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Mar 01, 2018

Philips and HMG to launch integrated solutions for sleep disorders

Philips and HMG partner up to sign a landmark agreement that aims to drive an integrated approach towards managing sleep disorders across HMG’s hospitals.

City, Country – Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Royal Philips ( NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Group (HMG), the largest healthcare provider in the Middle East, recently signed a multi-year agreement to install Philips’ integrated program that manages and develops sleep diagnostic and therapeutic services across HMG hospitals.


The partnership between Philips and HMG aims at providing innovative solutions to manage sleep difficulties through an integrated diagnostic and therapeutic program that covers patients’ treatment journey. It further enables a thorough follow up procedure to ensure patients respond positively to the recommended treatment.


The agreement, a first of its kind in the region, will allow HMG to use Philips latest technologies to enable doctors in HMG’s hospitals to diagnose, treat and follow up with patients suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). In addition, Philips will provide logistics support across all HMG’s hospitals’ current sleep disorder treatment units, while also conduct training programs to the medical, technical and nursing staff by leveraging international best practices and research across this field.


Philips will support the installation of 10 Sleep diagnostic beds in five different HMG hospitals in Saudi Arabia that will serve at least 1000 patients in the first year.


Ozlem Fidanci, CEO MET said, “Successfully managing sleep disorders in today’s changing healthcare environment is more challenging and costly than ever. It has become increasingly important to make sleep diagnosing and treatment more efficient. Throughout the region, awareness levels around OSA are low. Through our partnership with HMG, we are helping address an unmet need while also recognizing the importance of sleep medicine and the need for a full sleep and respiratory program.”


The diagnosis process takes place at a state-of-the-art sleep lab, where patients are required to spend a full night under careful supervision using Philips’ latest diagnostic technologies, which assess the likelihood of patients potentially suffering from a sleep disorder.


After a full night of observation, if patients’ results indicate a sleep disorder, the healthcare practitioner will prescribe a medical device known as a “CPAP” that the patients would use.

About Royal Philips


Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips' health technology portfolio generated 2017 sales of EUR 17.8 billion and employs approximately 74,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at

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About Dr. Sulaiman AL-Habib Medical Group 


Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group (HMG) is established based on a strong and definite vision to be the most trusted healthcare provider in medical excellence and patient experience globally. Currently, the Medical Group is one of the largest private healthcare providers in Middle East, as it is operating 22 medical facilities in three countries: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Kingdom of Bahrain.


HMG is also recognized by the establishment of several specialized medical facilities and it is known as the pioneer of digital hospitals in Middle East.


The Medical Group was enabled, through excellence and experience, to provide an integrated solution including design, implementation, operation and development of external projects, as well as, to receive about 40 regional and international awards and accreditations such as JCI, ISO and CPP, Excellence in Radiology, Human Resources, Surgical Services, Patient Safety and Laboratory.

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