Philips, Radboudumc and Salesforce unveil diabetes prototype app

Philips diabetes app

Royal Philips and Netherlands-based Radboud university medical center (Radboudumc) introduced a connected digital health prototype that enables diabetics and their health care providers to make better care decisions while managing the complexity of diabetes self-care. In its first phase, the solution will focus on patients living with diabetes type 1.

Using mobile app, patients can track blood glucose levels, insulin use, nutrition, physical activity, mood and stress, and get data-driven feedback and coaching guidance.The system, consisting of a mobile app for patients and online community, is said to be the first to collect and connect data from electronic medical records, multiple personal health devices (i.e. glucose meters and activity monitors) and patient self-reported data. Using the app, patients get continuous access to all the important parameters such as blood glucose levels, insulin use, and nutrition, along with coaching guidance. The mentioned community, on the other hand, is designed as a virtual meeting place for patients and healthcare professionals, allowing them to interact via private messaging or shared posts.

The prototype solution was co-developed by Philips, Radboudumc and Salesforce, and will be available in pilot release by the end of year, with plans to introduce similar connected care solutions addressing other chronic conditions.

“There is a growing need for solutions that enhance self-management and continuity of care for those with chronic conditions such as diabetes to reduce health deterioration, re-admissions and mortality rates,” said Jeroen Tas, CEO Healthcare Informatics Solutions and Services, Philips. “This system has been designed by patients for patients and is enabling fully integrated health management and care delivery in a new, connected, efficient and highly patient-centric way.”