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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 »

Philips named among Top 50 global innovators

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The Boston Consulting Group 2018 survey is a recognition of companies that have successfully executed the shift to digital innovation by building digital technologies into their global innovation programs. Given this context, the ranking underlines the transformation of Philips into focused health technology company aimed at bringing meaningful digital health innovations to people and health systems worldwide. For the survey, BCG interviewed senior global innovation executives and studied Philips’ performance in the marketplace. ... Read More »

Philips showcases unique portfolio of cardiovascular care solutions at TCT 2017

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Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Denver, Colorado – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it will showcase its recently expanded image-guided therapy portfolio at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual event in Denver, Colorado. With a focus on cardiac and endovascular care, at TCT Philips will highlight its advanced interventional imaging systems, diagnostic and therapeutic devices, planning and navigation software, and services. Philips will be showcasing ... Read More »

Philips announces exchange ratio for 2016 dividend in shares

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  Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced that the exchange ratio for the dividend in shares for the year 2016 has been determined. The exchange ratio is 1 new common share for every 39.7547 existing common shares. This ratio was based on the volume weighted average price on Euronext Amsterdam of June 7, 8 and 9, 2017, of EUR 31.7738 and was calculated in a manner that the gross dividend in shares is approximately equal to the gross dividend in cash.   Shareholders were given th... Read More »

Philips showcases oncology informatics solutions to deliver actionable insights for enhanced clinical decision support at ASCO 2017

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Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Chicago, Ill – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced the debut of IntelliSpace Oncology, a new  cloud-based oncology decision-support solution that offers seamless data integration across specialties and locations, data-driven decision making, and tools for proactive patient involvement1. Available through a single-view dashboard, these capabilities provide actionable insights for patient-centric care, while also empowering patients and their families to make t... Read More »

Philips to acquire Australian pharmacy sleep services pioneer

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Founded in 2011, APSS has a unique sleep apnea program for pharmacies that includes screening, home-based sleep studies based on Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy, training and services. The retail pharmacy market provides a convenient and central local access point to offer simple and effective sleep screening. This screening is aimed at assessing sleep quality and determining if subsequent sleep treatment may be required. APSS works closely with medical professionals for assessment and diagnosis of sleep problems, and subsequ... Read More »

Philips announces changes to its Executive Committee

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At the same time, Philips has appointed Carla Kriwet as Chief Business Leader of the Connected Care & Health Informatics businesses and new member of the Executive Committee. In this role, she succeeds Jeroen Tas with immediate effect. In addition, she will continue to lead the Business Group Patient Care & Monitoring Solutions, which is part of the Connected Care & Health Informatics segment.   As a further change to Philips’ Executive Committee, Ronald de Jong has been appointed as Global Head of Human Resources (HR) pe... Read More »

Philips and Diagnostics Development win European Union ‘Horizon Prize – Better Use of Antibiotics’ for the rapid detection of bacterial infection on Philips’ Minicare I-20 platform

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Antimicrobial agents – such as antibiotics – have dramatically reduced the number of deaths from infectious diseases since their introduction 70 years ago. However, through their overuse and misuse, many micro-organisms have become resistant to them. It is estimated that each year this growing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) causes around 25,000 deaths and accounts for over EUR 1.5 billion in healthcare costs and productivity losses in Europe alone, making it one of the greatest challenges facing society today. To boost development and bring new... Read More »

Philips and Banner Health sign 15-year agreement to extend successful connected healthcare programs, transforming care and lowering costs, while improving quality

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Headquartered in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the United States, managing 28 acute care hospitals, the Banner Health Network and Banner Medical Group, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services including family clinics, home care and hospice services, and a nursing registry. Banner Health operates in six states, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming.   As part of the agreement, Banner and Philips will create a gove... Read More »

AkzoNobel, DSM, Google and Philips to purchase green energy from wind farm Bouwdokken

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The Krammer and Bouwdokken wind farms have a total capacity in excess of 140 MW – sufficient to supply around 140,000 households. Speaking on behalf of the consortium, Marcel Galjee said, “With this new contract, we are taking the next big step towards a new way of generating energy for the Netherlands’ leading industries. It shows that we really are serious about promoting sustainability and creating a future without carbon emissions.” As part of the Dutch Energy Agreement, the Netherlands is working towards a target of using 14% renewable ... Read More »

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