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Automatically collect vital signs from your patients

Generally, when patients are moved from the ICU to a general ward, nurses monitor vital signs two-or-three times a day. If the patient needs to be continuously monitored after discharge, Healthdot is a hassle-free solution not requiring actions by the patient such as remembering passwords or charging the device.

Philips Helathdot is one of the world's first CE-certified biosensors measuring the heart and respiratory rates without the patient requiring any hub or mobile phone. By linking Healthdot to a clinical information system, such as Philips IntelliVue Guardian Software, healthcare professionals can check vital signs and monitor their patients inside and outside the hospital.1 Thus, supporting healthcare professionals in their decision-making.

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Respiration rate ±1 rpm heart rate +/- 3%of range

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14 days of wear time and data collection

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Simplified connectivity

By placing LoRa gateways

Early detection is vital


Is the time in which signs of deterioration can often be detected before an adverse event but is only <15 minutes before an adverse event when most patients are identified2

Respiratory rate: often one of the key early indicators of patient deterioration

Respiratory rate is a crucial predictive parameter and one of the most significant for measuring potential complications for low acuity patients.7

And yet, it is often measured inconsistently.

A recent survey of general care nurses revealed manual measurement of respiratory rates can present challenges for care providers in detecting patient deterioration:

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of the time oxygen saturation is relied to evaluate respiratory dysfunction3

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of respondents perceived blood pressure change to be the first indicator of deterioration4

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of the times the respiratory rate was the only parameter recorded5

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of respondents indicated that they make quick estimates of the respiratory rate6

How Healthdot works

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A Healthdot is placed on the patient's lower left rib in the care facility

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The healthcare provider can monitor the patient at home1

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The patient is requested to return to the hospital for further treatment if needed

Why Healthdot?

Patient experience

An improved patient experience by allowing them to potentially be discharged earlier and continue their recovery from the comfort of their homes1

Data collection

Healthdot's automatic and continuous data collecting and monitoring can reduce the time of manually spot checks by collecting automatically the patient's RR and HR, diminish the pressure on staff and help healthcare providers detect complications earlier.

Healthcare costs

Lower your healthcare costs by potentially reducing the patient's length of stay and its associated costs.

Reduced complexity

Reduced complexity.
One sensor for monitoring different care pathways inside and outside the care facility.1

Cases in which Philips Healthdot might help healthcare professionals

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Philips Healthdot is intended to be used when the heart or respiratory rate monitoring is required. It can be used in hospital, out-of-hospital1 or for transitional care from hospital to home (not acute or chronic care) for non-critical patients in recovery. Some examples are following abdominal or bariatric surgery, or following treatment of COVID-19, urine traction infection or pneumonia.

Frequently asked questions

Is the data transferred from the Healthdot to my hospital safe?

We use the Philips HSDP cloud environment. Contact us for more information or request our data security white paper.

What evidence points for accuracy do you have?

Please refer to our datasheet for more information on our evidence points for accuracy. Please get in touch with us for more information and our latest whitepaper on thistopic.

In which market is Healthdot available?

Healthdot is available in selected markets. For more information, please get in touch with us.

To which systems can Healthdot connect?

Currently, Healthdot integrates with Philips Guardian and Philips Engage. For more information or questions about this topic, please get in touch with us.

Studies & References

1. In countries where Healthdot is released, out-of-hospital monitoring can be enabled by placing LoRa gateways in the out-of-hospital location, for example, in a skilled nursing facility (SNF).For now, home monitoring is available only in The Netherlands, where there is a Healthdot-compatible LoRa network. For home monitoring release dates in other countries, please contact us.

2. Hillman K, Chen J, Cretikos M, et al. MERIT study investigators Introduction of the medical emergency team (MET) system: a cluster-randomised controlled trial. Lancet.2005;365(9477):2091–2097

3.Mok, W et al. Attitudes towards vital signs monitoring in the detection of clinical deterioration: scale develop

4. MOK et al. above

5. Hogan, J. Respiratory assessment. Why don’t nurses monitor the respiratory rates of patients? British Journal of Nursing, 15(9) 489–4926.

6.MOK et al. above

7.Curry JP, et al. A critical assessment of monitoring practices, patient deterioration, and alarm fatigue on inpatient wards: a review. Patient Safety in Surgery. 2014;8:29

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