Koninklijke Philips N.V.
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- Registration date 22 jul 2010 - 08:02
- Statutory name Koninklijke Philips N.V.
- Title Philips and SpineMark sign global partnership to improve patients' experience of spine care and reduce treatment costs
- Comments July 22, 2010 PHILIPS AND SPINEMARK SIGN GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP TO IMPROVE PATIENTS’ EXPERIENCE OF SPINE CARE AND REDUCE TREATMENT COSTS Amsterdam, The Netherlands and San Diego, United States – Royal Philips Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) and SpineMark Corporation, a leader in developing specialized centers for spine care, announced today a long-term partnership to build centers for spine care globally. The first centers for spine care resulting from this agreement will be established in the Netherlands, Spain and Turkey in the first quarter of 2011. SpineMark’s Spine Centers of Excellence (spine centers) bring together highly skilled and dedicated spine specialists, allowing patients quick and easy access to care for all spine related needs. These centers create efficient patient triage and care management systems, help manage healthcare costs and provide patients with a complete continuum of care from diagnosis to pain relief, surgery and rehabilitation. The result is a highly efficient, patient-centric standard of care. As part of this agreement, Philips will draw on its competencies in healthcare, lighting and design to provide an integrated solution to enhance optimal patient outcomes. This includes advanced imaging equipment such as MRI and CT scanners, healthcare IT solutions to improve spine center efficiency, and learning tools for physicians and nurses. Furthermore, Philips will equip the centers with innovative lighting solutions that create a stimulating workplace and improve productivity, as well as design solutions to streamline workflow for spine center staff. “A major part of spine care is non-surgical. For example complex diagnosis, numerous pain relief interventions and extensive rehabilitation often mean that patients can experience long waiting times for services, repeated referrals and unnecessary expense,” said Dr. Eric Silfen, chief medical officer at Philips Healthcare. “SpineMark’s innovative care delivery model and our unique part
Date last update: 05 March 2021