Philips IntelliVue Information Center iX Streamlines and Optimizes Central Monitoring

Royal Philips ElectronicsRoyal Philips Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) has announced the release of the Philips IntelliVue Information Center iX (PIIC iX), a powerful patient monitoring platform designed to meet the demands of today's complex hospital environment. PIIC iX supports care quality initiatives with personalized and consolidated views and clinical decision support (CDS) tools to help clinicians clearly see patient status and changes in a patient's condition. PIIC iX advances hospital mobility and workflow efforts by offering the ability to remotely view trends via web or iPad®, enabling physicians to stay abreast of patients' conditions from remote locations. The solution also provides actionable insights which can lead to streamlined clinical workflow and enhanced patient care, while supporting IT standards.

"PIIC iX brings together data from various IntelliVue patient monitors and devices into streamlined clinical views, delivering more information in a more intuitive way where and when the clinician needs it," said Lori Lazzara, general manager, Patient Monitoring Systems, for Philips Healthcare. "The result is simplified clinical workflows which can help optimize scarce resources in challenging processes such as patient transport."

PIIC iX specifically focuses on helping health care professionals make more rapid, well-informed decisions. Facilitating early identification and treatment of STEMI, a certain type of heart attack, can help save and improve patient lives. Philips' exclusive CDS tool, the STEMI Limit Map, can help clinicians to quickly detect at risk patients and is consistent with American Heart Association's (AHA/ACC) recommendations for Acute Coronary Syndrome.

The Alarm Audit Log enables hospitals to analyze alarm data in order to optimize alarm limits and reduce clinically non-actionable (aka "nuisance") alarms. Philips also recently introduced Alarm Assessment and Evaluation consulting servicesto review and address nursing workflow in order to optimize the implementation of new systems in the most productive way possible, providing a total solutions approach in aiding hospitals as they address the issue of alarm fatigue.

"PIIC iX helps address the important area of alarm fatigue by supporting hospital research on alarm management and sentinel events," said Lazzara.

The PIIC iX solution meets hospital IT demands for secure, standards-based, interoperable technology that easily integrates into its existing IT infrastructure, while interfacing with electronic medical records (EMRs). The solution enables hospitals to leverage existing hardware and networking investments. Exclusive VMware Ready™ certification means that the PIIC iX server can interoperate with a virtual infrastructure and has met VMware integration and interoperability standards. VMware Ready™ server virtualization helps IT departments maintain high availability, reduce clinical downtime and control costs.

About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through meaningful innovation. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of "sense and simplicity". Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 122,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 22.6 billion in 2011, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare.