Philips Healthcare Teams with Skytron | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

Philips Healthcare Teams with Skytron

June 6, 2008
by root
| Reprints

The Netherlands-based Philips Healthcare has joined forces with Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Skytron to deliver hybrid operating rooms. The solution, Philips says, will combine its cardiovascular X-ray systems with Skytron’s surgery room equipment to enable clinicians to perform minimally invasive cardiovascular surgical procedures.

By working together, Philips says the two will deliver operating rooms that optimize workflow whilst reducing the length of the planning and installation process.

Philips will provide interventional X-ray equipment and specialized imaging tables, and Skytron will deliver advanced operating room communications control integration, surgical lighting and boom technologies specifically designed to support hybrid surgical suites. As a result, Philips says, providers will be able to carry out image-guided interventional radiology procedures including cardiovascular, vascular and cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and orthopedics.

According to Philips the two companies will work together across North and South America.



Report: Healthcare Organizations Struggle with Human Error in Securing PHI

In the first nine months of 2017, unintended disclosure accounted for 41 percent of healthcare data breach incidents, according to a report from specialist insurer Beazley.

Three More Providers Receive 2017 HIMSS Davies Awards

Three patient care organizations have received the 2017 global Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Enterprise Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence for healthcare technology innovations that improve patient outcomes.

Medtronic, American Well Team Up to Integrate Telehealth Capabilities

Medtronic and American Well announced a partnership to offer a telehealth solution focused on the unique needs of the complex, chronic, co-morbid patient population.

Medsphere Merges with RCM Vendor Stockell

Medsphere Systems Corp., developer of the OpenVista electronic health record, is merging with Stockell Healthcare Systems, which offers a suite of revenue cycle management tools.

Report: Insider Threats to Patient Data Remain Unnoticed

Of the reported healthcare data breach incidents that occurred in September, it took an average of 387 days for healthcare organizations to discover a breach had occurred, according to a report from cybersecurity software company Protenus.

Reports: Ex-Pharma Exec Alex Azar Emerges as Trump’s Top Pick for HHS Secretary

President Donald Trump could be on the verge of tapping Alex Azar, a former pharmaceutical industry executive and George W. Bush administration official, as the next HHS Secretary, according to media reports.