Health services sign 20-year strategic partnership agreements


Friday, 14 September, 2018

Health services sign 20-year strategic partnership agreements

Two NSW health services have entered into strategic partnership agreements with technology company Philips for managed equipment services.

Both Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District and Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District in New South Wales have entered into 20-year agreements with Philips, which will provide delivery, upgrade, optimisation, replacement and maintenance services for all major medical imaging solutions.

The partnerships will support precision diagnosis and therapy and drive operational performance across nine hospital sites. This managed service delivery model for medical imaging technology is the first of its kind for Philips in Australia and the ASEAN Pacific region.

Philips will structurally manage the Local Health Districts’ entire inventory of diagnostic and interventional medical imaging equipment and clinical informatics solutions, including those of other vendors, across various clinical areas including radiology, cardiology and nuclear medicine. It will also provide financing services. Through the partnerships, Philips will help to deliver on the core objectives of each Local Health District: enhancing the patient experience, managing population health, and maintaining responsible and predictable budget management to deliver the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

“These long-term strategic agreements will allow us to innately support our partners’ objectives of providing outstanding, innovative and futureproofed healthcare to their communities, by making them better informed, more efficient and more sustainable,” said Caroline Clarke, CEO Philips ASEAN Pacific.

As part of the collaboration, Philips will also support the two Local Health Districts with its integrated data analytics solution, PerformanceBridge Practice. This service aggregates and connects data from across different imaging modalities and information systems, and provides actionable insights into departmental operations to help drive continuous improvement. Next to this, each Local Health District will be able to monitor and optimise radiation exposure to both patients and their caregivers with DoseWise Portal, a radiation dose management solution.

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