Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said today that it won security compliance certification from the U.S. Department of Defense for its digital pathology solutions, claiming it is the pathology IT system to win clearance under the DoD’s Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process.
With the certification, Philips said it will follow the DoD’s risk management framework to “employ industry best practices for security across all of its digital pathology solutions.”
“Digitization will continue to revolutionize health care by securely providing caregivers with integrated clinical relevant data at the right time, regardless their location. This latest certification allows DoD labs to leverage our platform to collaborate globally while securing the delivery of patient-related data,” Philips digital pathology solutions GM Russell Granzow said in a press release.
The DoD requires all IT systems operating within its network conform to stringent security and privacy requirements, Philips said, but DIACAP certification and Authorization to Operate allows the company’s pathology platforms to be deployed across DoD sites.
Earlier this month, Philips said it launched its IntelliSpace Console Critical Care cloud-based clinical decision support dashboard designed to support enhanced workflows intensive care units.
The newly-released dashboard is designed to allow clinicians to access patient data across multiple systems and EMRs with aims of helping streamline processes by prioritizing and analyzing patient data.
The IntelliSpace Console was designed based on a multi-year clinical study and collaboration between Philips, Ambient Clinical Analytics and the Mayo Clinic, Philips said. The system is rendered using evidence-based guidelines to provide clinicians with an overview of their ICU patient population including acuity level, life support details and other key information.