Magnetic resonance imaging has been making waves in healthcare since the 1980s. Over the last four decades, this amazing technology has evolved to meet changing healthcare requirements. But never before have the demands been as high as they are today.
Recent social and demographic developments are increasing the pressure on healthcare. Aging populations, a growing number of chronic conditions, increased burden of disease, patients living longer with illnesses, and more people having access to healthcare create a complex environment for clinicians and caregivers. In addition, there are four all-pervading objectives (collectively, ‘the quadruple aim’): cut costs, improve population health, ensure patient satisfaction, and keep staff happy.
At Philips, we want to push the boundaries of healthcare and deliver seamless care while meeting the demands of the quadruple aim. And above all, we want to put the patient first. Yet, to achieve all this and take MR to the next level, we need to rethink the way care is managed and delivered. In short, we need an MR mind-shift.