Philips spotlights data-driven cardiology solutions at ESC 2022

Newest innovations in cardiology help provide enhanced clinical insights

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Clinicians using Ultrasound Workspace. Photo Philips

Royal Philips, a health technology company, will showcase its latest integrated cardiology solutions at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress from 26-29 August at Barcelona, Spain.

The company’s newest innovations in cardiology help provide enhanced clinical insights, strengthen clinical confidence, drive efficiency in critical care and improve cardiac care experiences from diagnosis and treatment to home care.

The demands on cardiology departments have never been higher, driving clinicians to balance the delivery of high-quality care for a growing volume of complex patients with pressures to improve departmental efficiency. 

The Future Health Index 2022 global report commissioned by Philips shows cardiology leaders not only see technology infrastructure improvements as key to managing and monitoring patients over extended periods of time in out-of-hospital settings, but also key to better diagnosing and treating the rising demand of new patients.  

 “As health systems navigate increased demand for cardiology services and complexity of patients, they face an ongoing challenge to provide quality patient care while adjusting to an increased focus on outcomes, efficiency, and costs,” said Dr. Alexandra Goncalves, chief medical officer, Precision Diagnosis at Philips.

 “With our innovation in cardiology, Philips is uniquely positioned to deliver definitive diagnostics and enable personalized patient management to help improve cardiac care with greater efficiency, enhanced clinical insights and better experiences for patients and staff.”

Philips software-defined systems deliver data-driven insights, supported by AI, to provide the right care at the right time to help better manage even the most complex cardiology cases. Smart integrated end-to-end technology streamlines communication between devices and systems to help identify and address clinical as well as operational improvements, strengthen clinical confidence, build workflow efficiency, optimize resources and help lower the cost of care. 

Visitors to the Philips booth at ESC will see how the company is transforming cardiac care delivery into a connected future by integrating imaging, devices, software, informatics and services including:

Precision diagnosis for cardiology

Clinically smart diagnostic solutions, streamlined workflows and actionable insights for data-driven cardiac care identify clear pathways for the most complex patient journeys. Advanced visualization solutions include Philips vendor-neutral, multi-modality image and information management workspace – IntelliSpace Cardiovascular – and its new echocardiography viewing, analysis and reporting workspace (Ultrasound  Workspace), a scalable solution making its debut in the European market at ESC,  that when combined with Philips Ultrasound System – EPIQ CVx -, leverages AI across a wide range of applications to provide advanced  quantification and standardization with consistent on and off-cart applications. Together, these echocardiology  workflow solutions help improve diagnostic confidence, enhance outcome

In addition, Philips will spotlight its award-winning Spectral CT 7500 for exceptional cardiac imaging for a full cardiac assessment to help improve cardiac treatment pathways, and its cardiac MR portfolio of solutions including the helium-free MR 5300, Smart Workflow and AI-powered SmartSpeed,  also debuting in Europe at ESC.

Minimally-invasive treatment

Philips solutions for image-guided minimally invasive therapy help physicians to decide, guide, treat and review the right care for every cardiac patient in real time. Built on Philips Image-Guided Therapy System – Azurion – the company’s next generation image-guided therapy platform, these solutions uniquely integrate best in class imaging systems and software, with specialized diagnostic and therapeutic devices to support exceptional treatment for the most complex procedures.

 At ESC, Philips will demonstrate how its innovative EchoNavigator software enables users of its EPIQ CVxi interventional cardiology ultrasound system to automatically fuse real-time 3D TEE  (transesophageal echocardiography) with cardiac fluoroscopy X-ray imaging to monitor and assist catheter-based cardiac operations.

Also featured is Coronary Suite, a fully integrated system for confident decision-making to help improve cardiac cath lab performance during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures, and hemodynamic workflow for continuous monitoring, seamless data flow and continuity for cath lab patients. 

Ambulatory  monitoring & diagnostics

Philips’ portfolio of remote cardiac care solutions includes near real-time patient monitoring, telehealth, emergency and therapeutic care, and cardiac ambulatory diagnostics and monitoring solutions to provide confident care across post-acute settings for chronic disease and readmission management. Solutions, which help to enable smooth transitions from the hospital to the home, include  the Philips xtended Holter – ePatch for up to 14 days of continuous, high-quality ECG recording for reliable diagnosis [1], with robust data analysis provided by cloud-based, AI-enabled Philips Cardiologs software.

 A recent Cardiologs study demonstrated how AI may soon predict occurrence of atrial fibrillation. Also featured at ESC is Philips Questionnaire Manager,  a cloud-based SaaS solution to better manage patient reported  outcomes, and Philips Care Engagement Manager,  helping empower clinicians to provide the right care at the right  time, in the right place, while also engaging cardiac patients to take a more active role in their at-home recovery. 

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