Amsterdam-based Royal Philips Electronics and San Diego-based SpineMark Corporation, a leader in developing specialized centers for spine care, announced today a long-term partnership to build centers for spine care globally. The first centers for spine care resulting from this agreement will be established in the Netherlands, Spain, and Turkey in the first quarter of 2011.
SpineMark's spine centers bring together highly skilled and dedicated spine specialists, allowing patients quick and easy access to care for all spine related needs. These centers create efficient patient triage and care management systems, help manage healthcare costs and provide patients with a complete continuum of care from diagnosis to pain relief, surgery, and rehabilitation. The result is a highly efficient, patient-centric standard of care.
As part of this agreement, Philips will provide an integrated solution to enhance optimal patient outcomes. This includes advanced imaging equipment such as MRI and CT scanners, healthcare IT solutions to improve spine center efficiency, and learning tools for physicians and nurses. Furthermore, Philips will equip the centers with innovative lighting solutions that create a stimulating workplace and improve productivity, as well as design solutions to streamline workflow for spine center staff.