Philips Respironics today announced that its Trilogy family of portable ventilators will be activated to connect to the Care Orchestrator care management application.

Care Orchestrator is a connected health application in the homecare space that connects clinical management workflow, informatics and intelligence for providers, payers and patients within a single cloud-based platform. Once operational later in 2016, 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 Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform.

“Enabling cloud connectivity of Philips’ Trilogy ventilation line is an important step toward our larger ambition to commercialize a respiratory care management service that enables better health and better care at a lower cost,” says Eli Diacopoulos, respiratory care business leader, Philips Respironics, in a release. “Philips wants to empower the homecare community to work as one with the patient, enabling increased possibilities in remote patient monitoring and enhanced care from the hospital to the home.”

Trilogy ventilators, introduced in 2008, have continued to advance in clinical effectiveness, evolving with features focused on enhancing the patient experience, including therapy algorithms like AVAPs-AE and Mouth Piece Ventilation mode. With a focus on reducing hospitalizations and improving clinical outcomes, Philips has distributed connectivity-ready Trilogy ventilators in North America since 2015 in preparation for the Care Orchestrator launch. Homecare providers will be able to connect thousands of Trilogy ventilators already in market though a simple update once Care Orchestrator is launched later in 2016.

In addition to connecting Trilogy ventilators, Philips will also connect its EverFlo and SimplyGo oxygen concentrators, as well as the iNeb respiratory drug delivery device to Care Orchestrator.