Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Phoenix, AR, U.S. – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a leading health technology company, and Arizona-based Banner Health, today announced they have extended their multi-year partnership to include adoption of Philips’ PerformanceBridge Practice, helping Banner to accelerate its clinical transformation in radiology and further deliver on its goal of improving care for patients. PerformanceBridge Practice is a part of the Philips PerformanceBridge portfolio, a suite of operational performance improvement software and services that assist radiology departments to deliver on the Quadruple Aim of enhancing productivity, improving the patient and staff experience, while delivering better value-based care. Philips and Banner will work collaboratively to pinpoint improvement opportunities, and a dedicated Philips Solution Advisor will help Banner to develop solutions that address areas for improvement. Banner will roll out PerformanceBridge Practice in all 28 of its radiology departments in a two-phased approach, starting with its 16 Arizona and academic sites, then expanding to its 12 radiology departments in five other states.
Introduced last year, Philips’ PerformanceBridge Practice is a vendor-agnostic connected solution that aggregates data from across different imaging modalities and information systems, to provide healthcare professionals access to customizable data on departmental performance. For Banner, this will include a customized user-interface to provide radiology teams with access to actionable information that can help administrators prioritize operational improvements in asset management, equipment uptime and utilization, peer-to-peer collaboration, accreditation compliance and practice management.
“The pressure to reduce costs while increasing operational efficiency in the current healthcare environment is intense, which requires us to look at performance improvement in imaging very differently,” said Becky Kuhn, Chief Operating Officer for Banner Health. “Investing in the right tools and technologies helps us to provide better service to our customers. Connecting our radiology assets, and getting a better view into the performance of our radiology departments, will help us to become more efficient, elevate patient safety and save on capital investments. Ultimately this allows us to reinvest in what matters most – our patients.”