Philips re-aligns its healthcare IT
ANDOVER, Mass. – Royal Philips
Electronics has announced a new structure for its Healthcare Informatics
business, a move that consolidates its entire portfolio of clinical
These solutions, some of them recently acquired, include patient
monitoring, enterprise and clinical image management, anesthesia
information, women’s health information, and cardiology information
According to the company, 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
For example, Patient Monitoring is evolving from reactive displays of
vital sign information to multi-faceted, 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’ 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
Philips is developing solutions that help users across the healthcare
system effectively manage and analyze the large amount of patient data
generated by diagnostic imaging systems, cardiac testing equipment and
Knowing the importance of presenting the right information at the right
time, to the right person, Philips supports the continuum of care
through a growing suite of solutions that address key clinical care
The portfolio currently includes:
• iSite Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS): A system that
enables the efficient sharing of patient information throughout the
• XIRIS Radiology Information System (RIS): A flexible tool that
streamlines communication across radiology departments and beyond.
• Xper IM: A cardiovascular solution that transforms catheterization (cath)
lab data into insightful information.
• Xcelera: A single portal that provides a view into images and data
from key cardiology subspecialties.
• IntelliVue Clinical Information Portfolio (ICIP): An advanced system
to provide clinical decision support, including intelligent charting and
documentation, in the intensive care unit (ICU).
• VISICU eICU: A solution that allows ICU staff and intensivists to
remotely monitor critically ill patients and intervene in a timely
manner, if necessary.
• Emergin: An alarm management and event notification solution that gets
patient information to the right clinician at the right time.
• Fetal Monitors and OB TraceVue: Obstetrical information systems that
track critical milestones throughout pregnancy.
• SpeechMagic: A platform to convert speech recognized text into
structured information for improved decision support, as well as capture
information in the electronic health record.
• CliniScape Mobile Clinical Assistant: A mobile, point-of-care product
being developed by Philips and designed to allow nurses and physicians
to wirelessly access patient data and applications directly at the
bedside or wherever the patient may be.