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Philips, a major player in health technology, and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, an acclaimed academic hospital in the Grand Est region of France, recently revealed a 10-year plan to implement Philips’ IntelliSpace Enterprise Imaging Solution. CHRU de Nancy provides 1.2 million consultation visits and inpatient stays each year. The agreement will improve the hospital’s work flow to streamline complex medical image data management across its departments to enhance the delivery of care with better results and will set an overall higher standard of care.

“As we transform to focus on delivering value in healthcare, this new enterprise informatics agreement with Philips will enable us to improve productivity, enhance collaboration between clinicians, and ultimately improve health outcomes for our patients,” said Jean-Christophe Calvo, Chief Information Officer and Head of the Biomedical Department, CHRU de Nancy. “The combination of our scale and expertise in research, and their comprehensive informatics solution, will enable us to better connect people and data, as well as providing a foundation for us to leverage artificial intelligence in healthcare.”

Philips IntelliSpace Enterprise Imaging Solution is a dynamic offering designed to meet the ever-changing needs of healthcare technicians and clinicians. It offers: IntelliSpace Universal Data Manager, which enables Enterprise Imaging by combining efficient care with effective clinical data management; IntelliSpace Radiology, a clinical user interface designed to streamline the impact radiologists have on patient care; IntelliSpace Radiology Workspace, which offers intuitive workflow; and Illumeo which offers adaptive intelligence. With this extensive product portfolio,  Philips is promoting and delivering the increasingly precise diagnosis and treatment of disease.

“The diagnostic value of medical imaging for the assessment of the anatomy and function of disease continues to increase, as the field evolves and new techniques emerge,” said Prof. Daniel Mandry, Head of the Imaging Department for Women and Children, CHRU de Nancy. “High quality medical imaging data management is key to providing a precise diagnosis. As the amount of data we capture for each patient dramatically increases, we expect Philips Illumeo to help us improve our workflows and enhance the user experience by adapting to the clinical and user context. This will free up time for our radiologists to focus on diagnosis.”

According to iData Research, a medical market research intelligence company, there are few types of imaging equipment that are in high demand. Newer modalities such as intraoperative MRIs, breast specific gamma imaging and positron emission mammography scanners have not been on the market for an extended period of time, and there are many facilities that have not purchased one. Other modalities such as CT scanners and X-ray systems have been available for many years and most healthcare facilities that require a system already own one and would only purchase a new CT scanner or X-ray system to replace an older system. The development of new technologies will drive the medical imaging equipment market. As new
technologies are released, the average selling price of imaging systems will increase. With the market expected to see an increase, Philip’s 10-year plan will deliver all functional medical imaging needs.

“In today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment, managing image data is increasingly challenging, with greater clinical demands and image data management complexity,” said Calum Cunningham, Business Leader for Enterprise Diagnostic Informatics at Philips. “Our partnership with CHRU de Nancy will support the hospital’s shift towards the delivery of value based care, securely connecting patients, the care team and data across the entire health system. Today’s announcement, alongside our recently-announced partnership with Lille University Hospital, demonstrates the pioneering role that health institutions in France are playing in the application of artificial intelligence in healthcare in Europe.”

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For Further Information

More on the medical imaging device market in the U.S. can be found in a report series published by iData Research entitled the U.S. Market Report Suite for Medical Imaging. The suite covers reports on the following markets:  X-Ray imaging, MRI, breast imaging, CT imaging, ultrasound equipment, nuclear medicine imaging, and contrast agents and injectors.