The Amsterdam-based company said that with the acquisition it will be expanding into the teleradiology services field, looking to build on its cloud-based radiology informatics portfolio.
New features slated to be added include teleradiology viewing and reporting capabilities, on-call radiologist services and related exam workflow enhancement applications.
Philips said that currently, Direct Radiology services more than 300 hospitals, imaging centers, mobile imaging services and doctors’ offices across the U.S.
“As health systems worldwide struggle with the ever increasing costs and shortage of care providers, teleradiology will be a key enabler to optimally use the available resources, and support radiology departments to improve the speed and accuracy of image interpretation. We see imaging as a system and deliver innovation to support the needs of all the people behind the images by seamlessly integrating technology and data. Our new teleradiology services address a pressing need, while providing a strong platform for Philips’ future growth in the telehealth market,” radiology solutions biz lead Sham Sokka said in a press release.
Earlier this month, Philips released results from a study exploring the use of adaptive servo ventilation in treating patients with complex sleep apnea.