NETHERLANDS – Prisma Health and Royal Philips have collaborated to improve the latter’s enterprise interoperability, patient monitoring, and enterprise imaging capabilities.

Prisma Health will gain access to the Philips HealthSuite secure cloud platform as part of the partnership, which will help it improve enterprise interoperability.

Philips’ portfolio of real-time patient monitoring, therapeutic devices, telehealth, image management, and informatics interoperability solutions will benefit the healthcare system.

Along with the Philips Capsule Medical Device Information Platform, the portfolio includes radiology and cardiology PACS, advanced visualization, vendor-neutral archive (VNA), and Philips Enterprise Viewer Vue Motion.

In addition to access to Philips technologies, Prisma Health will have the largest installation in North America of the ‘Philips Enterprise Performance Analytics – Performance Bridge’ platform.

Philips North America chief market leader Vitor Rocha said: “At Philips, we made a deliberate decision to create an end-to-end enterprise strategy that will help our customers overcome interoperability barriers and enable data sharing.

Health systems shouldn’t have to worry about integrating technology, which is why we have developed vendor-agnostic solutions based on standards and frameworks that bring together data from applications, systems, and devices.

“This allows our partners to focus on what is most important to them and their patients – continuously improving the patient journey and outcomes.”

The Performance Bridge platform gives healthcare professionals access to nearly real-time data on departmental performance on an interactive dashboard.

It combines data from various imaging modalities and informatics solutions to improve organizational efficiency and open up new revenue streams.

Prisma Health is described as South Carolina’s largest non-profit healthcare system, with approximately 30,000 team members working across 18 acute and specialty hospitals and more than 300 outpatient sites.

It employs nearly 2,000 physicians and serves over 1.5 million unique patients per year in its market area, which encompasses half of South Carolina.

By teaming up with Philips, the healthcare system in South Carolina will be enabled to achieve its quadruple goal of improving patient and staff satisfaction, lowering costs, and improving patient outcomes.

It plans to use Philips Performance Bridge to boost innovation and track the quality of its healthcare delivery.

Prisma Health also intends to leverage Philips Performance Bridge to enhance innovation and monitor the quality of its healthcare delivery.

Prisma Health senior vice president, chief information officer Rich Rogers said: “When our two regional healthcare organizations merged, an enterprise-wide technology strategy became critical to standardize best practices across the whole system, creating new bridges between hospital and home care and continuing to drive innovation.”

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