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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 »

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 »

Philips wins two awards at EUREKA Innovation Days for its impact on minimally invasive surgery

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The Philips-led MEDIATE project has won the prestigious 2018 EUREKA Innovation Award in the category ‘Innovations of Tomorrow’. In addition, the MEDIATE project led to a follow-up ITEA project called BENEFIT, received the 2018 ITEA Award of Excellence. Both awards were presented during the ITEA Event 2018, part of the EUREKA Innovation Days. We are very proud to receive these awards for the work we have carried out with our partners, contributing to improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare. Bert van Meurs Business Group... Read More »

New data shows combined COPD treatments could help reduce annual cost of care

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Today at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Conference 2018, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, announced new data suggesting that combining home oxygen therapy (HOT) with home non-invasive ventilation (HMV) as treatment for chronically hypercapnic COPD patients is more effective and less expensive than HOT alone. Comparing the accumulated costs of devices, doctor visits, medication, and hospitalizations to HOT alone using a US economic model, HOT-HMV exhibited an average annual cost savings of $3,927 p... Read More »

Philips receives the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council’s 2018 Supplier Engagement Award

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it has been honored for its Supplier Sustainability Performance (SSP) program with the prestigious 2018 Supplier Engagement Award by the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC). Founded in 2013, the SPLC convenes buyers, suppliers, and public interest advocates to develop programs that simplify and standardize sustainable purchasing efforts by large organizations. Every year, the SPLC recognizes global orga... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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