As money flows into efforts to modernize healthcare IT systems, a wide variety of tech vendors -- from traditional healthcare systems providers to newcomers seeking a piece of the action -- are offering new systems, products, and services to assist caregivers in doing a better job of helping patients.
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Services and products: Philips Healthcare provides clinical informatics and patient care systems to hospitals and healthcare systems. Philips invests in devices that acquire physiological data from the patient, thus supporting decisions on clinical care. Systems include cardiology informatics, enterprise imaging informatics, including PACS (picture archiving and communication system), and patient monitoring systems.
Value to healthcare providers: The goal of Philips Healthcare's offerings is to simplify workflow, improve financial outcomes, and help improve patients' lives. Philips' systems acquire, analyze, interpret, and present patient information to support clinical decision making. A recent addition to Philips' services and systems is the IntelliVue MX800 patient monitoring system, which provides immediate access to patient information. Clinicians can easily view patient data from electronic medical records and other sources, saving time and improving care.