Time: September 21, 2019
Philips has introduced three health care technology projects in partnership with the Ministry of Health, at Saudi Arabia’s premier health care platform, the Global Health Exhibition.
The three digital health care projects will provide innovative solutions to address important areas in health care within Saudi Arabia. These projects are intended to enhance patients’ access and experience of care, improve the overall health of the Saudi population, create a stress-free environment for health professionals through time efficiency, and reduce the per-capita cost of health care.
The projects include an AI-enabled Radiology Operations Command Center (ROCC). The Ministry of Health and Philips are collaborating to optimize radiology operations and resources by establishing a state-of-the-art ROCC using Philips’ latest solutions and Philips’ design. Philips’ design will support the concept design of the radiology department at the Ministry of Health to create a stress-free environment for health professionals working in the command center.
The second project is the eHealth ICU Advocate (eHIA) Tele-ICU Pilot, launched in collaboration with the Saudi Telecom Company (STC), the largest telecom operator in the Middle East. Philips will deploy its unique Tele-ICU platform — enabled by latest technology innovations in adaptive intelligence and predictive analytics. The Ministry of Health will launch this first-of-a-kind pilot that delivers standard AI-supported critical care services to patients, independent of their hospital location.
The third project is the Population Health Management, launched in collaboration with the Philips VitalHealth platform and Lean Business Services prompting e-health in Saudi Arabia. This program will enable the Ministry of Health to screen 500,000 patients diagnosed with hypertension and diabetes, thereby increasing their overall stability. The chronic disease platform launched in primary health care clinics will help add patient’s up-to-date data to files, track annual and periodic examinations and facilitate patient follow-up on an ongoing basis, which eases the process of diagnosis.
Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips is a health technology company focused on diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as on consumer health and home care.