Philips Consumer Healthcare Solutions and Misys have announced that they, "intend to to develop an integrated software platform that enables homecare
agencies to provide high quality care to chronically ill patients,
while benefiting from operational efficiencies in monitoring and
managing their patients health status." (Philips press release) The collaboration will be non-exclusive.
Targeting the home health care agency market, they plan to offer deeper integration of vital signs data and health status
information into the patient record, providing a more comprehensive
clinical review application than is currently available from telehealth
Obviously these guys don't doubt the value of remote patient monitoring, regardless of the inconclusive results of past randomized controlled trials of the technology with chronically ill patients.
Pictured right is a Philips customer being monitored at home.