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Intelligent Software Improves Interface with Medical Images

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 07 Sep 2017
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Image: Illumeo integrates islands of patient information and enables dynamic and tailored output and more informed and meaningful discussion (Photo courtesy of Philips Healthcare).
Image: Illumeo integrates islands of patient information and enables dynamic and tailored output and more informed and meaningful discussion (Photo courtesy of Philips Healthcare).
Royal Philips (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) has introduced the Illumeo clinically intelligent software that redefines and enhances how radiologists work with medical images. Using its built-in intelligence, Illumeo records the radiologists’ preferences and adapts the user interface to assists the clinician by offering tool sets and measurements driven by the understanding of the clinical context. The new imaging and informatics technology aims to enable faster diagnoses, lead to well informed care decisions and improve patient care. It can be integrated with existing systems such as Philips IntelliSpace PACS and will eventually extend its workspace efficiency beyond radiology to other domains.

Illumeo is built upon four supporting pillars or concepts, namely contextual relevance, reduced variability, adaptive intelligence and extensibility. Contextual relevance allows Illumeo to provide the radiologist with meaningful patient data via the ‘Patient briefing’ and is anatomy-aware, to suggest the right tools based on what the user is looking at. Adaptive intelligence is seen as an emerging concept of combining domain specific models and knowledge (e.g. in the field of radiology) and artificial intelligence to create an adaptive and contextual experience, anticipating users and augmenting their work. Adaptive intelligence allows Illumeo to provide an intelligent, tailored user experience and workflow by recording and reproducing the user’s hanging protocols in a consistent manner. Reduced variability allows it to incorporate guidelines built into the system to remind radiologists of the best practices and ultimately assist in standardizing care throughout the institution. Extensibility allows the software to integrate easily within existing systems by leveraging the latest interoperability standards (such as HL7 FHIR, DICOM RESTful web service, etc.), to present relevant patient data.

“Radiologists are central in the diagnosis process, with a critical role in definitive diagnostics and improvement of patient care,” said Jeroen Tas, CEO, Connected Care and Health Informatics, Philips. “By supporting clinicians with adaptive intelligence and providing health IT solutions to foster collaboration between multidisciplinary care teams, we aim to extend the power of their clinical expertise.”


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