Driving innovation

Health technology company Royal Philips and Children's Hospital and Medical Center of Omaha have announced a 10-year strategic partnership that will help drive innovation in paediatric care.

The partnership will seek to identify opportunities to help enhance the quality and cost effectiveness of patient services – for example, exploring connected solutions in diagnostic imaging, patient monitoring, respiratory solutions and clinical informatics.

Children's Hospital and Medical Center will aim to standardise care across departments using Philips’ technologies, with a view to enhancing patient and employee experience across the organisation. The collaboration will work to develop a technology plan intended to provide business stability and predictability.

“As the only full-service paediatric specialty healthcare centre in Nebraska, we know that families from across the region are putting their trust in us," said Dr Richard G Azizkhan, president and CEO of Children's Hospital and Medical Center. “Partnering with Philips will help Children's continue to transform paediatric healthcare by leading in providing innovative, quality care. The partnership will help us deliver on our commitment to improve the life of every child by providing our staff with the clinical support tools and training that can drive a consistent patient experience, improve workflow throughout our network and help improve patient outcomes.”