The IntelliVue GuardianSoftware app, which secured 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will help leverage the capabilities of Philips’ General Care solution that includes early warning scoring (EWS), offering advanced mobility and optimized workflows for clinicians.

The patient information and color-coded early warning scores are written on a centrally located whiteboard to notify clinicians of changes in patient status in some hospital medical-surgical units, which may lead to inefficiencies and delays in care as clinicians are not receiving important updates in real-time.

Philips IntelliVue GuardianSoftware mobile client application will allow clinicians to view patient vital signs collected through compatible devices such as the wearable biosensor, and early warning scores on their mobile devices.

The mobile app will help notify clinicians to signs of potential patient deterioration before an adverse event might occur, helping them to effectively intervene and focus on patients when needed.

It enables clinicians to view patients’ vitals and access graphical trends to track their conditions, with a real-time view of compatible devices to manage EWS vitals input.

The app helps clinicians to track the number of patients in a unit and secure automated event generated notifications, including bed exit and fall notifications, delivered directly to their mobile device.

Philips General Care Solution platform includes patient monitors, wearable biosensors and clinical decision support algorithms.

Philips monitoring and analytics business leader Felix Baader said: “Patient deterioration continues to be a major concern in hospitals – one that can be further exacerbated when the right solutions aren’t in place.

“Clinicians need data in real-time to help them identify adverse events before they occur. Philips IntelliVue GuardianSoftware is always evolving to offer clinicians an intuitive tool to optimize efficiencies and clinical resources.

“With the introduction of the IGS mobile client app, clinicians can deploy resources more efficiently, and have a deeper view into their patients’ status.”