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March 16, 2017

Philips deepens strategic partnership with Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Philips and Phoenix Children’s Hospital, announced earlier this month a long-term strategic partnership with a total value of up to USD 65 million. Phoenix Children’s is the first stand-alone children’s health system to sign a long-term, strategic partnership model with health technology company Philips.

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The partnership develops from a leading collaboration in diagnostic imaging to expand the Phoenix Children’s programs and further drive clinical excellence. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the US, Phoenix Children’s provides care across more than 75 pediatric specialties.

Phoenix Children’s will have access to Philips’ medical technologies like imaging systems in CT, MRI and angiography, patient monitoring, clinical informatics, and a comprehensive range of clinical and business consulting services. These technologies and services should help Phoenix Children’s expand its high standards of care and integrate its divisions and facilities for a seamless patient experience.

Dr. Richard Towbin, Division Chief of Pediatric Radiology at Phoenix Children’s, states:  “Together, Phoenix Children’s and Philips developed technologies such as dose reduction using iterative CT reconstructions and pediatric MRI protocols that are now factory standards worldwide. We also have an advanced 3D print laboratory that constructs life-size models of patients’ hearts and other organs, illustrates exact tumor size, and uses post-processing software to study heart and brain physiology using MRI and CT.”

Shared commitment

Philips and Phoenix Children’s have a shared commitment to clinical excellence and connected patient care that can help drive efficiency, while improving the patient experience and outcomes. Through innovation, the two organizations want to make healthcare more sustainable and accelerate solutions and services specifically designed to address the needs of children.

Brent Shafer, CEO of Philips North America says that Phoenix Children’s “has helped us to take our innovations in diagnostic imaging to the next level and we look forward to working with them to do the same in the areas of patient care monitoring and informatics, exploring how to apply machine learning and accelerating the transformation of pediatric care.”

David Higginson, Chief Administrative Officer at Phoenix Children’s, adds that . “Our insights and research paired with the knowledge and scale of a technology leader like Philips will help us jointly develop solutions that can have meaningful impact on global pediatric health.”

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