The second Healthcare Innovation Expo will feature the latest solutions and systems that are helping healthcare professionals around the world provide better quality care at home for patients with chronic diseases and to help those patients improve the self management of their condition.

Visitors to the EXPO will have the opportunity to see these solutions in action and to talk to experts about how they might work in their part of the NHS.

Philips Healthcare, an exhibitor at the EXPO, will be demonstrating its Motiva interactive healthcare platform that connects patients with chronic conditions such as heart failure, diabetes and COPD to their healthcare team via their television and a broadband connection. Motiva provides automated vital signs monitoring and supports behaviour change to encourage improved patient compliance with medication, diet and exercise for example. In addition it provides educational information through user-friendly technology to help patients gain a better understanding of their illness and take greater control of their lifestyle.

 All members of the healthcare team can access Motiva’s clinical application to review the patient’s care plan and vital sign measurements. A single care manager can monitor the health status of multiple patients, and is alerted if any responses indicate a need for follow-up or urgent intervention.

Remote patient healthcare solutions, like Motiva, not only deliver better patient health through improved outcomes and enhanced quality of life, they also lower healthcare costs with the remote monitoring leading to fewer hospital admissions and shorter hospital stays. A recent study undertaken with patients coping with severe heart failure  who were using Motiva, showed a 67.8% reduction in hospitalizations during the period of the study. 

The EXPO, which is the largest public sector health and social care event in Europe, provides an unparalleled opportunity for businesses to interact directly with key health and social care professionals including decision makers as well as those who directly provide patient and community-based care. It is also a vital forum for social care professionals to link up with healthcare experts and explore opportunities for innovative changes in the approach to long-term care and the management of patients with chronic conditions