Roy Smythe’s plan to transform the physician workflow with technology

Dr. Roy Smythe’s transition from the operating room to chief medical officer of health informatics at Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) wasn’t fueled by physician burnout. Rather, it was sparked by his attempt to transform healthcare from the inside out. “It’s hard to redesign the airplane while you’re flying it,” he told MassDevice.  At Philips, Smythe works to

Philips’ digitized biopsied tissue slides wins FDA authorization

Philips recently received FDA permission to market its Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution (PIPS) – touted as the first whole slide imaging system over which pathologists can review digital versions slides prepared from biopsied tissue. The FDA permission, which the agency announced April 12, marks the first time the agency has allowed the marketing of a

Philips sees image-guided therapy transforming healthcare: Here’s how

Officials at medtech giant Royal Philips see image-guided therapy as key when it comes to health practitioners providing care that is both efficient and effective. The Dutch multinational’s work in the field provides a great example of how the ever-growing need for cost-effective healthcare around the world is driving the strategies of medical device companies.

Augmented reality will change the way you view surgery

Royal Philips, a leader in integrated image-guided therapy solutions, recently developed an augmented reality approach to spinal surgery, helping surgeons perform image-guided open and minimally-invasive surgery. When placing pedicle screws, the augmented reality (AR) technology had an overall accuracy of 85%, compared to the 64% accuracy of non-AR assisted surgical navigation. Ronald Tabaksblat, senior vice president and

Philips is bringing augmented reality to surgery: Here’s how

Royal Philips, a leader in integrated image-guided therapy solutions, has developed an augmented-reality (AR) surgical navigation technology. The new technology is designed to help surgeons perform image-guided open and minimally-invasive spine surgery. Philips has 750 hybrid operating rooms installed worldwide to assist with surgical and minimally-invasive endovascular procedures. These hybrid OR solutions paired with the

Elekta, Philips to install MR-linac system at Wisconsin cancer center

Elekta said it and its MRI tech partner Philips began installation of an investigational high-field MR-adaptive linear accelerator system at Wisconsin’s Froedtert & MCW Clinical Cancer Center at the Froedtert Hospital. The site is the 2nd U.S. and 5th global site to install an MR-linac system, which is under functional evaluation at centers in The Netheralands,

Philips connects Trilogy ventilators to the Internet of Things

Philips said today its Trilogy family of portable ventilators are slated to be connected to its Care Orchestrator connected care management application. The Care Orchestrator program is a cloud-connected health app designed to connect informatics and intelligence info for providers, payers and patients alongside clinical management workflow information. The system is slated to go operational this year,

Philips outsources mammogram electronics assembly to Note

Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) inked an outsourced assembly deal with Northern European manufacturer NOTE to work with its Mammography Solutions division. The move was made as part of a re-orgnization of Philips operations in Solna, Sweden, according to NOTE. The outsourcing will utilize NOTE’s assembly capabilities, including complex assembly in a clean room environment. “We went