Henry Ford Health System in Detroit recently signed an agreement with Philips to purchase the company’s CareSage predictive analytics engine.
Seven other U.S. health systems had previously signed agreements with Philips in the past six months to serve 6,500 elderly patients per month: Roper St. Francis in South Carolina, Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Maryland, Carondelet Home Care in Kansas and Missouri, Delmar Gardens Home Care in Missouri and Presence Care @ Home in Illinois.
Philips launched CareSage last August as a way to monitor and care for elderly patients. The tool analyzes data from healthcare providers and the Philips Lifeline’s auto alert technology to identify patients who may be at risk for severe health issues and need an emergency transport in the next 30 days.
CareSage is built on Philips’ cloud-based HealthSuite digital platform.