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AMSTERDAM, Nov. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today introduced PerformanceBridge, a new suite of performance management software and services to assist radiology departments in enhancing productivity, improving the patient experience and delivering better value-based care. PerformanceBridge supports radiology department administrators in prioritizing operational improvements in asset management, equipment uptime and utilization, peer-to-peer collaboration, accreditation compliance and practice management.
Designed as a secure, cloud-based or on-premise software solution, Philips' PerformanceBridge gives healthcare professionals access to near real-time data on departmental performance through an easy-to-use interactive dashboard. Vendor agnostic, PerformanceBridge unifies information across different imaging modalities and existing information systems. To further support continuous improvement management, Philips offers a dedicated team of application specialists to help PerformanceBridge users leverage its tools and implement performance improvement strategies based on meaningful insights provided by PerformanceBridge.
"As the role of the radiologist continues to evolve, we are committed to delivering next-generation software and services to bring the power of informatics and decision support to radiology," said Rob Cascella, CEO of the Diagnosis and Treatment businesses at Philips. "Radiology departments have access to a goldmine of data that can positively impact the entire enterprise. PerformanceBridge leverages intelligent software and analytics, blended with deep expertise, to deliver actionable information to make everything more streamlined in support of a first-time-right approach."
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center based in Burlington, Massachusetts, is a co-development site and early adopter of one of the services of Philips' PerformanceBridge, namely PerformanceBridge Practice.
"PerformanceBridge Practice has incredible promise for data-driven practice management, including exciting things such as a real local market referral pattern analysis, as well as asset and technologist utilization insights," said Christoph Wald, M.D., Ph.D, MBA, FACR, Chairman, Department of Radiology at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Professor of Radiology at Tufts University Medical School. "It gives us the intelligence we need to be a data-driven enterprise."
The PerformanceBridge suite includes intelligent tools and personalized service options to enable health systems to drive the value of imaging:
PerformanceBridge builds on Philips' existing expertise in imaging, clinical informatics, healthcare consulting services, remote services, dose management services and education services. It complements Philips' Rightfit suite of maintenance services and its SmartPath suite of upgrade services. Philips has an installed base of over 300,000 imaging systems in more than 100 countries, and 7,000 field service engineers to support Philips customers.
Philips is showcasing PerformanceBridge at RSNA 2016 at booth #6735 in Hall B at McCormick Place. PerformanceBridge will be commercially available in the US, Benelux, UK, Australia and New Zealand in 2017.
For more information about Philips' presence at RSNA, including the full suite of Philips' solutions for diagnosis and treatment, please visit Philips' RSNA event website, and follow @PhilipsLiveFrom for more information on Philips' presence at #RSNA16.
For further information, please contact:
Philips Group Communications
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About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips' health technology portfolio generated 2015 sales of EUR 16.8 billion and employs approximately 70,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.
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