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January 12, 2016

Philips and Marin General Hospital partner to transform patient care

Royal Philips has secured a $90m contract from US-based Marin General Hospital (MGH) to provide advanced medical technologies to treat patients across Marin county.

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Royal Philips has secured a $90m contract from US-based Marin General Hospital (MGH) to provide advanced medical technologies to treat patients across Marin county.

According to the company, the partnership signals a growing trend within hospitals and health systems to better manage the cost and complexity of their technology investments, as well as expand quality access to advanced medical care to improve patient outcomes.

Under a 15-year contract, Philips will offer a range of advanced medical technologies, including imaging systems, patient monitoring, telehealth and clinical informatics solutions to the hospital.

The company will also offer clinical education, consulting and design services to the hospital, which is based on an enterprise managed services model.

Royal Philips CEO Frans van Houten said: "Forward thinking organisations such as Marin General Hospital understand that for community hospitals to differentiate themselves and to comply with new value-based models, they need to focus on the patient experience and team up with a technology partner that has a deep understanding of how a hospital operates."

"Philips will offer a range of advanced medical technologies, including imaging systems, patient monitoring and telehealth to the hospital."

Under its plans, Marin General Hospital intends to break ground on a hospital replacement project and open a modern breast health centre this year.

In addition to treating patients with the latest advanced treatments and technology, the hospital integrates complementary holistic care and support services through the its Center for Integrative Health and Wellness into treatment plans.

Marin General Hospital chief information and technology integration officer Mark Zielazinski said: "We want to help keep residents of Marin healthy, and that means providing quality care close to home, including a new building, state-of-the-art healthcare technologies and services that will allow us to deliver on our goal of treating the whole patient, mind, body and spirit.

"As an independent community hospital, we have made a conscious decision to partner with Philips, an industry leader, who can support us in taking a long-term view and quickly adopting the latest digital health technologies, while creating an exceptional experience for our patients."

Philips, a diversified health and wellbeing firm, provides cardiac and acute care, as well as home healthcare solutions to its customers.


Image: Marin General Hospital in the US. Photo: courtesy of Marin General Hospital.

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