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How Philips is shaping future of health care in West Africa

By Gabriel Olawale

To shorten the time between diagnosis, treatment and the management of overall patient care, Philips has unveiled a portfolio of data driven radiology technologies and connected solutions across the health continuum.

The contemporary technologies which aim to provide holistic approach to personalized healthcare, drives first time right diagnoses and more confident clinical decision support to help improve patient outcomes and reduce costs was made public at the 2016 Medic West Africa in Lagos, the biggest healthcare trade show in West Africa.

Speaking on the cutting edge technology, the Chief Executive Officer, Philips West Africa, Mr. Ime Umo said that it is high time as a country and healthcare provider to start putting patients at the center of care and making healthcare personal.

Umo identified integrated radiology solutions as critical tools in providing early detection, clinical intervention, and reduce long-term costs in healthcare.

“Radiology plays an important role in helping detect and characterize disease at its earliest possible stages; assists in treatment planning and assessment; and helps in the management of overall patient care.

Designed to help shorten the time between diagnosis and treatment, Philips’ full range of radiology solutions in cardiology, oncology, and women’s health are driving cost-effective, more consistent and higher quality care across the entire hospital enterprise.

“With advancements in data driven digital health technology, radiology has the power to significantly impact the way care is delivered, as it plays a critical role in the majority of healthcare decisions.

“By integrating advanced diagnostic imaging technologies with specialized informatics, Philips is helping its customers to enhance the diagnostic process, facilitate seamless collaboration.”


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