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The Case of the Missing Fruit – Philips and Rijksmuseum work some magic to inspire healthy living

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Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, has announced its ‘Dutch Masterjuices’ campaign, in partnership with the renowned Rijksmuseum, to highlight the importance of fruit and vegetable consumption. 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 confusion and surprise with museum visitors. It is estimated that 86% of Europeans don’t eat the recommended fi... Read More »

First patient treated with high energy proton therapy in UK

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The first patient in the UK has been treated with high energy proton beam therapy at Proton Partners’ new Rutherford Cancer Centre in Newport, South Wales. It’s the first oncology clinic in the UK to provide high energy proton beam therapy for targeted tumor treatments. Proton Partners International has partnered with IBA (Ion Beam Applications), a leading provider of proton therapy solutions and Philips, a global leader in health technology. To plan patient treatment the solution integrates Philips’ Big Bore CT and Pinnacle3 Treatment ... Read More »

Philips hosts a discussion on transforming health systems in emerging markets

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At least 400 million people globally lack access to essential health services, according to the World Health Organization. For some 100 million people, accessing healthcare means being pushed below the poverty line into extreme poverty and debt due to out-of-pocket expenditure, exposing many to the risk of preventable death. On the occasion of the World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington D.C., Philips will gather together influential stakeholders from the private and public sector to discuss how innovative business models, such as Managed Eq... Read More »

Philips publishes new report on Universal Health Coverage in celebration of World Health Day, April 7th

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At least 400 million people globally lack access to essential health services, according to the World Health Organization. For some 100 million people, accessing healthcare means being pushed below the poverty line into extreme poverty and debt due to out-of-pocket expenditure, exposing many to the risk of preventable death. That’s why it’s so important that Sustainable Development Goal 3 — to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages — along with other SDGs that intersect with health are achieved. But how can that be d... Read More »

Philips Research-led big data consortium receives EU funding to improve healthcare outcomes

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The three-year program is the largest EU-funded initiative to transform the region’s healthcare sector through the use of big data. The ‘BigMedilytics’ [2] program aims to improve patient outcomes and increase productivity in the health sector by applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to complex datasets across the data value chain. This includes data from patients, healthcare providers, health insurers and medical technology providers. "From patients capturing their own health data with wearable devices to ubiquitous monitoring ... Read More »

Getting smarter with sleep

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Sleep is the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle. On a day to day basis, how well and how long we slept the night before is the single most important variable dictating how we feel. However, with more and more adults across the globe reportedly only getting an average of 6.9 hours sleep per night compared to the recommended 7-91, we need to consider how, as healthcare professionals, we can help to encourage better sleep habits.Slow Wave Sleep, also known as non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep is of particular interest. Slow wave sleep plays a pi... Read More »

Dutch ZorgSaam Hospital and Philips enter into 15-year strategic partnership agreement

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Philips will deliver diagnostic imaging and image-guided therapy solutions, as well as healthcare informatics, relevant staff training, and equipment management and maintenance. In addition, the two organizations will investigate new ways to enhance the continuity and safety of care, both inside and outside the hospital. This is the first time that ZorgSaam has chosen a single long-term technology partner to enhance the quality of care and productivity throughout the hospital. “By working together with Philips, we will be assured of the best... Read More »

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, DSM, Google and Philips receive first power from new Dutch wind farm Bouwdokken

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In October 2016 and January 2017, the companies signed two long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) that enabled construction of two Dutch wind farm projects – Krammer and Bouwdokken. These wind farms, both of which are located in the southwest of the Netherlands, have a total capacity of over 140 MW, enough to power approximately 140,000 households. It is the first time that a group of multinationals in the Netherlands have teamed up to negotiate long-term PPAs directly with project developers, bypassing the involvement of an energy utili... Read More »

Philips celebrates World Sleep Day early with the release of its annual global sleep survey results, overnight concert experience

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It is estimated that more than 100 million people worldwide suffer from sleep apnea, 80 percent of whom remain undiagnosed [1], and that globally, 30 percent of people experience difficulty in initiating and maintaining sleep [2]. Sleeping well is essential to good health, and yet only one-third of people who suffer from sleep disorders seek professional help [3]. Through the collaboration with Richter and its yearly global sleep survey, Philips aims to amplify the critical importance of restful sleep to the entire world. Overn... Read More »

Philips introduces next generation of IntelliSpace Cardiovascular informatics platform at HIMSS 2018

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IntelliSpace Cardiovascular provides clinicians with a single point of access anytime and virtually anywhere to support informed decision-support by providing a comprehensive overview of a patient. Through its web-based echo reporting, IntelliSpace Cardiovascular delivers diagnostic quality viewing of adult and stress echo images in a browser environment. Building on Philips’ commitment to security, this latest edition of IntelliSpace Cardiovascular also features enhanced security protocols in line with industry-leading standards to meet the ev... Read More »

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