Düsseldorf, Germany – At this year’s MEDICA World Forum for Medicine in Düsseldorf, Germany, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, is showcasing innovative sleep therapy, respiratory care and diagnostic ultrasound solutions that connect people, technology and data across the health continuum – from healthy living and prevention to disease diagnosis, treatment and home care.
“At Philips, we believe a patient’s journey through the healthcare system should be seamless and highly personalized, with the right care delivered at the right time in the right place,” said Frans van Houten, CEO Royal Philips. “That means systems need to talk to each other so that all the relevant data is available whenever and wherever it’s needed. The intelligent sleep therapy, respiratory care and ultrasound solutions we are showcasing at this year’s MEDICA bridge important transitions from healthy living to diagnosis, and clinical treatment to home care and chronic disease management, allowing patients to return home and enjoy the most out of life as quickly as possible”.
With extensive experience in both the consumer health and professional healthcare domains, and access to the latest medical knowledge via clinical collaborations worldwide, Philips is in a unique position to provide integrated solutions that combine systems, smart devices, software and services – connecting patients and providers to deliver highly effective personalized care.
Highlighted products and solutions presented by Philips at MEDICA 2017 include:
Philips Lumify app-based mobile ultrasound
Connected to a user-supplied compatible Android smart device, Philips’ Lumify app-based hand-held ultrasound solution helps healthcare professionals make fast, informed decisions in a wide range of applications. Pre-sets are already available for cardiac, abdominal (including lung), obstetrics/gynecology, superficial, vascular, soft tissue, musculoskeletal, gallbladder, and FAST (Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma) examinations. Lumify’s suite of point-of-care transducers allows physicians in multiple point-of-care situations to take advantage of every crucial moment without the time and mobility restrictions of locating a full-blown ultrasound cart. To use Lumify, they simply have to download the Lumify app to a compatible Android smart device from the Google Play store, connect the Lumify transducer to the device and launch the app to begin scanning. The app now features several newly introduced upgrades, including the ability for users to adjust the orientation of the image and marker, and new obstetrics calculations for fetal age calculation. Philips Lumify is now available in Germany, as well as in many other countries around the world.
eL18-4 Transducer for OB/GYN, Pediatrics and Small Parts Imaging
Philips’ newest transducer allows fine-elevation focusing to deliver exceptional detail, resolution and tissue uniformity for clinical solutions, including: thyroid, breast, testicular, musculoskeletal, vascular, bowel, pediatrics and obstetrics. The eL18-4 builds on both the EPIQ and Affiniti ultrasound platforms, and is designed give care providers more information, making it easier to provide a confident diagnosis.
Philips DreamStation Go
DreamStation Go is Philips’ smallest positive airway pressure (PAP) device designed to simplify travel for patients living with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This discreet, slim-profile device weighs less than a kilogram and features a built-in power supply that reduces the number of components users have to pack. Philips’ innovative, 12mm micro-flexible tubing continues the compact trend across the holistic system, minimizing bulk while enhancing mobility and comfort. At half the size of Philips’ previous generation devices, DreamStation Go delivers the same clinically-proven performance and comfort, for reliable and convenient therapy on-the-go, and meets FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) standards for in-flight use. It is available in either a fixed-pressure continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or auto-titrated positive airway pressure (APAP) model. Both options are Bluetooth-enabled for data transmission to Philips’ EncoreAnywhere and Care Orchestrator cloud-based patient management systems for clinicians. Integration with Philips’ DreamMapper application enables users to easily monitor therapy adherence across multiple devices from one consolidated dashboard.
Philips InnoSpire Go
The recent recipient of both the iF Product Design Award and International Design Excellence Award, Philips InnoSpire Go is a virtually silent, handheld nebulizer designed as a fast, convenient and portable treatment option for the increasing number of children with asthma, and adults with chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). InnoSpire Go simplifies the delivery of inhaled medication, offering fast four-minute treatment , reducing treatment time by 25 percent . InnoSpire Go features a simple two-part assembly and clinically-proven vibrating mesh technology, and can be used with all commonly prescribed respiratory medications. Its built-in, long-life battery offers up to 30 treatments per charge. Weighing only 111 grams, the InnoSpire Go’s low weight and compact size make it extremely convenient to carry and discreet to use.
Philips at MEDICA 2017
Philips is exhibiting on Booth A22, Hall 10, at MEDICA 2017, where details/demonstrations of the above products are available.
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German Armed Forces to use customized Philips Lumify ultrasound for its emergency and rescue operations.
Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) will adopt Philips’ Lumify mobile app-based diagnostic ultrasound solution as standard equipment to be used by its doctors and paramedics in emergency and rescue operations. The purchase of 142 customized and fully supported ultrasound solutions, each including three Lumify transducers, will provide the German army with the capability to make ultrasound-guided diagnoses in the field so that targeted treatment can be initiated as quickly as possible.
App-based ultrasound – anywhere, anytime
Philips’ Lumify portable ultrasound system comprises a set of handheld ultrasound transducers that connect via USB to a compatible Android smart device, such as a smartphone or tablet, to help healthcare professionals make fast, informed decisions in a wide range of applications. The system includes the Philips L12-4 linear probe, C5-2 convex probe, and S4-1 sector probe, allowing doctors to deal with a wide range of essential diagnostic situations, including Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) examinations that will help physicians in assessing conditions such as internal bleeding.
"To meet the special requirements of the German Armed Forces, we have put together a tailor-made solution that goes far beyond the mere delivery of equipment," said Bastian Werminghoff, Director Business Group Ultrasound, Philips DACH. “The Lumify systems are supplied with special transport boxes or transport backpacks that, in addition to the ultrasound probes, also contain a ruggedized tablet and all the necessary consumables, such as ultrasound gel.”
The system has also been customized with other special features to facilitate maximum uptime, including the ability to replace the tablet’s battery during operation, and easy USB cable replacement. The tablet is also pre-installed with digital medical information and resources, such as drug information, ultrasound guidelines and tutorials on using the system.
"We really have put together a package that maximizes the digital possibilities to provide optimal support for users, "explained Bastian Werminghoff.
Great potential for civil emergency medicine
Even in civil accident and emergency medicine, mobile ultrasound can be a useful supplement to other diagnostic tools, benefiting doctors and patients alike. With Lumify, emergency medical service staff can make informed diagnostic decisions at the scene of the emergency – on the street or in the patient's home – setting in motion rapid needs-based care on the spot, or forewarning emergency departments of what to expect. In hospitals, medical practices and home visits, Lumify can equally underpin rapid point-of-care diagnoses, avoiding delays or the need for patients to travel.