Jeroen Tas of Philips to participate in panel discussion on ‘Big Data and the Future of Cardiovascular Medicine’
Andover, MA – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA) today announced its participation in the 2015 American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session and Expo (ACC) taking place from March 14-16 in San Diego, CA. During the show, Philips will demonstrate its connected solutions, along with its technological advances to streamline workflow and improve the delivery of cardiology care.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death around the world, and over 7 million people annually die of coronary heart disease alone. As a leading company to combine clinical and personal health solutions across the health continuum, Philips is uniquely situated to help healthcare professionals treat cardiovascular disease by encouraging prevention and healthy living, speeding diagnosis and treatment, and enabling more effective recovery and home care.
“Caring for cardiology patients involves so many variables, from family history to lifestyle choices to medication adherence,” said Jeroen Tas, CEO, Healthcare Informatics Solutions and Services, Philips. “Cardiologists need the ability to easily link together clinical data with images, scans, informatics and EMR data, as well as patient-reported information over time, in order to develop targeted treatment plans that improve patient care. Our HealthSuite Digital Platform will enable this integrated and a longer term view across the health continuum to address the needs of cardiology patients and their caregivers.”
During the show, Mr. Tas will present and participate in a panel session on the topic of Big Data and cardiology along with other leaders in the field of cardiology, including L. Kristin Newby and James E. Tcheng from Duke Cardiology and H. Vernon Anderson from Texas Heart Institute. The presentations and panel, entitled “Big Data: Future of Cardiovascular Medicine IV,” will be held on Sunday, March 15, from 8:00 to 9:30am PDT.
At the Philips booth (#137), the company will announce and display a number of aspects of the company’s cardiology and connected health solutions:
· On Saturday, March 14th at 10:15am PDT, Philips will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate its recent acquisition of Volcano, a global leader in catheter-based imaging and measurement solutions for cardiovascular applications.
· Philips will introduce and showcase updates to its IntelliSpace solutions in cardiology and advances in image-guided therapy. As a leading systems integrator, Philips has a broad portfolio of interventional X-ray and ultrasound imaging equipment, imaging and measurement catheters, navigation systems, software and services.
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