The benefits of adaptive intelligence for patients
People who were once tasked with tracking and managing daily, chronic symptoms alone are now empowered to better manage their own health. Innovations in this area give them a way to gather and synthesize meaningful health patterns and relevant information, supporting them through solutions that are seamlessly embedded into their environment.
Consider Philips CareSage, a predictive analytics technology that helps prevent avoidable hospital admissions and emergency room visits among the frail and elderly. It combines data from different sources, including home medical alert systems and electronic medical records.
Based on this data, Philips CareSage identifies when an individual needs assistance, and evaluates if this person is at risk for emergency transport in the upcoming 30 days. This helps reduce risk, save unnecessary costs, and support the frail and elderly in living independently.
We’ve also created DreamMapper, an app that allows people with sleep apnea to track their therapy progress.
Sleep apnea is a complex sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s upper airway becomes blocked or isn’t signaled by their brain to open and allow for normal breathing. “It makes you sleepy and there’s cardiovascular data suggesting that hypertension, diabetes, strokes, and heart attacks are more common in patients with Sleep Apnea,” says Dr. David White, a Philips Doctor. It’s not only serious, it can be especially frustrating for both the person with it and the bed partner, as it impacts everyone’s quality of sleep.
DreamMapper enables patients with sleep apnea to take an active role in their therapy. It is designed to quickly correlate data on therapy usage, mask fit, and apnoea hypopnea index (AHI) readings to help improve treatment success, as well as help users set and achieve personal therapy goals.
“If I am looking for help in managing my chronic disease, I don’t just want a device to give me insight into my health data,” adds Henk van Houten. “I want advice about what to do, and I want that advice to be tailored to my unique personality and circumstances. AI allows us to develop solutions that adapt to such needs, providing personalized coaching to help people adhere to treatment plans or live healthy lives.”
Head of Data Analytics Kacy Harding coulnd’t agree more. “Empowering people with the most relevant information to take action is the role of technology. That's what I take responsibility for as a technologist: empowering people so that they do feel like their health is in their hands, that they have control over their health journey.”
The benefits of adaptive intelligence for medical professionals
Healthcare providers, who often have too much data and too little time, can now benefit from tools that help them make sense of the data quicker. Through adaptive intelligence, they’re able to provide insights that may not be visible to the human eye, enabling first-time right diagnosis and personalized treatment, with better patient outcomes. It also makes workflows in hospitals more efficient and helps medical professionals to identify patient deterioration quicker in acute care.
In partnership with radiologists, we’ve created Philips Illumeo, an imaging and informatics technology. It uses adaptive intelligence to pull data from various hospital sources to present a holistic view of the patient and provide diagnostic tools which adapt to physician needs, offering added insights and optimizing their workflow based on their own preferences to enhance clinician confidence for every patient.
We’ve also developed Philips HeartModelA.I. and other ultrasound solutions using anatomical intelligence. Looking at a patient’s ultrasound data, it applies adaptive system intelligence using 3D anatomical models to create easier and more replicable results. This reduces exam time and improves reproducibility, which helps enhance diagnostic confidence.