Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced its participation in the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) virtual event, March 3-7, 2021, where the company will feature new and enhanced diagnostic and interventional solutions that further expand its Radiology Workflow Suite, connecting data, technology and people across the imaging enterprise. In furthering its commitment to workflow optimization, Philips will present how connected, smart systems and simpler, more efficient workflows can help reduce variability and staff workload, increase productivity, and enhance the patient & provider experience.
In 2020, the amount of health data surpassed 2,000 extabytes , while the number of radiology exams with advanced modalities increased by 43% . Despite advances in technology, radiology services continue to struggle to connect workflows to support patients and staff with the information and tools they need to provide the right care in the right sequence at the right time. Moreover, repeat, low-value, and unnecessary imaging exams cost as much as EUR 10 billion annually . The situation has been further exacerbated by COVID-19, where radiology departments are challenged to combine exams and procedures for patients with cancer, heart disease, and other conditions, while continuing to support critical care for COVID patients.