Royal Philips and Spencer Health Solutions are to extend their collaboration by launching the Spencer® Smart Hub in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Switzerland, so chronically ill patients in these selected EU countries can benefit from the Spencer medication adherence solution which is part of a portfolio of Philips solutions to support and remotely manage elderly and patients in their homes and connect them with their care providers when needed. The smart hub has an in-home dispensing device providing pre-packaged unit dose medication, a connection to the pharmacy and an assist app which can notify family and caregivers when the patient does not take medication, and allows them to contact the patient.
Spencer’s chief executive officer, Tom Rhoads, said: “Through our partnership with Philips we can now jointly introduce our medication adherence solution into the homes of patients across Europe. This expansion builds on our existing partnership in the U.S. which benefits care providers and patients by improving medication adherence. Our digital solution, that connects patients and care providers, supports the delivery of medicine and proactive care while driving down the costs of medical complications related to non-adherence.”
“Spencer® Smart Hub launching in parts of Europe“
Derek Ross, Philips’ Business Leader Population Health Management, said: “As health systems work to better manage high risk and high-cost patient populations, medication adherence solutions can help to improve medication management and increase patient engagement. Technological solutions can help our customers to improve medication adherence of their patients and to deliver better value-based care. We are excited to bring a user-friendly and patient-centric solution for medication adherence to Europe together with Spencer Health Solutions.”