News | Congenital Heart | March 07, 2017

Philips and Phoenix Children's Hospital Sign 15-Year Technology Agreement

First long-term strategic partnership between Philips and stand-alone children’s hospital system will accelerate co-creation of solutions specifically designed to address the unique needs of children

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March 7, 2017 — Philips and Phoenix Children’s Hospital (Arizona) announced a long-term strategic partnership with a total value of up to $65 million, providing the hospital access to Philips’ advanced medical technologies. Phoenix Children’s is the first stand-alone children’s health system to sign a long-term strategic partnership model with Philips.

Technologies that are part of the 15-year agreement include imaging systems in computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and angiography, patient monitoring, clinical informatics, and a comprehensive range of clinical and business consulting services. These technologies and services will help Phoenix Children’s expand its high standards of care and integrate its divisions and facilities for a seamless patient experience.

“Philips technology provides sophistication in patient diagnosis and strategic foresight that improves the solutions and care our teams deliver,” said Richard Towbin, M.D., division chief of pediatric radiology at Phoenix Children’s. “Together, Phoenix Children’s and Philips developed technologies such as dose reduction using iterative CT reconstructions and pediatric MRI protocols that are now factory standards worldwide. We also have an advanced 3-D print laboratory that constructs life-size models of patients’ hearts and other organs, illustrates exact tumor size, and uses post-processing software to study heart and brain physiology using MRI and CT.”

Phoenix Children's, a U.S. News and World Report “Best Children’s Hospital,” provides world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, Phoenix Children’s provides care across more than 75 pediatric specialties.

For more information: www.usa.philips.com/healthcare

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