During RNSA 2014, Philips has announced the initiation of a Consortium of health care leaders that will drive connected health through mobile ultrasound solutions, highlighted by the demonstration of a new app-based ultrasound proof-of-concept. This Consortium builds on Philips’ momentum in the development of connected health technology that opens new opportunities to connect care across the health continuum using app-based ultrasound solutions designed to interface with the Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform.
The Consortium will consist of experts from across the healthcare continuum, including bioengineers, radiologists, clinicians and payors, who will conduct research and explore mobile ultrasound solutions to be deployed from hospital to home to improve patient care, increase patient satisfaction and decrease health care delivery costs. Philips is actively recruiting members for the Consortium with plans to meet two times a year to gain insights to create the future of mobile ultrasound innovation.
Inaugural Consortium members include:
– Jagat Narula, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Dean for Global Affairs, Professor of Radiology and Medicine, Cardiology, at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Director of Cardiovascular Imaging Program of Mount Sinai Heart at The Mount Sinai Hospital
– Norman J. Beauchamp, M.D., M.H.S., Professor and Chair, The University of Washington Department of Radiology
– Michael B. Stone, M.D., FACEP, Chief, Division of Emergency Ultrasound, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School
“Ultrasound is a critical tool in diagnostic imaging and general healthcare, and it will become even more essential as technology advances by providing improved data to physicians anywhere, faster, and enabling us to focus on what’s most important – patient care,” said Dr. Narula of Mount Sinai. “This Consortium enables true collaboration and encourages the exchange of innovative ideas to address specific needs within the medical community.”