Sydney, Australia – Pacific Knowledge Systems (PKS) has signed an agreement with Philips to enhance its laboratory automation system – LABOSYS – and deliver new capabilities and innovative services to its customers. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
As part of the agreement Philips will integrate PKS’ patented RippleDown technology into its LABOSYS laboratory information management system to deliver greater clinical insights as well as advanced demand management, error detection, patient-centric reporting, clinical alerting and data mining capabilities to improve the overall laboratory quality, workflow and service for Philips’ end-users.
With a growing market demand for patient-centric reporting and recommendation capabilities, Philips recognised the need to deliver a solution which provides tailored insights and interpretations to enable sophisticated patient diagnosis and treatment advice, which led to the partnership with PKS.
According to Henri Geurts, Business Manager Clinical Informatics and director Software Customer Services at Philips, the partnership with PKS will enable Philips to expand the capabilities and performance of its LABOSYS product, delivering significant efficiency, quality and productivity gains to its customers.
“Improving the quality and performance of the overall laboratory workflow has become increasingly important, particularly as laboratories are having to manage growing volumes of tests that are becoming more and more complex,” Henri Geurts said. “By partnering with PKS, we are able to immediately enhance our LABOSYS capability and deliver clinical expert intelligence to our customers so they can better leverage the expertise within their laboratory, and deliver superior services to their clients.”
Targeted at the Dutch market, the combined solution will provide a unique point of differentiation for Philips, while expanding PKS’ presence in the European region.
“Clinical expert intelligence is an incredibly powerful capability, which we’ve seen achieve some impressive results around the world. When combined with Philips’ LABOSYS, we will deliver a truly unique and innovative solution for Philips customers,” said Paul Williams, CEO of PKS. “With PKS the LABOSYS solution will be enhanced by providing sophisticated medical validation, reflex testing, real-time alerts and data mining capabilities, in addition to Philips’ comprehensive laboratory information management system.”
The partnership with PKS is an integral part of Philips’ strategy to accelerate innovation and business growth, and delivers a truly integrated and comprehensive, end-to-end healthcare informatics solution.
For further information please contact:
Pacific Knowledge Systems
Phone: +61 427061206
Philips Healthcare Benelux
Phone: +31 6 2040 8643
About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2014 sales of EUR 21.4 billion and employs approximately 108,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.
About Pacific Knowledge Systems
PKS works with health organisations around the world to better capture, manage and leverage their human expertise to improve the performance of their business and deliver better patient outcomes. PKS’ RippleDown product suite automates the unique, human decision making process that is critical to healthcare. It does this by replicating a clinical expert’s decision making process at scale, meaning it can accurately interpret data in real-time, eliminating human error to deliver the best possible interpretation of results. Visit www.pks.healthcare for more information.