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Philips-commissioned Future Health Index outlines journey to value-based healthcare

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This year’s FHI analyzes the primary research and third party data from across 16 countries, representing about half of the world’s population. The 2018 FHI introduces the Value Measure, a new indicator of the value delivered by healthcare systems of developed and developing markets. Combining criteria associated with value-based healthcare and access to care, the Value Measure provides a benchmark against which a system’s progress towards efficient and effective healthcare can be evaluated. The report also includes the input from global health... Read More »

Apple opens Health Records API to developers

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Today Apple delivered a Health Records API for developers and researchers to create an ecosystem of apps that use health record data to better manage medications, nutrition plans, diagnosed diseases and more. The Health Records feature allows patients of more than 500 hospitals and clinics to access medical information from various institutions organized into one view on their iPhone. For the first time, consumers will be able to share medical records from multiple hospitals with their favorite trusted apps, helping them improve their overall h... Read More »

Philips wins two awards at EUREKA Innovation Days for its impact on minimally invasive surgery

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The Philips-led MEDIATE project has won the prestigious 2018 EUREKA Innovation Award in the category ‘Innovations of Tomorrow’. In addition, the MEDIATE project led to a follow-up ITEA project called BENEFIT, received the 2018 ITEA Award of Excellence. Both awards were presented during the ITEA Event 2018, part of the EUREKA Innovation Days. We are very proud to receive these awards for the work we have carried out with our partners, contributing to improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare. Bert van Meurs Business Group... Read More »

Philips and the governments of Ethiopia and the Netherlands sign seven-year agreement to build Ethiopia’s first specialized Cardiac Care Center

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Under the terms of the agreement, valued at approximately 40 million euro, Philips will be responsible for the full turnkey design, construction, equipping and commissioning of the hospital location, as well as staff education and equipment maintenance for five years after completion. The new center will be developed within the compound of the existing Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital (TASH) in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia. The new specialist cardiac care center will comprise a 7-story building covering 7,200 square meters wit... Read More »

The iconic French actress, Isabelle Adjani becomes the new L’ORÉAL Paris spokesperson

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A national and international icon Isabelle Adjani is the French screen idol, revered for her incredible capacity to give all of herself to every role. She’s the most-award-winning French actress being the only to hold five César awards. Isabelle Adjani is two times best actress winner at Cannes and two times nominee for best actress at the Oscars. A myth in the world’s eyes, seen as disruptive before her time, Isabelle Adjani has simply never compromised. She picks the challenging characters, she brings untold women’s stories to screen, refu... Read More »

Philips and Dutch Rijnstate hospital sign 10-year agreement to build a virtual hospital for large-scale connected care

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At the heart of this new concept will be a ‘virtual care coordination center’, an advanced central command hub, from where care providers will remotely monitor the health of patients both inside and outside the hospital. This new agreement builds on a successful existing long-term strategic partnership between Philips and Rijnstate Hospital in the field of imaging solutions. “The way in which Rijnstate will be transforming its healthcare delivery model to improve the quality of care while reducing costs is very innovative,” said Henk Valk, M... Read More »

Nestlé Launches Global Nestlé for Healthier Kids Initiative in the U.S. through Partnership with the YMCA New Jersey State Alliance

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Globally, Nestlé for Healthier Kids uses Nestlé’s industry-leading innovation to support families in raising healthy kids, with the goal of helping 50 million children worldwide live healthier lives by 2030. A critical component of the global Nestlé for Healthier Kids program is accelerating the implementation of grassroots programs to better equip parents and caregivers with nutritional knowledge and practical tips. As part of Nestlé for Healthier Kids in the United States, the company will support initiatives that help provide nutrition ed... Read More »

Philips, Emory Healthcare and Royal Perth Hospital in Australia partner to launch new remote intensive care monitoring program

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Based on the successes of a pilot program Emory Healthcare ran out of Sydney in 2016, this partnership is a next phase for Emory Healthcare. Their critical care physician (intensivists) and critical care nurse experts will provide medical care to patients in the US from their base at Royal Perth Hospital using Philips’ remote intensive care unit monitoring technology. This virtual care model enables the Perth-based US clinicians to provide remote nighttime critical care support to patients in Atlanta, Georgia during daytime hours in Perth. This... Read More »

Philips expands its Sleep & Respiratory Care portfolio with the acquisition of NightBalance

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NightBalance’s Sleep Position Trainer (SPT) was designed as a comfortable and easy to use treatment alternative for people who suffer from positional obstructive sleep apnea. The SPT gently prompts them not to sleep on their back, avoiding the apneas from occurring during sleep. The SPT is CE-marked and is currently marketed in select countries in Europe [1]. NightBalance offers a unique, patient friendly solution to treat positional obstructive sleep apnea and positional snoring that is highly complementary to our current offering... Read More »

Philips provides Belgian Maria Middelares hospital with innovative monitoring solutions to help improve patient care

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Designed to improve patient care so that clinicians can intervene more quickly, IntelliVue Guardian with EWS includes among others connectivity to the Philips Wearable Biosensor – a medical-grade, self-adhesive, single patient-use wireless device that automatically and continuously measures key vital signs, including heart rate and respiratory rate. By automatically acquiring vital signs data from its specified and network-connected medical devices, Philips IntelliVue Guardian helps caregivers identify subtle signs of patient deteriora... Read More »

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