AMSTERDAM (March 4, 2016)—Philips Respironics, a business of Royal Philips, announced it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Care Orchestrator, its cloud-based clinical management software application. Care Orchestrator is a first-of-its-kind connected health technology in the homecare space that connects the portfolio of sleep and respiratory care, enabling data, clinical management workflow, informatics and intelligence for providers, payers and patients within a single platform. Care Orchestrator is built as part of Philips' HealthSuite digital platform, an open cloud-based platform of services, capabilities and tools that allows for the creation of the next generation of connected health and wellness innovations.

"With Care Orchestrator, we are offering the next generation in health care software applications and informatics, and we are expanding our legacy of solutions and vision for connected patient care," said Tim Murphy, general manager of new business solutions, Philips Respironics. "The future of sleep and respiratory home care is enabled by health tech solutions that help our customers manage growing requirements with intelligent, clinical interventions that connect all members of the care team to deliver effective patient outcomes."

Building on the success of Philips Respironics' Encore Anywhere, the patient compliance management system that has supported more than 7 million patients, Care Orchestrator will interact with Philips' sleep and respiratory devices, electronic medical records (EMRs), insurance claims and billing systems and other Philips and third-party applications on the HealthSuite digital platform. The Care Orchestrator application offers a full view of sleep and respiratory care patients and makes it easier for providers to share and exchange information, addressing some of the most critical needs for homecare providers, clinicians and patients, including:

  • Treatment adherence: The complete and robust data provided by Care Orchestrator enables providers and their care networks to efficiently communicate important information about their patients. This helps to create an adaptable treatment decision process and support better clinical outcomes.
  • Patient and provider engagement: Care Orchestrator alerts providers when treatment intervention is necessary, allowing them to focus resources on patients who most need their attention. For patients, Care Orchestrator builds on existing solutions, such as DreamMapper, to help patients become more engaged in their treatments.
  • Billing and reimbursement: With Care Orchestrator, homecare providers, health systems payers and physicians gain the benefit of a set of integrated data technologies that enable them to efficiently share information with their networks.

"Health care systems continue to seek solutions that provide a more complete view into a patient's health in a way that makes their jobs simpler while improving outcomes for patients," said Jeroen Tas, CEO, Connected Care and Health Informatics, Philips. "Care Orchestrator provides a fluid process for managing treatment plans and for engaging patients in their therapy. By adding Care Orchestrator to the Philips Health Suite digital platform, we're building on our commitment to bring innovative technology solutions into different care settings, and to provide streamlined approaches for diagnosing and treating sleep and respiratory conditions."

The Philips HealthSuite digital platform enables connected health services by securely connecting smart devices, mobile apps and clinical data to help people make more confident health- and lifestyle-related decisions. Philips' HealthSuite digital platform applications, such as Care Orchestrator, provide patients and their care providers actionable and longitudinal insights through the combination of clinical and personal health data.

Philips showcased Care Orchestrator at Medtrade Spring 2016 in Las Vegas. For more information on Philips' advanced solutions for sleep and respiratory care, follow @PhilipsResp or visit