Funding: Philips and Mayo Clinic land $16M CMS grant to improve clinical care

December 18, 2012 by MassDevice staff

The Mayo Clinic in collaboration with Philips Research North America and the U.S. Critical Illness & Injury Trials Group receive $16 million in funding from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation to improve critical care in the ICU.

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The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation awarded Philips (NYSE:PHG), the Mayo Clinic and the U.S. Critical Illness & Injury Trials Group a $16 million grant from in support of improving clinical care performance.

CMMI, a sub-group of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, handed out the funding as part of its Healthcare Innovation Awards, which seek to produce cost savings in the U.S. healthcare system by funding new developments.

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"Meaningful improvements to ICU patient care are emerging from this collaboration,"  CEO of Philips Healthcare's patient care and clinical informatics Mike Mancuso said in prepared remarks. "This technology is helping to enhance medical decision making and reduce medical errors in a sustainable way, ultimately addressing the reality of how care is delivered in an evolving health care environment."

Philips said data shows that 27% of Medicare beneficiaries face preventable treatment errors because of information overload among ICU providers.

The collaborators are creating a cloud-based clinical decision support system, which is build on Mayo Clinic's Ambient Warning & Response Evaluation application, to help prevent medical treatment, enhance patient monitoring, better implement quality metrics and reduce ICU complications and costs, according to the press release.

The system also features Philips' IntelliBridge Enterprise, a a single, standards-based point of interoperability to analyze and interpret data, which is then sent back to the facilities' care teams.