Philips unveils new telehealth services for precision diagnoses

26 March 2019 (Last Updated March 26th, 2019 11:07)

Royal Philips has expanded its teleradiology services portfolio to increase access to precision diagnoses and address a rising shortage of radiologists.

Philips unveils new telehealth services for precision diagnoses
The new telehealth services expand the company’s radiology solutions portfolio. Credit: © Koninklijke Philips N.V.

Royal Philips has expanded its teleradiology services portfolio to increase access to precision diagnoses and address a rising shortage of radiologists.

Including Cloud-based picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) software and Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) solutions, the new telehealth platforms are used for advanced analytics, visualisation and workflow applications.

The services enhance teleradiology viewing, reporting, on-call radiologist services and exam workflow.

Teleradiology enables radiologists to remotely store, retrieve, view and analyse images from medical exams such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR) and X-ray.

“Our new teleradiology services address a pressing need, while providing a strong platform for Philips’ future growth in the telehealth market.”

Royal Philips Radiology Solutions business leader Sham Sokka said: “As health systems worldwide struggle with the ever-increasing costs and a shortage of care providers, teleradiology will be a key enabler to optimally use the available resources, and support radiology departments to improve the speed and accuracy of image interpretation.

“We see imaging as a system and deliver innovation to support the needs of all the people behind the images by seamlessly integrating technology and data. Our new teleradiology services address a pressing need, while providing a strong platform for Philips’ future growth in the telehealth market.”

The company currently offers infrastructure for advanced telehealth solutions and the HealthSuite Digital Platform to link consumers, patients and healthcare providers in a Cloud-based ecosystem.

The new teleradiology services are said to build on Philips’ recent acquisition of US-based teleradiology platform Direct Radiology.

The Direct Radiology business now delivers services to more than 300 hospitals, imaging centres, mobile imaging services and doctors’ offices across the US.