Philips meets stringent U.S. government security requirements for pathology medical data

Philips digital pathology solution receives US Department of Defense DIACAP certification

March 10, 2016

Eindhoven, The NetherlandsRoyal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced that its digital pathology solutions are among the first pathology IT systems and equipment to be certified for compliance with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) security requirements, under its DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP). As part of this certification, Philips will follow the DoD’s Risk Management Framework (RMF) and employ industry best practices for security across all of its digital pathology solutions.

Pathology involves the examination of patient tissue samples and plays a crucial role in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of diseases, including cancer. Government and private pathology labs alike are under mounting pressures to keep pace with increased demands and the goal of improving quality of care and diagnosis. This shift is fueling the adoption of digital technologies, such as the Philips IntelliSite¹ pathology solution that is designed to streamline workflows, enhance multi-site collaboration and support paths to improved diagnosis while ensuring the privacy and security of electronic protected health information (ePHI) data.

“Digitization will continue to revolutionize health care by securely providing caregivers with integrated clinical relevant data at the right time, regardless their location," said Russell Granzow, General Manager of Philips Digital Pathology Solutions. “This latest certification allows DoD labs to leverage our platform to collaborate globally while securing the delivery of patient-related data.”

Stringent security and privacy requirements apply to all IT systems that operate on a DoD network. The DIACAP certification and Authorization to Operate (ATO) allows the Philips IntelliSite pathology solution, including the Image Management System, Pathologist Suite and Ultra-Fast Scanner, to be deployed across DoD sites globally, and further underscores Philips’ commitment to ensuring DoD’s health care information is secure and safe by continuously updating its products security.

Across the globe, several high-volume and networked pathology institutions are relying on the Philips IntelliSite Pathology platform for improved workflows, enhanced collaboration capabilities and ultimately, faster consults.

¹In the European Union, the Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution is CE Marked under the European Union's 'In Vitro Diagnostics Directive' for in vitro diagnostic use. In Canada, the Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution is licensed by Health Canada for in vitro diagnostic use. In the United States, the Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution can be used for in vitro diagnostic use for Manual Read of the Digital HER2 Application and is available for research use only. The Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution is registered for in vitro diagnostic use in Singapore and Middle East IntelliSite Pathology Solution is CE marked for primary diagnostics in the EU and Health Canada. In the U.S., Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution is cleared by FDA for diagnostic use in the evaluation of HER2 expression in breast cancer and is offered for research use (RUO).

For further information, please contact:

Steve Klink
Philips Group Communications
Tel.: +31 6 1088 8824
E-mail: steve.klink@philips.com 

Hans Driessen
Philips Digital Pathology Solutions
Tel.: +31 6 10610417
E-mail: hans.driessen@philips.com


About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2015 sales of EUR 24.2 billion and employs approximately 104,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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