Philips showcases new connected innovations across the health continuum at Medic West Africa 2016 – putting patients at the center of care and making healthcare personal
 

- Philips’ holistic approach to personalized healthcare drives first time right diagnoses and more confident clinical decision support to help improve patient outcomes and reduce costs

- Philips’ fully integrated radiology solutions help provide early detection and clinical intervention, and reduce long-term costs in healthcare

October 12, 2016

Lagos, Nigeria At this year’s biggest healthcare trade show in West Africa, Philips will reveal a portfolio of data driven radiology technologies and connected solutions across the health continuum, from healthy living to disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Visitors to the Philips booth and Master Classes at Medic West Africa 2016, will witness how Philips is leveraging its deep clinical expertise, data management, consumer insights as well as partnerships to help shape the future of healthcare in West Africa. The aim is to provide more predictive and more personalized care to enable people to take charge of their own health, as well as first time right diagnoses and more effective treatments.

 

Radiology plays an important role in helping detect and characterize disease at its earliest possible stages; assists in treatment planning and assessment; and helps in the management of overall patient care.  Designed to help shorten the time between diagnosis and treatment, Philips’ full range of radiology solutions in cardiology, oncology, and women’s health are driving cost-effective, more consistent and higher quality care across the entire hospital enterprise.

 

“With advancements in data driven digital health technology, radiology has the power to significantly impact the way care is delivered, as it plays a critical role in the majority of healthcare decisions,” said  Ime Umo, CEO, Philips West Africa. “By integrating advanced diagnostic imaging technologies with specialized informatics, Philips is helping its customers to enhance the diagnostic process, facilitate seamless collaboration and improve workflow efficiencies – all for the enhancement of patient care.”

 

To demonstrate their vision and commitment to connected innovations across the health continuum, Philips is introducing new technologies to the West African healthcare market at the show. These new technologies includes but not limited to the followings:

Intellispace Portal

Intellispace Portal
The Philips IntelliSpace Portal is a web-enabled image and information management system with a single integrated workspace that produces a holistic view of the patient’s care continuum; it is one of the most comprehensive solutions for problem detection, diagnostics, and therapy follow up, offering a full suite of tools to increase accuracy of quantitative measurements and reproducibility, decision support tools to boost diagnostics confidence. 

CX50 Ultrasound 

CX50
CX50 CompactXtreme portable ultrasound system - Combines the image quality expected of a traditional, premium, full-size system with the convenience of portability. Features PureWave crystal technology, one of the biggest breakthroughs in piezoelectric transducer technology in 40 years which has been clinically proven to improve image quality across the patient population, especially on technically-difficult patients

Premium fluoroscopy and digital radiography

CombiDiagnost

CombiDiagnost R90 is a premium remote controlled fluoroscopy system in combination with high-end digital radiography, designed to improve room utilization in a cost effective manner.

 

CombiDiagnost R90 provides excellent dose management features like grid-controlled fluoroscopy, new dynamic UNIQUE image processing which offers consistent, outstanding image quality for radiography and fluoroscopy applications, supporting high room utilization and patient throughput. 

Critical Care Ventilation

Critical care ventilation
The V680 critical care ventilator provides high performance ventilation in invasive and noninvasive modes at a fraction of the cost of two separate systems. This advanced two-in-one platform includes a full complement of invasive and noninvasive modes, lung mechanics maneuvers, and comprehensive dynamic patient monitoring.

The V680 ventilator includes a number of advanced technologies designed to simplify use, support uninterrupted invasive or noninvasive ventilation, and help reduce the incidence of unwanted pressure spikes. Unlike other systems that stop ventilating during expiratory limb occlusion or flow sensor failure, the V680 switches to Emergency Ventilation Mode, and sounds a high-priority alarm. In this mode, the same oxygen and ventilation settings are maintained through the inspiratory limb, buying critical seconds or minutes for the patient until help arrives.

 

Philips continues to focus on driving groundbreaking connected innovations across the health continuum. Digital technologies are the enabler of such transformations in healthcare systems and Philips is determined to drive that transformation.

Medic West Africa & Philips

Medic West Africa 2016 is the biggest healthcare trade show of its kind in West Africa and takes place from 12 to 14 October 2016 in Lagos, Nigeria.  As part of its holistic approach to healthier living, Philips is providing all visitors an opportunity to take a “health break” at the Philips Juice Bar (stall M20) and sample a smoothie treat or fresh fruit juices.  

 

Philips Master classes

Philips will also be holding a series of master classes during the show, providing education on the latest healthcare advancements with a focus on innovations in radiology, imaging and cardiology.

 

·   Dr Ahmed Sultan, Ultrasound Application Specialist, Philips North East Africa, will lead the session on Advanced Echo Application for Improved Outcomes on Wednesday, 12 October from 11.30 hrs to 12.45 hrs (Seminar Room Hall 2)

 

·   Mabolo Paulin, Clinical Applications Specialist (MRI, CT, ISP), Philips South Africa, will conduct a training session on Interactive Imaging with IntelliSpace Portal: Focusing on Cardiac Health on Thursday, 13 October from 12.30 hrs to 13.45 hrs (Seminar Room Hall 2)

 

For more information on Philips’ presence at Medic West Africa 2016, follow @PhilipsNigeria for updates throughout the exhibition. 

For further information, please contact:

Radhika Choksey
Philips Group Communications - Africa  
Tel: +31 62525 9000
Email: radhika.choksey@philips.com

About Royal Philips:

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. The company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips' health technology portfolio generated 2015 sales of EUR 16.8 billion and employs approximately 69,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.