PHILADELPHIA, PA — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) and Lankenau Heart Institute, part of Main Line Health, announced they recently entered a five-year strategic partnership focused on integrated cardiovascular solutions. Working together, Philips and Main Line Health will develop an ecosystem of clinically-enabled cardiovascular solutions that will allow Main Line Health to standardize and integrate technology across its network, helping to unlock patient data for better clinical decisions, while optimizing workflows for a better patient and staff experience. In addition, the partnership aims to help Main Line Health drive predictability and consistency in costs, as well as focus on clinical and technical training.
“Providing care to the Philadelphia region and its western suburbs, Main Line Health is committed to delivering advanced medicine to treat and cure disease, while also playing an important role in prevention strategies and disease management. At its core are four of the region’s most respected acute care hospitals – Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital. Moreover, Main Line Health conducts clinical research in the latest health care innovations and trains physicians and other health care providers to ensure its staff can provide the best, most advanced care to the communities they serve. Through this innovative business model, we will have a technology partner who can help us adopt the solutions that will not only help us drive operational efficiency, they will allow us to expand the type of quality care our patients have come to expect,” said Trudy Mazzone, MS, BSRT, (R), System Director, Main Line Health Cardiovascular Services and Co-director, Lankenau Heart Institute.
“By partnering with Philips, we will be able to continue our world-class cardiovascular care system-wide, including fully renovating and installing state-of-the-art Philips equipment to provide advanced cardiovascular and neuro care at Bryn Mawr Hospital and Paoli Hospital,” said William Gray, MD, System Chief, Cardiovascular Diseases, Main Line Health and Co-director, Lankenau Heart Institute. “This will allow us to define a strategy for the future, adopting novel technology as it evolves.”
This long-term strategic partnership will uniquely focus on integrated cardiovascular solutions. As part of the partnership, a dedicated team of Philips solutions architects will work collaboratively with Main Line Health to understand their challenges and develop technology plans around the cardiovascular service line. These technology plans are tailored to their needs with three objectives in mind: clinical, operational and business model innovation.
Philips brings over a century of experience in healthcare, providing best practices in world-class facility planning and design, intelligent technology implementation, data analytics and IT integration, and education management, as well as workflow and performance optimization.
“Healthcare technology is evolving at a rapid rate and partnering with Main Line Health will allow us to understand patient needs and workflows, map them to the right solutions and help them to deliver on the quadruple aim,” said Vitor Rocha, Market Leader for Philips North America. “Together we can help them keep pace with technology, allowing them to focus on what is most important: providing high-quality care, positive patient outcomes and a superior patient experience for their community.”
William Gray has a consulting relationship with Philips.
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