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First patient treated with high energy proton therapy in UK

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The first patient in the UK has been treated with high energy proton beam therapy at Proton Partners’ new Rutherford Cancer Centre in Newport, South Wales. It’s the first oncology clinic in the UK to provide high energy proton beam therapy for targeted tumor treatments. Proton Partners International has partnered with IBA (Ion Beam Applications), a leading provider of proton therapy solutions and Philips, a global leader in health technology. To plan patient treatment the solution integrates Philips’ Big Bore CT and Pinnacle3 Treatment ... Read More »

Philips publishes new report on Universal Health Coverage in celebration of World Health Day, April 7th

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At least 400 million people globally lack access to essential health services, according to the World Health Organization. For some 100 million people, accessing healthcare means being pushed below the poverty line into extreme poverty and debt due to out-of-pocket expenditure, exposing many to the risk of preventable death. That’s why it’s so important that Sustainable Development Goal 3 — to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages — along with other SDGs that intersect with health are achieved. But how can that be d... Read More »

Philips Research-led big data consortium receives EU funding to improve healthcare outcomes

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The three-year program is the largest EU-funded initiative to transform the region’s healthcare sector through the use of big data. The ‘BigMedilytics’ [2] program aims to improve patient outcomes and increase productivity in the health sector by applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to complex datasets across the data value chain. This includes data from patients, healthcare providers, health insurers and medical technology providers. "From patients capturing their own health data with wearable devices to ubiquitous monitoring ... Read More »

Getting smarter with sleep

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Sleep is the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle. On a day to day basis, how well and how long we slept the night before is the single most important variable dictating how we feel. However, with more and more adults across the globe reportedly only getting an average of 6.9 hours sleep per night compared to the recommended 7-91, we need to consider how, as healthcare professionals, we can help to encourage better sleep habits.Slow Wave Sleep, also known as non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep is of particular interest. Slow wave sleep plays a pi... Read More »

Dutch ZorgSaam Hospital and Philips enter into 15-year strategic partnership agreement

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Philips will deliver diagnostic imaging and image-guided therapy solutions, as well as healthcare informatics, relevant staff training, and equipment management and maintenance. In addition, the two organizations will investigate new ways to enhance the continuity and safety of care, both inside and outside the hospital. This is the first time that ZorgSaam has chosen a single long-term technology partner to enhance the quality of care and productivity throughout the hospital. “By working together with Philips, we will be assured of the best... Read More »

Philips celebrates World Sleep Day early with the release of its annual global sleep survey results, overnight concert experience

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It is estimated that more than 100 million people worldwide suffer from sleep apnea, 80 percent of whom remain undiagnosed [1], and that globally, 30 percent of people experience difficulty in initiating and maintaining sleep [2]. Sleeping well is essential to good health, and yet only one-third of people who suffer from sleep disorders seek professional help [3]. Through the collaboration with Richter and its yearly global sleep survey, Philips aims to amplify the critical importance of restful sleep to the entire world. Overn... Read More »

Philips introduces next generation of IntelliSpace Cardiovascular informatics platform at HIMSS 2018

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IntelliSpace Cardiovascular provides clinicians with a single point of access anytime and virtually anywhere to support informed decision-support by providing a comprehensive overview of a patient. Through its web-based echo reporting, IntelliSpace Cardiovascular delivers diagnostic quality viewing of adult and stress echo images in a browser environment. Building on Philips’ commitment to security, this latest edition of IntelliSpace Cardiovascular also features enhanced security protocols in line with industry-leading standards to meet the ev... Read More »

How Chrome Enterprise is helping healthcare companies provide better patient experiences

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One way many organizations have addressed this opportunity has been through the adoption of Chrome Enterprise and Chrome devices. Because it can be faster, more secure and integrated with critical virtualization solutions, Chrome OS has seen rapid adoption in the healthcare sector. Organizations like Middlesex Hospital and Chapters Health System are using Chrome Enterprise to provide a secure, future-proof entry point to the cloud, connecting their staff to data-driven systems so they can focus on what’s most important—delivering great patient ... Read More »

Avera Health achieves significant cost savings and improved patient outcomes in rural areas with Philips eICU program

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Ahead of the 2018 Annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced the Philips eICU program has helped Avera Health, a South Dakota-based integrated health system, enhance care quality and efficiency by partnering to deliver significant clinical and financial outcomes through the ICU division of their telemedicine program, Avera eCARE®. The Avera eCARE ICU program results achieved in the last 12 months demonstrate the bene... Read More »

Philips and the Dutch Heart Foundation join forces to promote heart health in the Netherlands

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One of the key aims is to make the Netherlands a ‘6-minute cardiac arrest’ zone by extending a sustainable network of community first responders and AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) across the entire country. This will enable an estimated 2,500 lives to be saved each year. The partnership agreement was signed today by Floris Italianer, Director of the Dutch Heart Foundation, and Henk Valk, Market Leader Benelux at Philips, in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. This important new partnership has several key focus areas. In addition to saving... Read More »

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