Amsterdam-based Philips said that the PlanIQ software is designed to provide clinicians with patient-specific goals and treatment plans for oncology treatments, adding that integration with its Pinnacle auto-planning software will improve the efficiency of creating personalized treatment plans.
“Today’s radiation oncology treatment planning processes are still fragmented, labor-intensive and time-consuming, potentially producing inconsistent results and delaying the start of treatment. Creating a patient-specific treatment plan that is designed around a robust assessment of the patient is essential. By integrating innovative tools, systems and software, Philips helps improve care delivery, time-to-treatment and overall patient satisfaction,” Philips radiation oncology GM Ardie Ermers said in a prepared statement.
“We are pleased to partner with Philips to bring the powerful capabilities of PlanIQ to the Pinnacle user community. This is an exciting opportunity for both of our organizations to advance radiation therapy quality and strengthen overall patient safety, while providing radiation oncology teams with a best-in-class solution to efficiently achieve accurate, personalized plans,” Sun Nuclear CEO Jeff Simon said in a press release.
Last Week, Philips released information on possible vulnerabilities in its iSite and IntelliSpace picture archiving and communications system, warning that the vulnerabilities could compromise patient confidentiality and system integrity.