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Together, we make life better

Make life better
This pandemic has taught us a lot about what works and what doesn’t —  in healthcare and in our communities. Now is the time to reimagine and rebuild. Working in partnership, we will make our world safer, fairer, and more sustainable. We will rise to the challenge together.

What will the future hold? 


As we prepare for a post-pandemic world, we collaborated with the Institute for the Future (IFTF) to see how the innovators of today are shaping a people-powered tomorrow.
  • A rapid transition towards telehealth

    A rapid transition towards telehealth

    'House-pitalist' are supporting care outside clinical settings.

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  • Addressing climate change together

    Addressing climate change together

    'Planetary health mobilizers' are taking a new approach to drive change.

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  • Rejecting the pain = gain mentality

    Rejecting the pain = gain mentality

    'Health hedonists' are making good health effortless.

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Now is the time 

At Philips, we collaborate with diverse partners to shape the future of healthcare. The pandemic has given us all a new sense of urgency. Every day, around the world, we’re creating innovative solutions to improve care and expand access.

Healthcare beyond borders

Healthcare beyond borders video

 

Africa has less than 2% of the world’s healthcare workers, but bears 25% of the global burden of disease. In Rwanda, we’re connecting local physicians with their counterparts in the US and Europe for real-time ultrasound training and support. 

Healthcare beyond borders

Healthcare beyond borders


Africa has less than 2% of the world’s healthcare workers, but bears 25% of the global burden of disease. In Rwanda, we’re connecting local physicians with their counterparts in the US and Europe for real-time ultrasound training and support. 

‘Bedside’ care at a distance

Bedside care video
The pandemic adds to the pressure on critical-care teams by limiting resources and reducing physical contact. Our tele-ICU remote solution supports on-site clinicians with off-site monitoring, helping the sickest patients get access to critical-care specialists.
Bedside care

‘Bedside’ care at a distance


The pandemic adds to the pressure on critical-care teams by limiting resources and reducing physical contact. Our tele-ICU remote solution supports on-site clinicians with off-site monitoring, helping the sickest patients get access to critical-care specialists.

Facing the challenge of remote care

Facing the challenge of remote care
Small and remote communities can be hours from the nearest hospital and lack reliable internet connections. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, we’re creating ‘telehealth pods’ in rural areas to bring face-to-face medical care to patients everywhere.
Facing the challenge of remote care

Facing the challenge of remote care


Small and remote communities can be hours from the nearest hospital and lack reliable internet connections. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, we’re creating ‘telehealth pods’ in rural areas to bring face-to-face medical care to patients everywhere.

The hospital that comes to you

The hospital that comes to you

 

Rapidly ageing communities face the twin challenges of limited facilities and restricted mobility. We see the future of healthcare reaching far beyond hospital walls. This vision is coming to life today with specially equipped vehicles that bring the hospital to the patient — as our Chief Design Officer explained to the SXSW conference 2020.

Mobile hospital

The hospital that comes to you


Rapidly ageing communities face the twin challenges of limited facilities and restricted mobility. In Japan, we’re using vehicles equipped with diagnostic and telehealth technology to bring the hospital direct to the patient.

Hands-free health for expecting mothers


Tracking the health of mother and fetus is vital to healthy pregnancy. We’ve developed a non-invasive pod-and-patch system that minimizes physical interactions while continuously monitoring vital signs and intrauterine activity.
Hands-free health

Hands-free health for expecting mothers


Tracking the health of mother and fetus is vital to healthy pregnancy. We’ve developed a non-invasive pod-and-patch system that minimizes physical interactions while continuously monitoring vital signs and intrauterine activity.

A safe and watchful eye


Caring for patients will always require human contact. Wearable biosensors let health workers track vital signs remotely, so we reduce interactions, control transmission risk, and provide personal protection when it’s needed most.
Biosensors

A safe and watchful eye


Caring for patients will always require human contact. Wearable biosensors let health workers track vital signs remotely, so we reduce interactions, control transmission risk, and provide personal protection when it’s needed most.

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