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Philips showcases new connected innovations across the health continuum at Medic West Africa 2016 – putting patients at the center of care and making healthcare personal

• Philips’ holistic approach to personalized healthcare drives first time right diagnoses and more confident clinical decision support to help improve patient outcomes and reduce costs

• Philips’ fully integrated radiology solutions help provide early detection and clinical intervention, and reduce long-term costs in healthcare

Philips at this year’s biggest healthcare trade show in West Africa has revealed a portfolio of data driven radiology technologies and connected solutions across the health continuum, from healthy living to disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Visitors to the Philips booth and Master Classes at Medic West Africa 2016, witnessed how Philips is leveraging its deep clinical expertise, data management, consumer insights as well as partnerships to help shape the future of healthcare in West Africa. The aim is to provide more predictive and more personalized care to enable people to take charge of their own health, as well as first time right diagnoses and more effective treatments.

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Radiology plays an important role in helping detect and characterize disease at its earliest possible stages; assists in treatment planning and assessment; and helps in the management of overall patient care. Designed to help shorten the time between diagnosis and treatment, Philips’ full range of radiology solutions in cardiology, oncology, and women’s health are driving cost-effective, more consistent and higher quality care across the entire hospital enterprise.

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“With advancements in data driven digital health technology, radiology has the power to significantly impact the way care is delivered, as it plays a critical role in the majority of healthcare decisions,” said Ime Umo, CEO, Philips West Africa. “By integrating advanced diagnostic imaging technologies with specialized informatics, Philips is helping its customers to enhance the diagnostic process, facilitate seamless collaboration and improve workflow efficiencies – all for the enhancement of patient care.”

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To demonstrate their vision and commitment to connected innovations across the health continuum, Philips is introducing new technologies to the West African healthcare market at the show. These new technologies includes but not limited to the followings:phil-5Philips continues to focus on driving groundbreaking connected innovations across the health continuum. Digital technologies are the enabler of such transformations in healthcare systems and Philips is determined to drive that transformation.