Nigeria launch intensifies roll-out of Lumify with Reacts tele-ultrasound in Africa
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New tele-ultrasound solution extends the reach of ultrasound to broader network of healthcare providers
Following close on the heels of last month’s introduction in Kenya, Philips has launched its highly innovative Lumify with Reacts mobile tele-ultrasound solution in Nigeria at Medic West Africa, West Africa’s largest healthcare event. Designed to extend the reach of ultrasound applications to a broader network of healthcare providers, as well as helping to improve care and reduce costs, Philips’ Lumify ultrasound ecosystem brings together mobile applications, advanced ultrasound transducer technology, IT, training, education and support services into a fully integrated subscription-based tele-ultrasound solution.
Lumify’s unique combination of connectivity, simplicity, portability and flexibility enables clinicians to perform ultrasound examinations across a variety of clinical settings, from cardiology suites down to under resourced semi-urban and rural areas.
CEO, Philips Africa
“Lumify’s unique combination of connectivity, simplicity, portability and flexibility enables clinicians to perform ultrasound examinations across a variety of clinical settings, from cardiology suites down to under resourced semi-urban and rural areas,” said Jasper Westerink, CEO, Philips Africa. “Finally, clinicians as well as family doctors at small outpatient clinics can perform scans themselves, speeding up the diagnosis process and possible treatments”.
Lumify with Reacts connects clinicians around the globe in real time by turning a compatible smart device into an integrated tele-ultrasound system, combining two-way audio-visual calls with live ultrasound streaming. This innovation in tele-ultrasound brings many new possibilities to users both inside and outside hospitals. All that is needed at the point of care is an appropriate Lumify ultrasound probe connected to a smart connected device, such as a tablet computer, with the Lumify with Reacts app installed.
In a resource constrained environment, technology like Lumify can strengthen referral pathways affording quick diagnosis in emergency departments in major towns, or with time even in more remote areas improving patient outcomes.
Dr. Wale Olusanya
Center Manager of the BT Health and Diagnostic Center of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital
“The versatility, portability and safety of point of care ultrasound, has made it one of the most widely used first-line diagnostic tools,” said Dr. Wale Olusanya, Center Manager of the BT Health and Diagnostic Center of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital. “In a resource constrained environment, technology like Lumify can strengthen referral pathways affording quick diagnosis in emergency departments in major towns, or with time even in more remote areas improving patient outcomes”.
For example, Lumify with Reacts can bring experts into an ultrasound exam, no matter the distance, allowing midwives in remote locations to consult an obstetrician, who can provide perspective and guidance as if they were in the same room. Philips Lumify with Reacts is also a valuable tool for teaching institutions, medical students and residents, emergency medical service providers, disaster relief organizations, and hospitals that operate satellite clinics. Users have access to an online portal where they can manage their device and access Philips’ support, training and IT services.
Philips is a leader in ultrasound solutions with a large global installed base and a strong track record of industry-first innovations in areas such as 3D imaging of the heart, quantification tools driven by Anatomical Intelligence, and ultra-mobile portable ultrasound solutions. Its ultrasound portfolio supports the effective and efficient delivery of care across a broad range of clinical specialties including radiology, cardiology, point-of-care and obstetrics/gynecology.