- Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Cologne and Munich, Germany – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced it has signed two long-term strategic partnership agreements with hospital groups in Germany.
Phased technology introduction for maximum added value in Munich
The goal of the partnership with Philips is to jointly increase the quality and efficiency of care with a focus on enhancing the patient and staff experiences.
Dr. Axel Fischer, Chairman of the Board of Management at the Städtische Klinikum München
The 8-year innovation partnership will be based on a needs-based concept that will integrate new state-of-the-art technologies intelligently, via a timely phased approach, into the hospital’s processes. It will help the Städtische Klinikum München drive optimum clinical and economic value from its technology investments.
Improving infrastructure and radiology workflows in Cologne
Under the terms of the agreement with the Kliniken der Stadt Köln, valued at approximately 90 million euro, Philips will be responsible for the procurement of new and replacement medical imaging solutions, together with their maintenance and service. The agreement covers all three of the clinic’s locations: Holweide, Merheim and the Children’s Hospital Amsterdamer Strasse. Philips will also provide strategy and operational consultancy services to identify cost savings and improve the quality and efficiency of care. In addition to providing innovative health technology solutions and services, Philips will support the Kliniken der Stadt Köln with the planning of a new radiology-unit, including a new building construction in Merheim, and with optimization of the clinic’s operating procedures in radiology for children and adults.
“Through these innovative partnership models we will support the Städtische Klinikum München and the Kliniken der Stadt Köln to continuously improve delivery of care for their patient populations,” said Peter Vullinghs, Market Leader Philips DACH. “These partnerships underline Philips’ transition to becoming an integrated solutions provider that takes a holistic approach to meeting its customers’ needs.”
As part of both agreements, Philips will install its IQon Spectral CT solutions in both hospitals. With its enhanced tissue characterization and visualization capabilities, IQon Spectral CT allows for more effective imaging and fewer repeat scans, improving clinical confidence and helping clinicians to make the right diagnosis during the first scan. Philips’ latest healthcare informatics solutions will enable the integration of patient information across both hospital group’s locations to improve care team collaboration, clinical decision making, and patient outcomes.