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Philips provides update on European Commission investigation

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In connection with the anticipated conclusion of the EC investigation in the second half of 2018, Philips will recognize a provision of EUR 30 million, which will be reported in the company’s 2018 second quarter results [1]. Since the start of the EC investigation in late 2013, which Philips reported in its Annual Reports, the company has fully cooperated with the EC. Philips initiated an internal investigation and addressed the matter in 2014. [1] Approx. EUR 18 million of the provision will impact EBITA of the Personal Health segment. T... Read More »

Philips speaking at the Politico OutsideIn Event

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As the recently published 2018 Future Health Index (FHI) outlines, systems that deliver effective outcomes and high levels of healthcare professional and patient satisfaction – such as those in Singapore, Sweden and the Netherlands – tend to be those with comparatively high levels of focus on advanced data collection and analytics. For example, out of the 16 countries in the FHI Sweden has the greatest spend on AI for therapy planning per capita compared to the 16-market average ($0.17 vs. $0.06 average) and for AI in preliminary diagnosis (... Read More »

Elekta Unity with Philips MR technology receives CE mark

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 The new radiation therapy system, which incorporates Philips’ 1.5T digital MR imaging technology will now be implemented clinically in Europe. It is the only system, which integrates an advanced linear accelerator (linac) with high-field MR imaging without compromising either technology. Unity has the potential to transform how clinicians treat cancer by enabling the delivery of the radiation dose while simultaneously visualizing the tumor and surrounding healthy tissue with high-quality MR images. Unity also integrates advanced tools that ... Read More »

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 »

Google for Brazil: Technology that serves people’s needs, wherever they may be

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New soccer experience on Search Given Brazil's passion for soccer, we couldn't think of a better place to kick off an enhanced experience for football fans on Search, just in time for the World Cup. For this year's tournament in Russia, fans everywhere will be treated to a new immersive experience that includes group tables, stats, trending players and a host of other features that let you follow matches in real time and see highlights on your phone. For more about all that we've prepared for soccer fans, check out our World Cup post. ... Read More »

Philips to expand its Image-Guided Therapy portfolio with the acquisition of EPD Solutions

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EPD’s cardiac imaging and navigation system [1] helps electrophysiologists navigate the heart by generating a detailed 3D image of the cardiac anatomy, while also pinpointing the location and orientation of catheters during the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for cardiac arrhythmias. This breakthrough technology has the potential to simplify navigation and treatment, immediately assess the treatment result and ultimately enhance procedure efficacy. The acquisition will complement Philips’ portfolio of interventional imaging systems, sm... Read More »

Philips speaking at the Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit 2018

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In 2017, Philips touched the lives of 2.2bn people as part of its pledge to improve the lives of 3bn people a year by 2025. That means, the company today improves the lives of every 4th person on earth. It is part of Philips’ ongoing commitment to enable people to live healthy lives in a sustainable way, and the company believes providing meaningful innovation is an important catalyst needed to enable this transformation. A large component of this is rethinking how touse existing resources in a better ways; how to transform healthcare by cr... Read More »

Apple Design Awards highlight excellence in app and game design

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“This year’s winning apps and the developers behind them have created some really innovative and inspiring apps,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “The Apple Design Awards have been a launchpad for developers who’ve made beloved apps on the App Store, like Procreate, Zova, djay Pro and Monument Valley, and we know these winners will continue that tradition.” 2018 Apple Design Award Winners Florence (Australia) — Florence is an interactive storybook that merges gaming and comics to explore the triumphs... Read More »

iOS 11.4 brings stereo pairs and multi-room audio with AirPlay 2

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This free software update introduces the most advanced, easy to use, wireless multi-room audio system using AirPlay 2 to play music in any room from any room, move music from one room to another or play the same song everywhere using an iOS device, HomePod, Apple TV or by asking Siri. HomePod is available in the US, UK and Australia and arrives in Canada, France and Germany starting June 18. HomePod combines Apple-engineered audio technology and advanced software to set a new audio quality standard for a small speaker, delivering high-fideli... Read More »

Google Science Fair 2018: Resources for educators to get ideas flowing

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Submissions for this year’s Science Fair will open in September 2018. But since teachers play such an important behind-the-scenes role in helping students test their hypotheses and prepare their submissions, we wanted to give teachers a head start on prepping for the competition. With that in mind, we’ve created a full library of new teaching materials and exercises to help get the ideas flowing. Focused on the problem-solving process, these materials are flexible enough to adapt to virtually any teaching style, subject or grade. These resou... Read More »

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