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Philips Launches New Healthcare Business Group

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 10 Feb 2014
Royal Philips Electronics (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) has announced the formation of a new business group, the Healthcare Informatics Solutions and the Services Group.

The Healthcare Informatics Solutions and Services business group will be a part of the Philips’ Healthcare sector, and will offer hospitals and health systems the customized clinical programs, advanced data analytics, and interoperable, cloud-based platforms necessary to implement new models of care. Among the services offered will be improved access, lower cost, and enhanced quality across the continuum of care, from screening and diagnosis, to treatment and monitoring, and finally after care at home.

The Healthcare Informatics Solutions and Services group will be led by Jeroen Tas, who previously served as the chief information officer of Philips, and will represent the next step in the evolution of Philips, responding to increasing demand by major health systems worldwide. For example, last year Philips signed a 15-year alliance with Georgia Regents Medical Center (GRMC; Augusta, USA), enabling the public academic health center to transition to a more patient-centered approach to care and an innovative business model that addresses current and future clinical, operational, and equipment needs of GRMC’s multiple sites.

“Healthcare systems today are changing the way they operate, how decisions are made, and how patients receive care,” said Deborah DiSanzo, CEO of Philips Healthcare. “This requires a significant overhaul of complex organizations, as well as the associated actionable data about each patient population they serve. As we continue to expand the tools, analytics, consulting and support, we are paving the way for providers to transition into more integrated, collaborative care.”

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