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US FDA approves Philips connected sleep and respiratory care application

Steve Rogerson
March 15, 2016:
Dutch company Philips has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for Care Orchestrator, its cloud-based clinical management software application. Care Orchestrator is homecare health technology that connects sleep and respiratory care enabling data, clinical management workflow, informatics and intelligence for providers and patients in one platform.
It is built as part of Philips’ Health Suite digital platform, an open cloud-based platform of services, capabilities and tools that allows for the creation of connected health and wellness innovations.
"With Care Orchestrator, we are offering the next generation in healthcare software applications and informatics, and are expanding our strong legacy of solutions and vision for connected patient care," said Tim Murphy, general manager at Philips Respironics. "The future of sleep and respiratory home care is enabled by health tech solutions that help our customers manage growing requirements with intelligent, clinical interventions that connect all members of the care team to deliver effective patient outcomes."
Building on the success of Philips Respironics’ Encore Anywhere, a patient compliance management system that has supported over seven million patients, Care Orchestrator will interact with Philips' sleep and respiratory devices, electronic medical records (EMRs), insurance claims and billing systems and other Philips and third party applications on the Health Suite digital platform.
The Care Orchestrator application provides a full view of sleep and respiratory care patients and makes it easier for providers to share and exchange information, addressing some of the most critical needs for homecare providers, clinicians and patients, including:

  • Treatment adherence: The complete and robust data provided by Care Orchestrator enable providers and their care networks to communicate important information about their patients. This helps create an adaptable treatment decision process and support better clinical outcomes.
  • Patient and provider engagement: Care Orchestrator alerts providers when treatment intervention is necessary, allowing them to focus resources on patients who most need their attention. For patients, Care Orchestrator builds on existing products, such as DreamMapper, to help patients become more engaged in their treatment.
  • Billing and reimbursement: With Care Orchestrator, homecare providers, health systems and physicians gain the benefit of a set of integrated data technologies that enable them to share information with their networks.
"Health care systems continue to seek solutions that provide a more complete view into a patient's health in a way that makes their jobs simpler while improving outcomes for patients," said Jeroen Tas, CEO of Philips’ connected car and health informatics group. "Care Orchestrator provides a fluid process for managing treatment plans and for engaging patients in their own therapy. By adding Care Orchestrator to the Philips Health Suite digital platform, we're building on our commitment to bring innovative technology into different care settings, and to provide streamlined approaches for diagnosing and treating sleep and respiratory conditions."
The Health Suite digital platform enables connected health services by securely connecting smart devices, mobile apps and clinical data to help people make more confident health and lifestyle-related decisions. Applications, such as Care Orchestrator, provide patients and their care providers actionable and longitudinal insights through the combination of clinical and personal health data.