Philips and Microsoft to Streamline Radiology Workflow and Processes

Royal Philips Electronics and Microsoft collaborate to streamline the workflow of radiologists as they seek to build and understand the complete clinical context of a patient. The collaboration builds upon the companies' existing commitment to work together to connect technologies that'll help yield faster delivery of meaningful health information, improve healthcare efficiency and productivity, and […]

Royal Philips Electronics and Microsoft collaborate to streamline the workflow of radiologists as they seek to build and understand the complete clinical context of a patient. The collaboration builds upon the companies' existing commitment to work together to connect technologies that'll help yield faster delivery of meaningful health information, improve healthcare efficiency and productivity, and reduce development and infrastructure costs.

The companies will connect Microsoft Amalga, a data aggregation platform, with Philips iSite PACS (picture archiving and communication system) to give radiologists the ability to view a complete set of a patient's data stored across the health enterprise -- e.g., admission, discharge and transfer (ADT) data, lab data, pathology reports and medications -- alongside the patient's images stored in the iSite PACS system. The ability to view digital imaging and communications in medicine (DICOM) and non-DICOM data in one place will reduce the time radiologists currently spend probing separate, disconnected information systems to build a comprehensive view of patient history and allow them to focus more time on case review, analysis and diagnostics.

Under the agreement, Philips and Microsoft will collaborate to configure, market and sell a connected solution that enables radiologists using the Philips iSite Radiology viewer to make a single click within iSite to access a patient's clinical data aggregated, delivered, and displayed within Microsoft Amalga. Today, in order to view a patient's labs, medications and other data, a radiologist must start multiple clinical IT apps, log into each one, navigate to the specific patient and then click through multiple screens in each application to build a complete mental picture of the patient's history. With the connected solution, Microsoft Amalga will aggregate patient data from the hospital's multiple IT systems and deliver a unified view to the radiologist, eliminating the need to navigate separate applications.

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