Roy Jakobs

Dec 07, 2021

Roy Jakobs discusses how digitalization helps drive sustainability in healthcare at CleanMed Europe

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Philips’ Chief Business Leader for Connected Care explains how Philips is taking action to address environmental challenges in healthcare

The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered broad adoption of digital technology. And while digitalization holds the key to radical health improvement for billions of people around the world, it also offers substantial environmental benefits to reduce healthcare’s CO2 emissions and materials footprint. In his keynote speech at CleanMed Europe, Roy Jakobs, Chief Business Leader Connected Care at Philips explains how Philips is taking action to address societal and environmental challenges in healthcare, from day-to-day operations, circular products and business model innovation to greening the supply chain. Philips is part of the solution and recognizes its need to support patients, consumers, customers and partners in their sustainability journeys.


As the industry works to maximize the lifetime value of technology solutions and equipment, Roy Jakobs shares how digitalization will help drive more efficient use of scarce resources and support dematerialization. Healthcare’s growing appetite for digital solutions – from telehealth, to cloud, to software-as-a-service models – will not only be a driving force of sustainable, resilient healthcare, but also help improve access to care and patient outcomes.


Watch the full keynote speech here.

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Speaker: Roy Jakobs
Chief Business Leader Connected Care


Roy Jakobs is Chief Business Leader for the Connected Care businesses and member of the Executive Committee of Royal Philips.

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