Healius partners with Philips to deploy digital pathology solution


Wednesday, 29 September, 2021

Healius partners with Philips to deploy digital pathology solution

Royal Philips, a global health technology player, has partnered with Healius Pathology, an Australian provider of private medical laboratory and pathology services, to deploy a multisite digital pathology solution.

Digital pathology aims to reduce pressure on pathology services by streamlining workflow and extending collaboration to increase diagnostic confidence. The Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution will initially be rolled out through Healius Pathology's National Pathology Division with the goal of providing easy and immediate access to medical and veterinary pathology information across the business, allowing clinicians to make timely decisions about patient care.

A pathological review of patient tissue has historically been done using a microscope. Pathologists can now gain new insights through real-time collaboration with Image Management System (IMS) software and algorithms designed to aid, streamline and maximise diagnostic confidence. The Philips solution will allow Healius pathologists to digitise their workflow with consistently high image quality and fast first time right scanning capabilities.

John McKechnie, Healius Pathology CEO, said, "Our goal is to implement digital pathology in our laboratories to create a fully digital multisite network. Once deployed across our business, the new solution will create a virtual pathology network that will reinvent the pathologist experience, improving turnaround time and enabling increased quality and versatility of the digital image provided to pathologists for interpretation and diagnosis."

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