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May 26, 2021

The collaboration follows a Silicon Valley approach for the Quadruple Aim and sets new standards for modern healthcare with end-to-end cloud-based interoperability and innovative AI

Amsterdam, Netherlands and San Francisco, California Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), a world-class biomedical research center and health system, today announced a partnership to develop technologies that will enable a modern, streamlined experience for patients and set a new standard for healthcare.

UCSF will use Philips HealthSuite to oversee the evolution of technologies that use artificial intelligence to enable personalization and make it easier for patients to choose providers, access their health information and provide virtual home care while taking the strain of the nursing staff is relieved by intuitive work processes and real-time decision support. Philips’ open, API-based ecosystem will fuel the level of innovation from third parties that, when combined with UCSF’s clinical expertise, can achieve these goals. With end-to-end interoperability and orchestration, the cloud-based system enables Philips’ products, systems, devices and services to work seamlessly with those of partners and third parties, reflecting the diversity of delivery systems and technology partners from Philips and UCSF.

Fix a lack of interoperability
The work addresses the great challenge of integrating data from the multitude of often incompatible software systems that generate and track patient information, a problem that is exacerbated as health systems expand their networks and extend care beyond hospitals and clinics to the community . The lack of interoperability often requires manual re-entry or searching for data between the different systems. The integration of these different data streams will relieve the clinical staff, provide more comprehensive analyzes and enable a more coordinated orchestration of care in different environments.

“Our goal of partnering with Philips is to better serve our patients,” said Aaron Neinstein, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Informatics at UCSF’s Center for Digital Health Innovation. “The services we offer on this platform will help people find the right provider for the care they need and eliminate the worries and delays people often experience. We know that people need convenient access to care, be it acute symptoms or chronic illnesses, and we can provide a broader, ongoing sense of support from their care team enabled through virtual and personal experiences throughout their care journey. ”

The jointly developed solutions will promote coordination and the smooth flow of supply across the traditional boundaries of geography, hospital or care location. “Over the past few years, UCSF Health has built a network of quality providers across the Bay Area who share our vision to make healthcare more accessible, affordable and personalized,” said Shelby Decosta, president of the UCSF Health Affiliates Network and chief strategy officer for UCSF health. “Our partnership with Philips will provide UCSF Health with navigation tools to bring this vision to life through our network of world-class hospitals, community clinics and outpatient centers and through virtual care.”

The agreement encompasses a combination of applied research and digital solution implementation, ranging from developing advanced artificial intelligence algorithms and virtual care solutions for more continuous, networked care to connecting multiple hospitals to better coordinate a patient’s care journey. Partners will develop and share best practices with the healthcare industry focused on advancing the quadruple goal: better healthcare at lower cost with improved outcomes while improving the experience for patients and staff.

“We must work together to advance healthcare, and we are inspired by UCSF’s willingness to push the boundaries of technological innovation and transform the way we care for our patients,” said Vitor Rocha, chief market leader for Philips North America and member of the Executive Committee. “As consumers, we rely on technologies that make our lives easier, such as trusting the cloud to manage our financial data, our commerce and our education. With this partnership, we want to simplify healthcare in the same way and technological solutions pay off when it comes to patient time and health. ”

For more information please contact:

Silvie Casanova
Philips North America
Tel .: +1 781 879 0692
Email: silvie.casanova@philips.com

Mark Groves
Philips Global Press Office
Tel .: +31 631 639 916
Email: mark.groves@philips.com

Laura Kurtzmann
University of California, San Francisco
Tel .: +1 415 317 3760
Email: laura.kurtzman@ucsf.edu

About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and wellbeing, enabling better outcomes across the health continuum – from healthy lifestyles and prevention to diagnosis, treatment and the home Maintenance. Philips leverages advanced technology and extensive clinical and consumer information to deliver integrated solutions. The company, headquartered in the Netherlands, is a leader in the areas of diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics as well as in the areas of consumer health and home care. Philips achieved sales of 17.3 billion euros in 2020 and employs around 77,000 people in sales and Service in more than 100 countries. For news about Philips, visit www.philips.com/newscenter.

About UCSF
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is entirely focused on health sciences and is dedicated to advancing health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes UCSF Health, which includes three world-class hospitals, as well as subsidiaries across the Bay Area. Find out more at https://www.ucsf.edu or take a look at our fact sheet.

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