.

“Together with Philips, we are exploring and developing tools to enable patients to be true partners in their own health care, including Hereismydata™ and thus creating a digital platform for patients to collect data from EMRs as well as personal wearable technology,” said Lucien Engelen, director REshape Innovation Center at Radboud university medical center. “Our collaboration with Philips creates the scale needed for a globalizing sustainable healthcare approach.”

Radboudumc is considered to be one of the most innovative medical centers in Europe focused on digital solutions to enable patient centric care. The innovation center at Radboudumc, part of the network of Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine track in Silicon Valley, is at the forefront of the convergence of technology and patient empowerment, both inside and outside the hospital.  

As part of Philips vision for the HealthSuite Digital Platform, the company is working to create a suite of open application programming interfaces (APIs) that can be used by developers to create innovative applications for hospitals and health systems. Visitors to the Philips booth in the Salesforce Customer Showcase at Dreamforce can sign up to learn more about this Developers Toolkit, expected to be available in early 2015.

Members of the press and conference attendees can learn more about the Philips-Radboudumc  innovative COPD prototype at the Dreamforce 2014 conference in San Francisco from October 13-16: Demos will be shown at the Dreamforce Industry Health and Life Sciences Showcase (Moscone South/Gateway) and the Customer Showcase areas (Moscone West).

For updates on further platform developments, visit www.philips.com/dreamforce and follow the #DF14 conversation at @PhilipsHealth.

For further information, please contact:

Kathy O’ReillyPhilips(o) 978-659-2638 (mobile) 978-221-8919Kathy.oreilly@philips.comTwitter: @kathyoreilly

Sabine van DeursenPhilips+31 6 15043894Sabine.van.deursen@philips.comTwitter: @sabinevdeursen

Viola PeulenRadboudumc+31 24 3668799 (mobile) +31 6 55346484Viola.peulen@radboudumc.nl

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About Royal Philips:Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2013 sales of EUR 23.3 billion and employs approximately 112,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

About Radboud university medical centerRadboud university medical center is an institute for patient care, research and education & training, located in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Our mission is to have a significant impact on healthcare. We aim to be a frontrunner in the development of innovative, sustainable and affordable healthcare. By offering excellent quality, participatory and personalized healthcare, operational excellence and sustainable networks. Our almost 10,000 employees and over 3,000 students do their utmost every day to make a positive contribution to the future of healthcare and medical sciences.



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CytRx Corporation Launches Discovery Laboratory To Develop Albumin-Binding Anti-Cancer Drug Platform

October 13, 2014 – 5:00 am | Edit Post

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –CytRx Corporation (NASDAQ: CYTR), a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in oncology, today announced that it has commenced operations at its new discovery laboratory, located in Freiburg, Germany. The new laboratory will conduct discovery…

Analysts: Harvoni News Nothing But Upside For Gilead Sciences, Inc.

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Biocept, Inc. And Rosetta Genomics Ltd. Collaborate To Evaluate Micrornas From Circulating Tumor Cells

October 13, 2014 – 5:00 am | Edit Post

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October 13, 2014 – 5:00 am | Edit Post

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October 13, 2014 – 5:00 am | Edit Post

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Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Closing Of Financing

October 13, 2014 – 5:00 am | Edit Post

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYTX) announced today that it has completed the previously announced sale of shares of its Series A 3.6% convertible preferred stock pursuant to a registered direct offering representing gross proceeds of approximately $13.5 million. The preferred stock is convertible into shares of Cytoris common stock at the option of the investors at…