Philips has recently introduced an integrated multi-component solution, VitalMinds, a non-pharmacological approach that will help reduce delirium in the intensive care unit (ICU). Delirium, a serious disturbance in mental abilities that may lead to confused thinking and reduced awareness of the environment occurs in 30 percent to 80 percent of all ICU patients. VitalSky, which is a personalized light-therapy system, is a major component of the approach developed for clinical use in the ICU.
Recently, the company secured CE mark approval for VitalSky system. VitalSky light-therapy system offers a circadian-effective program to support the sleep-wake rhythm of patients. The program is said to simulate the natural progression of daylight using a spectrum of glare-free white light provided by a large luminous LED ceiling. The light conditions can be personalized as per the requirements of the individual patient. The system’s features comprise of additional option of playing calming nature scenes in full-color, soft-focus video, and the future enablement of cognitive training. Via portable user interface, various programs and settings can be selected and adjusted quickly and easily.
Separately, the company has also launched IntelliSpace radiation oncology, an intelligent patient-management solution designed to manage complexity, improve efficiency, and achieve operational excellence in radiotherapy departments. In addition, the company has introduced radiation oncology practice management, which is a consultancy service that helps radiotherapy departments to identify and act on data-driven insights achieve operational excellence.