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Philips, Bon Secours Charity Health System partner for advanced medical technologies

MDBR Staff Writer Published 30 January 2017

Royal Philips has entered into a multi-year and strategic partnership agreement with Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) member Bon Secours Charity Health System (BSCHS).

As part of $180m deal, BSCHS will be provided with advanced medical technologies such as imaging systems, patient monitoring, telehealth and clinical informatics solutions.

Philips will also offer a comprehensive range of clinical and business consulting services to the BSCHS.

Under the long-term strategic partnership, BSCHS will also be provided with community health services in areas such as radiology, cardiology, neurology and pediatrics.

The latest relationship is based on the existing 15-year and $500m partnership between Philips and WMCHealth, which started in last year.

The partnership was established to enhance standardization, workflow and medical technology deployment of BSCHS.

BSCHS includes Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick of New York.

It is also comprised of other long-term care facilities and other services.

BSCHS CEO Dr Mary Leahy said: “As part of a regional health system, we want to increase standardization, connectivity and optimization of our technology resources, while still having the flexibility to invest in the innovations we need to support healthier communities.

“By collaborating with partners like Philips, we can go beyond providing diagnosis and treatment and work on proactive health management such as healthy living and prevention, building health in our communities.”

Philips North America CEO Brent Shafer said: “In order to improve people’s lives, we need to work closely with forward thinking organizations like BSCHS, to break the cycle of reactive care and focus on proactive population health management, with innovative technologies and care delivery solutions that empower people to be actively engaged in their personal health.”