Philips Showcases Next Generation Connected Health Technology Software and Solutions at HIMSS15

Philips executives to lead discussions on how analytics, interoperability and innovation are changing the healthcare industry

ANDOVER, Mass. – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced its participation in the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference Exhibition (HIMSS15), taking place April 12-16 in Chicago, Ill. Committed to helping health care organizations navigate the complex and rapidly changing market, Philips will focus on connected health technology solutions to address critical issues facing clinicians, IT and informatics professionals, and administrators.  Key areas of technology solutions areas include: analytics driven care, patient engagement and adherence, clinician mobility, alarm fatigue, population health and informatics workflow in radiology and cardiology.

"The healthcare landscape is rapidly changing, and it is essential to seamlessly and securely connect devices, systems and people across the entire health continuum, from healthy living, prevention and diagnosis, to treatment, recovery and home care," said Jeroen Tas, CEO, Healthcare Informatics Solutions and Services, Philips. "We are committed to helping our customers prepare for the next generation of health care delivery, providing interoperable software and solutions to access data that truly matters in ways that are easily accessible, contextually relevant, and actionable."

During HIMSS15, Philips executives will address top of mind issues facing Health IT executives and practitioners including:

    --  Business Risk in Connected Care - On Monday, April 13 at 2:30 p.m. CDT,

        Phil Raymond, Architect, Wireless Connectivity Sr. Global Product

        Manager, Networking will share his perspectives on the value proposition

        for risk management standards (IEC 80001) and the primary benefits for

        healthcare organizations.

    --  Breaking Down Data Silos to Innovate and Connect Care - As part of the

        Interoperability Showcase (booth #2034), Dr. Joseph Frassica, Chief

        Medical Officer and Chief Technology Officer for Patient Care and

        Monitoring Solutions, will lead a presentation on Tuesday, April 14 at

        10:00 a.m. CDT on how interoperability needs to be a two-way street

        between EHRs and other connected devices, systems and people.

In conjunction with HIMSS15, Philips is a founding partner and sponsor of the inaugural HX360™, a co-located event focused on next-generation technologies that will reinvent care delivery, featuring Philips executives:

    --  Change Management Delivered - Leading in a Time of Technology Transition

        - On Monday, April 13 at 10:30 a.m. CDT, Jeroen Tas will participate in

        a panel discussion on this new era of health care when technology is

        changing everything.

    --  Amazing Analytics - On Monday, April 13 at 1:45 p.m. CDT, Tas will share

        his perspectives on how the health care industry should harness

        analytics to facilitate consumer-driven health, innovation and better


    --  Entrepreneurship Inside, Alongside and Outside Health Systems - On

        Tuesday, April 14 at 10:40 a.m. CDT, Carla Kriwet, Executive Vice

        President and CEO of Patient Care and Monitoring Systems, will discuss

        the importance of innovation in health care.

Additionally, the Philips booth (#931) will feature six solutions areas addressing the biggest challenges facing Health IT executives today:

    --  Connected health - Allowing for the integration and analysis of data to

        better support patient care and engagement, the Philips HealthSuite

        Digital Platform is an open and secure, cloud-based IT infrastructure

        that supports the secure collection of all types of data related to

        health and lifestyle.

    --  Acute and general care - From centralized monitoring and a single point

        of interoperability, to clinician mobility and effective alarm

        management, technology is meant to help ease clinician challenges - not

        overwhelm them.

    --  Enterprise telehealth - Leveraging telehealth-enabled clinical programs,

        patient data and computer-based algorithms, care teams can remotely

        monitor and consult to address patient populations across the health

        continuum and improve care by reducing costly readmissions.

    --  Home monitoring - Senior patients and their caregivers want confidence

        and peace of mind to live safe, healthy and connected independent lives.

        Through a wearable medical alert service, seniors can get access to help

        when and where they need it when an emergency occurs.

    --  Imaging and informatics - By streamlining the management and analysis of

        patient data for radiology, cardiology and pathology through seamless

        interactions with core hospital information systems, health systems can

        balance clinical workflow, improving patient care and economic value.

    --  Sleep and respiratory care - Gaining insights into consumer needs can

        lead to healthier patients and best practices. Addressing complex sleep

        conditions may be eased with a focus on informatics, data management and

        patient compliance.

For more information on Philips' presence at HIMSS, including the full suite of Philips interoperable software, solutions and services, stop by the Philips booth (#931), visit and follow the #HIMSS15 conversation @PhilipsHealth.

For further information, please contact:

Kathy O'Reilly

Philips Group Communications

(o) 978-659-2638

(mobile) 978-221-8919

Twitter: @kathyoreilly

About Royal Philips:

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2014 sales of EUR 21.4 billion and employs approximately 105,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at


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