Philips re-structures healthcare informatics business
27 February 2008
Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHI) has restructured its
healthcare informatics businesses to include its entire portfolio of
clinical information solutions, including patient monitoring, enterprise and
clinical image management, anaesthesia information, women’s health
information, and cardiology information systems.
The realignment will allow Philips to meet the clinical workflow and
information needs demanded by its clinical customers. At the same time, this
allows Philips to harmonize clinical systems with the infrastructure and
integration needs required by informatics customers.
It takes account of developments in patient monitoring, which is evolving
from reactive displays of vital-sign information to providing rich clinical
decision-support solutions that are predictive and preventative.
These solutions must provide value to clinical customers while seamlessly
integrating to the healthcare institution’s infrastructure and electronic
health record (EHR).
“Integrating Patient Monitoring into Healthcare Informatics enables us to
find synergies between our software competencies and monitoring solutions
recently strengthened by the acquisitions of XIMIS, Emergin and VISICU,”
said Oran Muduroglu, CEO, Healthcare Informatics, for Philips Healthcare.
“Philips’ innovation in IT simplifies workflow and provides easy access
to all relevant information for more informed diagnosis and decision-making.
By better managing the flow of data through the continuum of care,
healthcare organizations can significantly impact operations and focus more
effort on their core business: taking care of patients.”
Philips is committed to developing solutions that help users across the
healthcare system effectively manage and analyze the vast amount of patient
data generated by diagnostic imaging systems, cardiac testing equipment and
Clinicians need an easy way to access this important information when and
where they need it in order to provide the highest level of care to
patients. These systems can maximize operational efficiency if patient
information feeds seamlessly into a hospital’s overall information system,
as well as the patient’s EHR.