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Philips expands Tasy EMR business to Australia and New Zealand


Sydney, Australia and Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and St. Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital in Queensland Australia, today announced a multi-year partnership agreement for the hospital-wide installation of Philips Tasy EMR [1]. Tasy EMR is Philips’ next generation Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and care management solution, which addresses the shortcomings of conventional EMRs. Instead of needing multiple IT solutions from various vendors, Philips Tasy EMR offers one int... Read More »

“It is truly spectacular to see what Philips has done”


“It is truly spectacular to see what Philips has done,” says Joris Wijnhoven, who has been involved in the climate accord negotiations as Greenpeace’s campaign leader on climate and energy. This is a quote that can be found in an article by Dutch magazine Groene Amsterdammer, published this week. The article describes Philips’ commitment and journey to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation with the goal to improve the lives of 3 billion people by 2025. A huge challenge for which the company had to transform itself in... Read More »

Philips provides update on European Commission investigation


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 and Jackson Health System sign groundbreaking 11-year agreement for Enterprise Monitoring as a Service

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This unique new business model will eliminate up-front costs while allowing Jackson to standardize patient monitoring at all acuity levels for each care setting across its network. Creating a more seamless experience for patients and staff to deliver the right care at the right time, the partnership will help Jackson further expand its already impressive quality of care for residents of Miami-Dade County. An integrated healthcare delivery system, Jackson Health System consists of its centerpiece, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Jackson South Medi... Read More »

Philips’ “Dutch MasterJuices” campaign scooped two bronze wins at Cannes Lions 2018


With the campaign, Philips partnered with the Dutch Rijksmuseum to highlight the importance of fruit and vegetable consumption in a healthy and balanced diet. “Dutch Masterjuices” addresses the question – would we notice if this important part of our diet was suddenly taken away? The healthy living campaign marks the release of a short film which sees still life works of art suddenly appear without its fruit and vegetables in a bold move that creates surprise with museum visitors. While the seemingly altered art creates confusion, the mis... Read More »

Philips speaking at the Politico OutsideIn Event


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


 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 »

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

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

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 »

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