Remote Patient Management Platform
In recent studies, Home Telemonitoring has been proven to reduce mortality rate and
hospitalizations for heart failure patients.1 Philips remote patient management technology
enables chronic care teams to monitor patients’ progress outside the hospital, promoting
patient self-management as well as facilitating two-way communication between patients
with chronic disease and their care providers.
Philips has developed Motiva, a new TV-based telemedicine
platform, designed to engage patients with daily, personalized
healthcare content and help care managers reach more
patients, influence long-term behavior change, and lower
healthcare costs. Winner of Frost & Sullivan’s Technology
Leadership Award and a Medical Design Excellence Award,
Philips Motiva was named one of the “Top 5 Disease
Management Ideas of 2005” by an industry panel (Disease Management Purchasing
Consortium). Philips announced U.S. commercial availability of Motiva on May 8, 2006.
Philips expects to roll out the product in select European countries later in 2006.
Motiva enables behavior change through daily, personalized interactions and engaging
content, delivered via a broadband connection to the home television. Patients receive
reminders and messages, educational videos, and feedback on their vital signs, based on a
tailored care plan defined by their caregiver at enrollment. Beyond patient compliance,
Motiva’s clinical decision support should help providers better coordinate care delivery
and offer more cost-effective patient management.
In June 2005, Philips announced positive results from a U.S. pilot of 30 heart failure
patients in New Jersey using a prior version of Motiva. The study showed:
• Broad acceptance of using a TV to exchange personalized healthcare information;
• Patients found the television interface easy-to-use;
• Patients liked getting daily feedback about their vital signs and educational videos
about how to better manage their disease;
• The doctor and nurses felt the system improved their connection with patients
and made them more aware of the patients’ health status.
Additionally, Philips announced the launch of a 12-month Motiva pilot study, led by a large Dutch
insurer, involving a randomized population of hundreds of patients from several hospitals in the
Rotterdam area. The study uses a CE-marked version of Motiva previously released in the
Netherlands, and will assess how effectively chronically ill patients can be cared for at home by a
medical call center using TV-based remote patient management technology. Preliminary trends
data are scheduled to be presented at the World Cardiology Congress Sept 2-6 in Barcelona.
Philips Motiva: Envisioned benefits for Professionals and Patients
Motiva has been designed with these goals in mind:
Greater clinical reach – Through increased frequency of daily personalized, yet
automated, patient interactions, the goal is that providers can manage a broader range
of chronic disease patients, improving efficiency while allowing caregivers to focus on
highest impact clinical interventions.
Lower healthcare costs – With a system that combines TV-based behavior change
content and remote monitoring technology, the goal is that clinicians can improve
patient compliance with their care plans, reducing the need for high-cost chronic care
and preventable hospitalizations.
User-friendly design – This broadband-enabled interactive healthcare platform uses
the television as an easy-to-use interface in the home, with the goal that patients feel
more connected to their caregivers and better able to manage their own health.
1 Cleland John GF, Balk Aggie, Janssens, Uwe, et al. Non-Invasive Home Telemonitoring for Patients with Heart Failure at High
Risk of Recurrent Admission and Death: The Trans-European Network – Home-Care Management Systems study (TEN-HMS), Journal
of the American College of Cardiology, May 17, 2005, Vol. 45, No. 10(1654-64).