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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 »

Philips partners with the Medical University of Vienna to provide asthma and allergy sufferers with a pollen forecast

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This World Allergy Week (April 22 – 28) and World Asthma Day (May 1), Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, is helping parents take charge of their children’s asthma and allergy symptoms through awareness initiatives in more than 20 countries worldwide. The company today also announced its partnership with the Medical University of Vienna for a 3-day pollen forecast on the Air Matters app, which retrieves its data from global pollen measurement sites, including the new measurement station at Philips’ Dracht... Read More »

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 »

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