This first-of-its-kind partnership will focus collective efforts on realizing value-based care by improving patient and healthcare professionals’ experiences, delivering better health outcomes, at a lower cost of care across the healthcare continuum.
“Bringing people and businesses together to unlock economic and social transformation has always been at the heart of our operations,” said Farid Faraidooni, Chief New Business & Innovation Office, du. “Although the pandemic undoubtedly altered this laser- focused approach temporarily, with business continuity and seamless connectivity for all our topmost priorities, recent events have also accelerated the pace of momentum to realize the digital transformation required to help people take better care of their health at every stage of life. As a leading national organization, we are proud to contribute to efforts in this direction and look forward to working with our partners at Philips to achieve our shared objectives in due course.”
Crucially, the potential and power of virtualized healthcare extends well beyond COVID-19. For example, the swift and sustained growth of imaging services beyond the hospital, has lead to the rise of the tele-ICU or eICU, where off-site healthcare professionals are able to interact and engage with bedside staff about patient care and exchange information in real-time.
In due course, the infrastructure provided by du and paired with Philips’ technological advancements will provide predictive analytics, data visualization, and reporting capabilities to healthcare workers. This winning combination will enable the local health system to access critical patient information, make split-second life-saving decisions, and prevent patient deterioration in general ward settings through early warning scores.