Royal Philips Lands Potential $100M VA Contract for Telehealth-Based ICU Support

Royal Philips Lands Potential $100M VA Contract for Telehealth-Based ICU Support
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Royal Philips has received a potential 10-year, $100M contract to support the Department of Veterans Affairs’ telehealth program that is meant to help veterans remotely access intensive care unit services.

The contract allows VA to utilize Philips’ tele-critical care or eICU offerings including platforms for patient monitoring, diagnostic imaging and sleep-focused technology, the company said Wednesday.

Philips’ eICU program assigns trained physicians to remotely monitor ICU patients through video and audio technologies which also allow patients’ family members to communicate with clinicians.

The eICU portfolio includes the eCareManager software, which integrates data analytics and artificial intelligence to process patient data and generate actionable insights.

According to Philips, the award builds on VA’s efforts to accommodate increased home-based appointments over the past five months due to the COVID-19 health crisis.

Vitor Rocha, chief market leader for Philips' North American arm, said the company’s goal is to provide telehealth technologies and virtual care to 3B people annually by 2030.

VA Secretary Robert Wilkie noted that the department’s partnership with Philips is “particularly critical” to providing quality healthcare access to veterans.

Philips has been working with VA and the Department of Defense for critical care programs for more than 45 years.

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