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Capsule Surveillance helps detect the onset of emergent, potentially actionable conditions early and inform the care team

  • Supports the entire care team with actionable insights
  • Enables improved staff efficiency and satisfaction
  • Aligns alert notifications to clinical practice and patient care guidelines
  • Smart Rules are specifically configured to alert upon detecting emergent, clinically actionable patient events
  • Enables technology convergence and reduces hospital IT infrastructure complexity
  • Integrates into existing workflow and virtual care tools, such as Philips eCareManager and Epic Monitor

Latest release of Philips Capsule Surveillance receives FDA clearance

Supporting multiple clinical use cases


Anywhere access

Live, streaming patient data is available via virtually any browser-based device, to see multiple patients – with deep dive capability to see waveforms, trends, events, history, device settings, and more. The Capsule Surveillance workstation view provides an alert list across multiple patients ordered by priority.


Mobile notifications

Integrating with smart phones, pagers, and VOIP phones, Capsule Surveillance supports the escalation of the Capsule smart notifications and source medical device alarms using IHE ACM/WCTP Interface (XML or Text).


Virtual ICU/telehealth

Capsule Surveillance helps to provide remote clinical oversight, based on live-streaming data with condition-specific, potentially clinically actionable alerts and vendor-neutral aggregated viewing of clinical data directly from devices, including waveforms and settings.


Specialty-focused care

Capsule Surveillance can utilize parameters and waveforms from ventilators, ECMO, CRRT, IABP and other devices. Capsule Surveillance can be tailored to help you watch for emergent and potentially actionable events that are most relevant for your patient population.

The need for solutions that alert clinicians to emergent, clinically actionable events is increasing due to the rising acuity level of patients throughout the hospital, and the continuing shortage of nurses, respiratory therapists and other care providers.

Surveillance – a distinct process in patient care

Clinical surveillance involves the analysis of live-streaming clinical data from all patient devices using condition-specific algorithms.

  • Potentially detects early signs of change on a condition-specific event for rapid, appropriate intervention
  • Integrates into existing workflow and virtual care tools, such as Philips eCareManager and Epic Monitor

Clinical Surveillance is designed to:

  • Support the entire care team with actionable insights
  • Enable improved staff efficiency and satisfaction
  • Align alert notifications to clinical practice and patient care guidelines
  • Support improvements in caregiver safety and conservation of personal protective equipment in infectious disease care
  • Enable technology convergence and reduce hospital IT infrastructure complexity

Applying Smart Rules analysis to live-streaming data aids early detection of potentially emergent clinically actionable events

As part of implementation, Capsule specialists can work with clinical staff to configure Smart Rules for the facility and specific care areas. Capsule Surveillance allows for rules customization aligned with clinician preferences and practices. Certain Capsule Smart Rules support established, published clinical practice guidelines.

Through Smart Rules, Capsule Surveillance performs a multi-variable assessment of a patient and notifies caregivers with smart alerts when the patient’s condition shows signs of deterioration that can potentially lead to emergent events. Through smart alert distribution to the assigned care team members’ mobile devices or other remote screens, these notifications are made available to caregivers on the go or those who provide additional oversight, such as in an eICU or virtual care setting.

Philips Clinical Surveillance Overview
Use Case: Respiratory Depression Smart Alert in General Care
Use Case: Tachyarrhythmia Smart Alert in Telemetry-CMU
Use Case: Pulmonary Smart Alert for a Ventilated Intensive Care Patient
Philips Clinical Surveillance Summary

Capsule Surveillance subscription license enables…

  • Live-streaming data from medical devices connected to Capsule MDIP.
  • Capsule Smart Rules used to create alerts notifying of clinically actionable patient events.
  • Reporting and analytics to review results and support system optimization.
  • Configurable views of live medical device data (via secure web-browser) to support unique workflows.
  • Routing of condition-specific smart alerts to assigned clinicians, escalating as needed.

Capsule Surveillance brochure


Capsule Ventilated Patient Surveillance product brief


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