Philips introduces diagnostic quality web-based echo reporting in IntelliSpace Cardiovascular





Royal Philips announced the launch of IntelliSpace Cardiovascular 2.1, the latest version of its next-generation Cardiovascular Image and Information Management System. Showcased at the Philips Booth (#E4-N100) during the ESC Congress 2016, IntelliSpace Cardiovascular provides clinicians with a single point of access anytime and virtually anywhere and allows for web-based echo reporting, delivering diagnostic quality viewing of echo images.
 
The World Health Organization states that in 2015 cardiovascular diseases accounted for 17.5 million deaths annually. Philips is committed to providing the latest advanced technology and integrated cardiology solutions to prevent, diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease.  IntelliSpace Cardiovascular provides cardiologists with an interoperable, patient-centric repository of comprehensive cardiovascular information to help support clinical decision-making, streamline workflows and reduce costs. 
 
“Now, the cardiologist doesn’t have to search for images and reports from earlier tests or open multiple screens. Everything is presented in a unified view, on a chronologically ordered timeline,” said Wally Wonnink, Supervising Physician on Echocardiography at the Elisabeth – Tweesteden Hospital Tilburg, the Netherlands.  “This will give caregivers access to the patient’s history of diagnosis and treatment and can help prevent unnecessary examinations.” 
 
According to the Future Health Index, a recent study commissioned by Philips, 81% of cardiology patients surveyed feel it is important that the healthcare system in their country is integrated so that they do not have to have the same test or screening run multiple times due to visiting different facilities, further demonstrating the need for a fully integrated cardiology solution like IntelliSpace Cardiovascular.
 
IntelliSpace Cardiovascular also features expanded vendor agnostic web application programming interfaces (WebAPI) to provide customers with easier access to third-party applications. The latest iteration of IntelliSpace Cardiovascular delivers seamless access to EMR data, scheduling systems and any web-based application supporting the clinician. The increased interoperability further centralizes patient data from multiple sources to streamline workflows, provide a more comprehensive patient view, and foster collaboration by adding clinical depth instead of information overload. Having a holistic view into the patient's history spanning diagnosis, treatment and therapy can improve patient care.  
 
“Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death, and account for more cost than any other chronic illness across the globe. Finding ways to speed the path to treatment for patients, while improving workflow productivity and enhancing patient outcomes, are critical to transforming cardiology care,” said Yair Briman, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Healthcare IT for Philips. “IntelliSpace Cardiovascular expands the ability for cardiologists to deliver care from virtually anywhere by giving them power to access diagnostic quality echo images remotely.”