Philips launches new Healthcare Informatics Solutions and
Services Business Group
28 January 2014
Royal Philips has announced the formation of the Healthcare
Informatics Solutions and Services business group within Philips’
The new group offers hospitals and health systems customised
clinical programs, advanced data analytics and interoperable,
cloud-based platforms for implementing new models of care.
Healthcare Informatics Solutions and Services will partner with
healthcare providers to improve access, lower cost and enhance
quality across the continuum of care, from screening and diagnosis,
to treatment and monitoring, and finally after care at home.
“Healthcare systems today are changing the way they operate, how
decisions are made and how patients receive care,” said Deborah
DiSanzo, chief executive officer, 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.”
Healthcare Informatics Solutions and Services 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), enabling Georgia’s
renowned public academic health center to transition to a more
patient-centred approach to care and an innovative business model
that addresses current and future clinical, operational and
equipment needs of GRMC’s multiple sites.
In addition, Philips Healthcare North America today announced the
new set-up of its sales organization to better support the changing
healthcare marketplace and customers in this geography. Philips will
provide additional focus on Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs) and
larger accounts, while continuing to support standalone hospitals
and the non-hospital market. A new coordinated account management
approach will allow Philips account managers to offer more
comprehensive solutions across a broader portfolio.