Philips connects care for Humana

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

AMSTERDAM – Royal Philips is collaborating with Humana to improve care and health outcomes for select high-risk Medicare Advantage members. Humana has implemented two programs that leverage Philips’ medical alert services and remote member monitoring solutions. “Our goal is to continue to find ways to help our Medicare Advantage members stay longer and safer in their homes,” said Susan Diamond, president of Humana’s Home Business Segment. “We believe our work with Philips will help offer our members and their caregivers more in-home support and help them stay engaged and focused on prevention.” Humana is identifying members who are at-risk and offering them Philips Lifeline medical alert services, including AutoAlert, Lifeline’s fall detection technology, supported by Philips’ CareSage predictive analytics. The insurer has also deployed Philips’ remote member monitoring solutions and its connected measurement devices to select congestive heart failure members, allowing care managers to monitor and understand meaningful changes in a member’s condition. “Forward-thinking companies like Humana are realizing how deploying population health management can enable the industry to influence high-risk, high-cost populations at scale to help them lead healthier lives,” said Carla Kriwet, chief business leader, Connected Care, Philips. “As the industry moves beyond traditional care delivery in the hospital to health delivery that starts and ends in the home, Philips’ population health management solutions can enable strong collaboration between care recipients, providers and payers, connecting care and empowering patients.”