Philips Tackles Health IT Challenges

  • Enterprise clinical informatics and advanced patient monitoring captures data and presents actionable insights to better manage personal and population health
  • Integrated solutions and services connect clinical data from the hospital into the home to deliver timely access to patient information to help improve outcomes
  • Philips executives join leaders from premier health systems to discuss emerging connected health technologies and innovation driving health IT

February 25, 2016

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced its participation in the 2016 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition (HIMSS16), taking place February 29 – March 4 in Las Vegas, Nev. Committed to helping health care organizations meet their biggest health IT challenges, Philips will showcase connected digital health solutions and services to help improve and optimize chronic disease management, care coordination, and personal and population health.

“We are in the midst of one of the most challenging times in healthcare history, facing growing and aging populations, the rise of chronic diseases and global resource constraints, and the transition to value-based care,” said Jeroen Tas, CEO, Connected Care and Health Informatics, Philips. “These challenges demand connected health IT solutions that integrate, collect, combine and deliver quality data for actionable insights to help improve patient outcomes, reduce costs and improve access to quality care.”

Interoperable software and solutions connecting care for continuous health

Philips will showcase advanced technology and connected health solutions addressing issues that are top of mind for health care administrators, health IT executives, clinical informatics professionals and patients. The Philips booth (#3416) will spotlight integrated software solutions and services that enable care providers to make fast, informed decisions and help health IT professionals manage the large amount of patient data coming into the system.

Philips will feature its population health predictive algorithms using robust population data and deep clinical expertise to detect patterns and predict risks before they happen. Also showcased will be Philips care coordination and telehealth solutions, enabling care teams to stay continuously connected to patients at home while helping to prevent costly hospital readmissions. Visitors to the Philips booth will also experience Philips’ connected digital health tools helping to improve the daily lives of patients coping with chronic diseases by reducing complexity, seamlessly tracking their condition, and providing proactive support to keep them living healthier and longer.

Areas of focus include Enterprise Clinical Informatics, featuring Philips’ award-winning IntelliSpace Portal, the 2015/2016 KLAS category leader for Enterprise Advanced Visualization. Philips informatics and advanced analytics deliver data that is easily accessible, contextually relevant and helps to drive actionable insights to improve patient care. Highlights include integrated solutions and services in key areas of:

  • Precision diagnostics;
  • Patient & staff safety;
  • Intelligent, universal  data management;
  • Medical imaging and visualization; and
  • Acute patient informatics.

Philips will introduce its new highly scalable, high-performance data management solution in collaboration with Hitachi Data Systems. Another service making its debut at HIMSS is the new rapid cloud-based recovery service for healthcare data that has been developed in collaboration with Amazon Web Services. This new service can move the entire data repository for any healthcare organization to the cloud in days instead of months.

The Philips booth will also feature integrated solutions focused on the Connected Patient and Population Health, aimed to improve the daily lives of patients coping with chronic diseases and individuals focused on their health and wellness, while also helping care teams stay connected to patients.  Solution highlights include:

  • Health Cloud Services centered on the Philips HealthSuite digital platform, an open, secure cloud-based platform that powers solutions that can collect, compile, store and analyze clinical and other data from multiple devices and sources;
  • Telehealth and care coordination;
  • Home care and predictive analytics;
  • Sleep and respiratory therapies; and
  • Consumer health & wellness.

Philips executives and customer leadership presentations

Philips will host multiple HealthTech Talks throughout HIMSS16 in the Forum area of their booth, featuring connected health thought leadership presentations and open discussions with customers and key opinion leaders. The full schedule of talks – which will feature health advocate, author and TV talk personality Leeza Gibbons and Philips customers Westchester Medical Center (WMCHealth), Banner Health, Partners Healthcare, UCHealth and more – is available here.

Philips will also host HealthSuite LIVE! sessions, an exclusive invite-only experience, to demonstrate how Philips collaborates with health care organizations to co-innovate and help solve their biggest health IT challenges.

Beyond the show floor, Philips will have a significant presence at the HX360TM exclusive Executive Leadership forum addressing how emerging technologies and business model changes will transform care: 

  • Healthcare Beyond the Bedside: A People-Focused Approach to Innovation: On Monday, February 29 at 1:30 p.m. PST, Carla Kriwet, CEO of Patient Care and Monitoring Solutions, will present an HX360 session on how Philips is working with research partners to enhance care in the ICU utilizing cloud-based technology.
  • Fireside Chat with Frans van Houten: In addition to participating in an invite-only roundtable with industry leaders, Frans van Houten, CEO of Royal Philips, will also participate in a Fireside Chat facilitated by veteran technology reporter David Kirkpatrick of Techonomy on Tuesday, March 1 at 11:00 a.m. PST.
  • Innovation & the Future of Diabetes Care: On Tuesday, March 1 at 2:00 p.m. PST, Jeroen Tas, CEO of Connected Care and Health Informatics, will explore cutting-edge innovations and the future of diabetes management.

Philips executives will also participate in discussions centered on key issues facing health IT executives and practitioners both as part of HIMSS16 and its interactive destinations:

  • Volume-Based to Value-Based Care at a Pioneer ACO: On Thursday, March 3 at 2:30 p.m. PST, Manu Varma, Head of Strategy for Hospital to Home at Philips, will participate in a panel session alongside Julie Reisetter, CNO at Banner Health.
  • Connected Health Experience pavilion is the show’s destination for connected patients, telemedicine, remote patient monitoring and games for health:
    • Helping Seniors Age Well with Continuous Health – Kimberly O’Loughlin, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Home Monitoring, and Philips spokesperson and health advocate Leeza Gibbons will present on Tuesday, March 1 at 1:00 p.m. PST.
    • Continuous Health for the Connected Patient – Varma will also present on Wednesday, March 2 at 4:00 p.m. PST.
  • Interoperability Showcase (Booth #11954): A demonstration of cutting edge technologies and standards-based systems that advance connected health and care:
    • Francois Andry, Sr. Director Enterprise Architecture, will discuss interoperability with the Philips HealthSuite digital platform on Tuesday, March 1 at 2:30 p.m. PST.
    • Andrew Arthur, M.S., Sr. Director Engineering, will present on the seamless data interoperability journey on Wednesday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m. PST.

For more information on Philips’ presence at the 2016 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, visit and follow @PhilipsLiveFrom for #HIMSS16 updates throughout the event.