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Philips spotlights AI-powered health information management solutions at HIMSS & Health 2.0 Europe

June 11, 2019

Intelligent Connected Care solutions feature expansion of Philips IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition, Tasy EMR and Tele-ICU technology into Europe
Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Helsinki, Finland – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, will showcase its latest scalable and interoperable health information management portfolio at the HIMSS and Health 2.0 European Congress, taking place June 11-13 in Helsinki, Finland.  Philips integrated solutions, enhanced by adaptive intelligence across key areas of health information management, address some of the biggest challenges facing Health IT professionals including inefficient workflows, interoperability, managing data overload and aggregation, cost control and cybersecurity.

Expansion of Philips Connected Care solutions into new markets

Earlier this year, Philips announced the latest iteration of its IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition, which combines Philips Radiology, Cardiology portfolios and PerformanceBridge, which now includes the new IntelliSpace Precision Medicine Oncology Platform, IntelliSpace Precision Medicine Genomics and IntelliSpace Exchange solutions. The comprehensive enterprise-wide health informatics solution leverages adaptive intelligence and advanced technology, powered by Philips HealthSuite, to enable health systems to make informed and timely decisions, in the right place at the right time. Following several successful installations and clinical use in the U.S., Philips IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition is now available in Germany and the Middle East, with continued expansion to additional international markets planned in the coming months.

“The complexity of hospital IT operations is growing rapidly, causing increasing challenges for CIOs and health IT departments worldwide,” said Carla Kriwet, Chief Business Leader of Connected Care at Philips. “Solutions like IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition further demonstrate Philips’ commitment to provide an intelligent, integrated system of data management and analytics to help facilitate more informed decision-making and care delivery to improve health outcomes, patient and staff experience and reduce cost of care.”

Philips has also extended its Acute Care Suite of critical care applications through successful Tele-ICU implementations in the UK, the Middle East, Australia and Japan to address the shortage of critical care expert physicians. The Philips eICU Program is a globally adopted solution, linking technology with evidence based care transformation. Through a centralized continuous model of clinical surveillance, advanced clinical decision support analytics enable providers to identify clinically meaningful results to intervene proactively at the earliest indication of patient deterioration. Data is then communicated via audio-video technology with bedside caregivers to develop the best course of treatment from wherever they are located. In addition, Philips Tasy EMR [1], a next generation electronic medical record solution, has expanded into the European market and Australia.  Philips Tasy EMR offers one integrated solution across all care settings through a single platform and database to enable centralized management of clinical, organizational and administrative processes. Advanced clinical analytics allow for streamlining workflows, driving quality and efficiency of care and patient safety.

Philips AI-powered solutions spotlight at HIMSS & Health 2.0

Philips integrated solutions feature smart enterprise systems, devices, software and services that bring together patient population data to help drive a more proactive approach to care. Data-driven actionable insights leverage AI to help enable precision diagnosis and standardization of care across the enterprise and improve workflows. Visitors to the Philips Booth (6a20) at HIMSS Europe will experience a full suite of integrated connected care solutions in key areas including:

  • In hospital – Philips AI-based solutions manage vast amounts of patient-generated health data, integrate information within the EMR, and leverage predictive analytics to help drive better informed care decisions. Along with IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition, additional solutions include:
    • Philips Critical Care CIS, enables paperless clinical workflows and provides advanced analytics, decision support, integrated care management and reporting for the ICU, Operating Room and Anesthesia teams.
    • Philips eICU, a scalable, centralized tele-ICU solution combining Audio/Visual  technology, predictive analytics, data visualization and advanced reporting to extend critical care resources to the bedside via technology regardless of location.
    • Philips Interoperability open standards-based software solutions for fast and flawless data flows between medical systems and information sources at departmental and enterprise levels, and Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) across health systems.
    • Philips Tasy EMR, a comprehensive healthcare informatics solution currently used by  nearly 1000 global healthcare institutions and named Best in KLAS PAS (Patient Administration System) Category Leader 2016 and 2017 in Latin America.
    • PerformanceBridge, Philips’ vendor agnostic, integrated, scalable portfolio of services, analytics, tools, and support empowers hospital departments with real-time information to improve performance and build a program for continuous improvement.
  • Precision Diagnosis – Integrated informatics solutions across cardiology, oncology and radiology, enable clinicians to access data from disparate sources in a holistic view to deliver information enhanced by adaptive intelligence applications for more confident diagnoses. Solutions include:
    • Philips IntelliSpace Precision Medicine cloud-based platform brings together actionable clinical patient information from disparate data sources, intelligently organized across rich dashboards to facilitate collaborative diagnostic treatment and follow-up decisions by Multidisciplinary Tumor Boards via Dana-Farber Oncology Pathways, Genomic Bioinformatics and Interpretation, Clinical Trial Matching and Clinical Dashboards.
    • Philips Illumeo with Adaptive Intelligence introduces a new paradigm of clinically intelligent software designed to change how clinicians see, seek and share information by providing a tailored workflow experience which adapts to preferences and patient context.
  •  In the home – Sleep & Respiratory Care, featuring Philips COPD Pathway Management analytics, help manage COPD patients at home to reduce COPD readmissions and the total cost of care.
  • Care Management – Philips Patient Care Analytics features advanced technology to aggregate and analyze data to bridge the gap between acute and home-based care, supporting patients with programs to deliver the right care at the right time in the most appropriate and lowest care settings.

Beyond the exhibition floor, Philips executives and customers will also participate in plenary and speaker sessions throughout the event, addressing topics ranging from the latest in EMR innovation, to pushing the frontier of interoperability.  A complete list of speaker sessions, dates and times is available here.

Philips releases Future Health Index 2019 report at HIMSS Europe

Earlier today, Philips also announced its 2019 Future Health Index (FHI) report: ‘Transforming healthcare experiences: Exploring the impact of digital health technology on healthcare professionals and patients.’ Now in its fourth year, the report focuses on the role digital health technology plays in improving both the individual and the healthcare professional experience – two key pillars of healthcare’s ‘Quadruple Aim.’ To access the 2019 FHI report, visit https://www.philips.com/a-w/about/news/future-health-index/reports/2019/transforming-healthcare-experiences.html.

For more information on Philips Connected Care Experience at HIMSS Europe 2019, visit booth 6a20 and follow @PhilipsLiveFrom for updates throughout the event.

[1] Philips Tasy EMR is available for sale in Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Poland, UAE, Australia and New Zealand.

For further information, please contact:

Kathy O’Reilly
Philips Group Press Office
Tel.: +1 978-221-8919
E-mail : kathy.oreilly@philips.com

Twitter: @kathyoreilly

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. Headquartered in the Netherlands, 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. Philips generated 2018 sales of EUR 18.1 billion and employs approximately 77,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.


Skybox Security Suite 10 Simplifies Cyber Risk Management

Skybox 10 introduces industry-leading prioritization techniques to score risk of vulnerabilities and assets, enhances security policy management automation and further improves user experience

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Skybox® Security, a global leader in cyber risk management, has announced the launch of Skybox® Security Suite 10. This latest product version further strengthens Skybox capabilities to simplify enterprise security management processes that oversee mass-scale, hybrid networks.

“The CISO’s biggest challenge is complexity,” said Skybox CEO and founder Gidi Cohen. “It has become impossible for security teams to understand — let alone manage — security effectively in today’s multi-cloud, hybrid environments. The development behind Skybox 10 was done with the aim of making it easier to manage security policies in clouds, monitor risks to industrial control systems, and find important assets at risk. We want to help CISOs maximize the value of their teams and their technology to secure and support the business.”

Skybox 10 brings an intuitive, customizable user experience to simplify management of vulnerabilities, security policies, firewalls and changes from a central solution. Cloud and operational technology (OT) security insights are integrated seamlessly for uniform risk management across hybrid networks. Intelligent automation brings harmony and efficiency to multi-vendor environments, integrating data and yielding contextual insight. Customers can also use the new REST API to leverage Skybox intelligence in other tools and processes, increasing their ROI.

Skybox 10 also includes several new integrations including Splunk, ElasticSearch and ServiceNow, as well as Twistlock which provides visibility to the security of containers in cloud-native applications.

The biggest changes are found in the vulnerability management module, Skybox® Vulnerability Control, which just received Best Vulnerability Management Solution at the SC Europe Awards. The new release provides fast access to vulnerability insights through fully customizable dashboards and reports. New, flexible risk scoring allows users to replace generic severity scores with context-based scores unique to their environment; this prioritization method shrinks the workload to focus on exposed and exploitable vulnerabilities — typically less than one percent of an organization’s occurrences.

“Risk scoring is one of those things that’s so simple on its face, but in reality, there’s a hugely detailed process going on under the hood,” said Skybox Security VP of Products Amrit Williams. “Our methodology goes way beyond CVSS severity and exploitability, taking into account asset importance, exposure within the network and more. We make it easy to determine which assets are at risk and see if an existing security control can be used to protect against an attack, even without a patch. This is critical to knowing which risks require immediate attention and which ones can wait for scheduled remediation.”

“For the last decade, accurate risk prioritization has been the thing that eludes enterprises and can lead to serious damage,” said Michael Osterman, principal analyst at Osterman Research. “Having a way to bring the right vulnerabilities — and vulnerable assets — to light with an approach that quantifies exposure and exploitability will be hugely valuable.”

To learn more about Skybox 10, visit our webpage.

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Philips’ Future Health Index 2019 report focuses on the role digital health technology plays in improving both the clinician and patient experience

June 11, 2019

Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced the publication of its Future Health Index (FHI) 2019 report: ‘Transforming healthcare experiences: Exploring the impact of digital health technology on healthcare professionals and patients’ [1]. The report reflects independent research, commissioned by Philips, of what is required to accelerate the shift from volume-based to value-based care in the global drive for sustainable healthcare systems.

Now in its fourth year, the report focuses on the role digital health technology plays in improving both the individual citizen and the healthcare professional experience – two elements of the ‘Quadruple Aim’ in healthcare. The FHI finds that, despite the majority of individuals wanting access to their digital health record (DHR) and being prepared to share it more widely with healthcare professionals, insufficient data sharing currently takes place. This is especially true for data collected by individuals themselves. While around two-fifths of healthcare professionals recommend that patients track health data, such as their blood pressure (44%) or weight (39%), only 9% said that most or all of their patients share this data with them on an ongoing basis.

“Two-way sharing of information is not only essential to deliver the right care at the right time, it also helps to improve the patient and clinician experience,” said Jan Kimpen, Chief Medical Officer for Philips. “Informed and empowered patients also take better care of their health, which contributes to the last element of the Quadruple Aim – lower cost of care. Today’s Future Health Index report highlights that health and healthcare is all about people. For example, the patient-clinician relationship is highly symbiotic. In terms of each party’s well-being, what one side does affects the other and vice versa.”

The Future Health Index 2019 report’s researchers identified three key themes:

1. Engaged and digitally enhanced healthcare professionals
This theme focuses on how healthcare professionals are increasingly using and advocating digital health technology to improve their own experiences. The report highlights that the majority of healthcare professionals are adapting to new ways of working, with 76% reporting that they use digital health records within their hospital/practice, and 80% sharing patient information electronically with other healthcare professionals inside their health facility.

“While many conventional DHRs are often criticized by doctors because of their intrinsic shortcomings, it is encouraging to see that the FHI study shows that the majority of the doctors interviewed still find them useful, so that patient information is readily available to them and ready to share within their hospital,” said Jan Kimpen.

The survey results also point to areas where the full benefits of technology still need to be unlocked.

“Healthcare professionals are rarely prepared in terms of how to use digital technology and data when they’re training for clinical practice,” commented Patricia Mechael, Co-founder and Policy Lead at HealthEnabled and Technical Lead for the Global Digital Health Index. “They may be receiving the latest information when it comes to clinical diagnostics and treatment, but they’re not being trained in the communications and data techniques that they’ll need to use alongside their clinical skills.”

2. Empowered patients – access to data, more control
The study indicates that giving patients access to their own health data makes them more likely to engage with it in a way that will improve the quality of care they receive and their overall healthcare experience. Of the individuals surveyed, those who share their health data with their healthcare professional are more likely to rate the quality of care as good, very good or excellent (74%) compared to those who don’t share it (66%). In addition, 63% of individuals who currently do not have, or don’t know if they have access to their digital health record, say they want it.

“When patients are more involved in their care, anecdotally we do see better outcomes – they develop a richer and more sophisticated understanding of their health journey,” said Dr. K. Elizabeth Hawk, Clinical Instructor, Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine; Radiologist, Matrix Division, Radiology Partners. “Giving patients this access not only empowers them, it also builds a better relationship between physician and patient. And narrowing this disconnect can have a dramatic impact on physician burnout, too.”

“Patients are explicitly asking for access to their digital health records,” said Jan Kimpen. “The benefits are clear. Now is the time for the healthcare industry at large to step up its efforts to really bring patients into the cloud. Other industries have shown that the technology is there to do it in a safe way.”

3. Learning from forerunners
The third theme looks at how some countries have leapfrogged others when it comes to health technology and how digital health technologies are increasingly becoming part of the everyday healthcare experience for both healthcare professionals and patients. For example, the surveyed individuals in China, Saudi Arabia and India more frequently said they take action related to their health as a result of tracking key health indicators via digital health technology or mobile health apps. The experiences of digital health technology forerunners provide lessons that all countries can learn from and apply to their own healthcare systems.

“We know from the previous three editions of the FHI study that it is hard for countries with a developed healthcare system to change, simply because of the legacy,” said Jan Kimpen. “So we should learn from countries with an emerging healthcare system that have leapfrogged in the adoption of digital technologies. Technology is no longer a limiting factor, the important thing for all of us is to be prepared for change.”

Since 2016, Philips has conducted original research to help determine the readiness of countries to address global health challenges and build efficient and effective health systems.  Details on the methodology and a full list of sources are available here. To read the full report, visit www.philips.com/futurehealthindex-2019.

[1] The Future Health Index surveys were fielded from March 4 to May 19, 2019 in 15 countries (Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, The Netherlands, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Poland, U.K. and U.S.) in their native language. The survey was conducted online and offline (as relevant to the needs of each market) with a sample size of 1,000 per market for individuals (general population) and 200 per market for healthcare professionals. The exceptions were the US and Germany, which each had slightly larger samples of healthcare professionals. For the general population audience, the survey is representative of key demographics e.g. age, gender, region, location type (rural/urban), income/SEL/education and ethnicity (where appropriate to ask). This was achieved through a mix of balancing and weighting. In Saudi Arabia and Brazil, the survey is nationally representative of the online population. The survey length was approximately 15 minutes for the U.S., Germany, and the Netherlands, and approximately 10 minutes for the remaining markets. The total sample from the survey includes 3,194 healthcare professionals (defined as those who work in healthcare as a doctor, surgeon, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse or nurse across a variety of specializations) and 15,114 individuals that represent the adult general population.

For further information, please contact:

Steve Klink
Philips Group Press Office
Tel.: +31 6 10888824
E-mail: steve.klink@philips.com

Kathy O’Reilly
Philips Group Press Office
Tel.: +1 978 221 8919
E-mail : kathy.oreilly@philips.com

Twitter:  @kathyoreilly

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. Headquartered in the Netherlands, 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. Philips’ health technology portfolio generated 2018 sales of EUR 18.1 billion and employs approximately 77,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.


32 years of suffering due to floods in KL

KUALA LUMPUR, A housewife did not expect that moving to the capital city to get a better life would end up with her ‘suffering’ after having to stay in an area that faced frequent flooding.

Rofizan Awang, 60, from Terengganu has been renting a house in Kampung Periuk here since 1987 with her husband and brother-in-law who is a trader.

“When flash floods first happened, I was quite surprised but neighbours who were also renting in this area told me the floods would happen if there was a heavy downpour.

“This year alone, there have already been two incidents of flooding and today it is quite bad as the water level reaches waist level,” she said when met by Bernama on location.

Rofizan said despite having been informed of the matter, the landlord and the authorities just kept silent and no action had been taken.

Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur Civil Defence Force operations officer Capt Shahrul Kamar Mohd Johari said the flooding that started at around 3 pm began to recede at about 7.30 pm.

He said 10 families involving 41 flood victims were temporarily housed at the Sultan Sulaiman Hall.

“The number of victims increased since yesterday from 38 to 41 after their homes were hit by floods.

“The evacuation centre will be open for about two days depending on the situation and will be closed after the damaged houses have been repaired,” he said when contacted.

He said Kampung Periuk was often hit by flash floods due to it being in a crater position which put it at the mercy of the Klang River when it overflows.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Flash flood forces relocation of 13 families

TANJUNG MALIM, Forty-five people from 13 families in Kampung Klah Baru in Sungkai near here, were relocated to a temporary evacuation centre after their homes were hit by a flash flood, following heavy rains this evening.

According to the Batang Padang District Disaster Management Secretariat, the Kampung Klah Baru community hall was opened as an evacuation centre after flood waters exceeded the one metre level.

Twenty personnel from various agencies including the Civil Defence Force, Royal Malaysia Police, Fire and Rescue Department and the Social Welfare Department undertook the evacuation operation.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Customs seize contraband alcoholic drinks, ciggies worth RM165,000 in Miri

MIRI, The Customs Department seized 693,504 sticks of cigarettes and 7,406.73 litres of alcoholic drinks worth RM165,298.71 in raids at a premises and on a lorry in Bandar Baru Permyjaya here at 10 am yesterday.

Sarawak Customs director, Datuk Sharifah Halimah Tuanku Taha in a statement here today said that a 40-year-old man was detained in the raids to assist investigations relating to the contraband items.

Halimah said unpaid duty for the contraband at the premises amounted to RM58,510.06 while for the items seized from the lorry stood at RM661.992.08.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Unsolicited visitor: king cobra drops by at grocery shop

KUANTAN, A grocery shop in Kampung Permatang Pinang in Merchong, Pekan near here, today received an uninvited ‘customer’, a 4.8-metre (16 ft) king cobra.

The snake, estimated to weigh about seven kilogrammes, was caught by an oil palm planter Shafiq Zulkifli, 23, who is known to residents around Pekan as a ‘snake charmer’.

Shafiq, who has been handling snakes for five years, said the snake was caught under the supervision of firefighters from the Nenasi Fire and Rescue station.

“I was informed by the shop owner and fire personnel on finding the snake behind a shelf at about noon.

The snake was found to be not aggressive because it is believed to have just shed its skin and the new skin was still beautiful without any scratches, he said when contacted by Bernama here today.

Shafiq said it took him five minutes to catch the snake with his bare hands before placing it in a sack.

The snake, according to him, was released back into its natural habitat in Nenasi.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)