Royal Philips Electronics acquired substantially all of the assets of medSage Technologies LLC, a provider of patient interaction and management applications. The acquisition will allow Philips to offer a Web-based solution that enables home care providers to manage ongoing compliance and replenishment services for individuals under treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), diabetes, respiratory, and other conditions.

“We believe the need to manage chronic diseases by an aging population, coupled with health economics, will continue to drive a greater need for health care delivery at home,” said Steve Rusckowski, CEO of Philips Healthcare. “This acquisition is fully aligned to our strategy of providing home care providers with new opportunities to enhance their service offerings with an effective and cost-efficient application.”

MedSage Technologies has developed a novel voice and e-mail application that home care providers can use to interact with patients. In alignment with insurance provider guidelines, the solution enables customization of the contact and replenishment activities to address a diverse set of patient needs.