This is the sort of collaboration with rapid prototyping that ensures progress can be fast. Next, there is the intersection where partners with expertise in different fields collaborate to solve a specific clinical need. Philips, for example, has amassed a huge body of knowledge in imaging over almost 100 years. It is currently working in partnership with leading clinical institutions, health management organizations and pharmaceutical companies to develop an approach that will use a combination of risk factors, imaging markers and blood biomarkers to predict the risk of stroke and heart attack. Then there are public-private partnership ‘intersections’ that are essential to accelerate the adoption of healthcare innovations tailored to local conditions, infrastructures and business models. For example, in developing a women's healthcare service for remote villages of India, equipping a van with mammography and other diagnostic equipment was the easy part. Far harder was developing a sustainable system to ensure training of local caregivers and the transfer of images and data to hospitals for real-time analysis. To deliver this, Philips is partnering with non-governmental organizations, local healthcare government agencies and well-established hospitals.