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Philips expands connected healthcare offering at Arab Health show

Steve Rogerson
January 4, 2015
At last week’s Arab Health exhibition in Dubai, Philips showed connected healthcare innovations that support the entire health continuum. The introductions included several next generation diagnostic products making their Middle East debut.
Philips introduced the Ingenia 1.5T S complemented with the patient in-bore that creates an immersive experience, allowing the patient to relax through the examination. Alongside this was the Affiniti, an ultrasound system that provides technology to help radiology and ultrasound departments face more patients with fewer resources, and IntelliSpace Portal 7.0, combining high quality images, analysis and a workflow efficiency tool into one analysis tool.
In the area of treatment, the Veradius Unity made its debut at Arab Health. Designed to improve the workflow and throughput by establishing communications between the physician, operator and C-arm, it is an example of how Philips creates clinical procedures for safe and effective adaptive therapies. Philips' IntelliSpace PACS products provide real-time tools to connect patient information with clinician knowledge, resulting in more personalised care, while innovations for recovery and wellness provide a safer transition from hospital to home.
"We have an amazing opportunity here in the Middle East to work together with consumers, our clinical partners, research institutions and governments to improve the lives of people in the Middle East," said Roy Jakobs, chief executive officer for Philips in the Middle East and Turkey. “The healthcare community here is dynamic, forward thinking and most importantly ambitiously driving the agenda to improve care across the board. Together, we can build a truly connected and advanced healthcare system in the region.”