Philips and LeQuest, the online interactive simulation-based training provider for the use of medical devices, have announced a partnership to provide online interactive training for the Philips Ultrasound Affiniti system. As a result, medical staff can train individually at their convenience without the need for equipment, avoiding the resulting loss of operational time on the system, and supporting faster onboarding and increasing confidence through practice with realistic simulation scenarios. Healthcare providers benefit from the improved workflow, operational efficiencies, and better-trained staff.
The Affiniti system offers healthcare professionals a powerful combination of performance and workflow for quick and efficient diagnosis with low operating cost, providing exceptional image quality across applications such as radiology, obstetrics and gynecology, and cardiology. By providing a flexible training solution to healthcare providers, the partnership supports them to achieve key parts of the quadruple aim — an improved experience for staff and patients, better health outcomes, and a lower cost of care.
“Partnering with LeQuest enables us to further expand our offering of solutions that aid in optimizing the healthcare ecosystem,” said Bich Le, senior vice president and general manager Ultrasound at Philips. “As the role of ultrasound continues to expand, new capabilities, such as remote clinical collaboration and virtual training, have been particularly valuable during the Covid-19 pandemic, enabling providers to reduce in-person contact and reduce infection risk.”
“At LeQuest our goal is to improve the quality of care by unlocking the potential of both medical technology as well as the competence of medical staff to use devices to the limit of their possibilities,” said Hicham Shatou, founder and chief executive officer of LeQuest. “Our partnership with Philips is an important step on our path to achieving that ambition, extending the global reach of our capabilities and providing Philips ultrasound users with a hands-on experience of its Affiniti system in a virtual environment.”
With the LeQuest training modules, users can effectively master the system and gain confidence by practicing with realistic simulation scenarios and learning and practicing anytime, anywhere. Training modules are available for all Affiniti system (Affiniti 30, 50, 70) with specific versions for each clinical segment (general imaging, obstetrics or gynecology, and cardiology). The request training modules for the Philips Ultrasound Affiniti system are currently available in LATAM, France, Benelux, and Nordics, and more countries will follow soon.
According to the press statement, the partnership with LeQuest adds to Philips’ strong portfolio of Clinical Education Services in ultrasound. Helping to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, the company provides detailed, practical guidance to support clinicians using its ultrasound systems and software for patients affected by Covid-19. Philips is expanding its remote clinical collaboration and virtual training offerings across its portfolio through its Reacts collaborative platform.