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Healthcare without barriers: The leading edge of technology

11 Oct 18

Healthcare. It’s often on the leading-edge of science and technology – or at least when financing and regulation are working in its favour.

More often than not, those two things actually work against the goal of providing patients care that is personalised and effective. The end result is a burden for both the care provider and the patient.

But it’s not all doom and gloom: Healthcare providers are making massive progress towards breaking those barriers.  Some providers are going direct to patients’ homes to provide daily care for chronic conditions – a move that can reduce costs and utilisation.

Others are using predictive care management tools for their ICU patients. Those tools can reduce hospital stays and readmissions.

Research hospitals are creating digital databased of tissue samples; cardiovascular centres are treating patients with less invasive, image-guided technologies.

These are some of the ways in which innovation, transformation and collaboration are transforming the healthcare sector and patients.

Philips is a leader at the heart of this change. It works with health providers to combine industry-leading technologies with new approaches to care delivery.

It has a vision to improve the lives of three billion people a year by 2025, and to contribute to a better future.

“The relationship we have with our customers is fundamentally changing,” says Royal Philips CEO Frans van Houten.

It’s not just a signature on a purchase older. It involves rolling up the sleeves and customising solutions to every provider’s individual needs and challenges.

Philips jointly develops Key Performance Indicators with clients to measure progress on how well the work is meeting their most critical challenges. That approach helped imaging, cardiovascular systems rank #1 in service performance measures in recent years.

In many cases, Philips embeds clinical, services and technical resources into an organisation for success. What’s clear is that the company is committed to cutting through complexity to improve care and productivity.

Philips provides an integrated portfolio of products and solutions, as well as hands-on consultation and service. 

In high-demand areas for nursing care, Philips developed automated tools that provide a comprehensive view of the patient’s condition while simplifying medical documentation and better utilizing staff resources. 

The IntelliVue Guardian with Early Warning System (EWS) solution encompasses innovative technology and our clinical services that can help guide adoption with change management planning, execution, staff education, and post-implementation support.

Technology such as the IQon Spectral CT can help clinicians characterise a liver lesion through improved visualisation, and the anatomically intelligent 3D modelling technology of HeartModel makes cardiac ultrasound exams easier to perform and reduces variability by delivering critical information in seconds.

The Philips Ambient Experience In-Bore MRI Suite and Experience In-Bore Connect solution, patients can be significantly more satisfied with their MRI examinations.

“We want to partner with you in thinking about how to improve people’s lives further. We want to share with you our expertise in health and well-being, technology, information systems and business processes – and, more and more, we will be judged by the results that you achieve,” says van Houten.

Eliminate the obstacles in your environment, because today health knows no bounds.

To find out how Philips can customise solutions and services for your organisation, click here.


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