Under the terms of the agreement with the Kliniken der Stadt Köln, valued at approximately 90 million euro, Philips will be responsible for the procurement of new and replacement medical imaging solutions, together with their maintenance and service. The agreement covers all three of the clinic’s locations: Holweide, Merheim and the Children’s Hospital Amsterdamer Strasse. Philips will also provide strategy and operational consultancy services to identify cost savings and improve the quality and efficiency of care. In addition to providing innovative health technology solutions and services, Philips will support the Kliniken der Stadt Köln with the planning of a new radiology-unit, including a new building construction in Merheim, and with optimization of the clinic’s operating procedures in radiology for children and adults.
"Through these innovative partnership models we will support the Städtische Klinikum München and the Kliniken der Stadt Köln to continuously improve delivery of care for their patient populations,” said Peter Vullinghs, Market Leader Philips DACH. “These partnerships underline Philips’ transition to becoming an integrated solutions provider that takes a holistic approach to meeting its customers’ needs.”
As part of both agreements, Philips will install its IQon Spectral CT solutions in both hospitals. With its enhanced tissue characterization and visualization capabilities, IQon Spectral CT allows for more effective imaging and fewer repeat scans, improving clinical confidence and helping clinicians to make the right diagnosis during the first scan. Philips’ latest healthcare informatics solutions will enable the integration of patient information across both hospital group’s locations to improve care team collaboration, clinical decision making, and patient outcomes.