• Strategic 10-year agreement will support large-scale transformation of Oulu University Hospital and their aim to become ‘the smartest hospital in the world’
• Philips’ latest diagnostic and interventional solutions and healthcare transformation services will help drive operational efficiency and improved outcomes, while also enhancing the patient and staff experience
• Agreement enables ongoing collaboration to maximize operational performance and clinical research opportunities
Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and Oulu University Hospital (Finland) today announced a strategic 10-year partnership agreement to support the hospital’s ambitious OYS2030 renewal program. The program aims to transform the operations and facilities of Oulu University Hospital to meet the challenges of future specialized care for the approximately 750,000 inhabitants of Northern Finland. Philips is providing its latest image-guided therapy solutions and innovations to transform the diagnosis and treatment of patients, as well as maintenance, consultancy and financing services.
The agreement will also act as an enabler for collaboration between the hospital and a Philips consultancy team specialized in providing services to drive healthcare transformation. Working closely with Oulu University Hospital, this team will identify unmet needs and help map out the way forward to maximize the benefits of the partnership and associated clinical research collaborations. Together, the organizations will drive efficiencies and innovations aimed at helping the hospital deliver on the Quadruple Aim of better health outcomes, increased efficiency, and improved patient and staff experiences.
As part of the first phase of the agreement, Philips will deliver 11 state-of-the-art interventional suites to support the hospital’s new interventional cardiology and interventional radiology departments. They will all be equipped with the latest release of Philips’ Image Guided Therapy System – Azurion with FlexArm – an advanced image-guided therapy platform that offers the latest innovations to help physicians improve efficiency, workflow and treatment outcomes, while also delivering a unique patient and staff experience. Azurion, together with other integrated live 3D visualization and device guidance solutions from Philips, supports a wide range of minimally-invasive procedures, ranging from cardiac and vascular to acute neuro and oncology treatments.