Philips and Akumin partner to improve the access, quality, and productivity of Akumin’s outpatient imaging center network

NETHERLANDS – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and Aukmin Inc., a leading provider of outpatient diagnostic imaging services in the U.S., have announced a strategic collaboration to deploy Philips’ new Radiology Operations Command Center across Akumin’s outpatient imaging centers and co-create clinical standards for Akumin’s MR and CT imaging modalities.

Designed to centralize, virtualize, and standardize network-wide imaging operations while facilitating secure remote access, Philips’ vendor-agnostic command center broadens the scope of collaboration and expertise sharing between technologists, radiologists and imaging operations teams across multiple sites, capabilities that fit perfectly into Akumin’s networked imaging center model.

 Akumin, which currently operates over 130 outpatient imaging centers across seven U.S. states, is Philips’ first large-scale commercial Radiology Operations Command Center customer in North America.

Riadh Zine, President & CEO of Akumin, expressed their positivity in this newly found partnership toward standardization of clinical care delivery to patients.

 “Deploying Philips Radiology Operations Command Center across Akumin’s center-of-excellence imaging network is the perfect opportunity to further drive radiology workflow efficiency to improve patient outcomes, enhance patient and staff experiences, and reduce the cost of care.” said Kees Wesdorp, Chief Business Leader, Precision Diagnosis at Philips.

Leveraging the capabilities of the command center, Philips and Akumin aim to establish best-practice clinical standards for Akumin’s MRI and CT modalities to enable a consistent approach to imaging procedures across the Akumin platform.

Philips’ integrated, data-driven radiology workflow solutions connect people, data and technology to advance precision diagnosis and create clear care pathways that lead to predictable outcomes.

In their mission to revolutionize imaging technologies, Philips received a boost when Viamed, one of Spain’s leading private hospital groups, selected Philips to install the latest advanced diagnostic imaging solutions in clinical centers throughout Viamed’s network, supporting the group’s healthcare professionals to further improve patient care.

“Developing our technology innovation strategy with a partner like Philips allows us to accelerate progress in meeting our objective of maintaining healthcare excellence and placing the patient at the center of all our operations,” said Paulo Gonçalves, CEO of Viamed.

Its ability to centrally monitor every MR and CT scanner in a network from a single location and orchestrate workflows helps to maintain business continuity, increase enterprise-wide radiology productivity, minimize issues with image quality, and expand access to advanced MR- and CT-based diagnosis, is a major plus for Philips’ new Radiology Operations.

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