Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, continues to make headway in providing better access, higher quality and more cost effective care to all residents of the Kingdom with today’s widened collaboration with Specialized Medical Center (SMC). The agreement will see a complete portfolio of the company’s advanced solutions and services installed in SMC hospitals and branches.
CEO of SMC, Dr. Khalid Al Sebaiay, commented: “Our presence in the Kingdom since 1999 means we have become a symbol of trust to patients and the community more broadly. This footprint, expertise and the trust we have established in the community means that patients expect state of the art equipment from us that provides them with the best comfort as well as reliable and rapid treatment. That is why we are delighted to announce that all our services and areas will be outfitted with the latest Philips solutions, throughout our radiology and Cath Lab departments, with patient monitoring and care solutions deployed in our Emergency and Operating Rooms and the Intensive Care and Critical Care Units. By covering all clinical areas with top end technology that improves intelligence and workflow, we are able to see more patients every day, reduce waiting lists and times, and provide our patients with the very best care. We are also able to support our physicians with the tools they need to make the right decisions for the best treatment of our patients.”
In the healthcare informatics area, Philips systems will connect both hospitals together and enable the end user to share images and reports smoothly. By utilizing the latest innovations in the Radiology and Cath Lab areas, SMC can build the core command center base from which to develop tele radiology and tele ICU offerings. Patient monitoring is enabled through monitors that connect to a centralized central station with full integration with all devices in the hospital and hospital EMR. The solution connects all anesthesia machines and connects both branches together, providing the capability to monitor patients from any SMC branch.