Tampa General Hospital (TGH) and Royal Philips have inked a deal in which the hospital will have early and ongoing access to the latest Philips innovations over a seven-year period. Under the terms of this strategic partnership, Philips will provide the hospital with millions of dollars’ worth of new solutions such as new software packages, healthcare informatics, specialized workflow solutions. and high-level consulting.
“We are humbled by the heroic work the TGH team is doing during the pandemic and their dedication to constantly improving care across the board, even in these difficult times,” says Vitor Rocha, chief of Philips North America and member of Executive Committee Royal Philips. “The relationship between TGH and Philips builds on a shared drive for innovation in healthcare—to deliver on the Quadruple Aim, break down the barriers between hospital and home and improve people’s lives.”
As a result, Tampa General will replace all bedside patient and vital sign monitors throughout the 1,006-bed hospital and upgrade key imaging equipment in the catheterization laboratories and interventional radiology rooms. Philips also plans to deliver a standardized platform, providing physicians and clinicians with a better overall view of the patient to help make the best care decisions.
“This partnership allows us to stay on the leading edge of technology for many years to come, in a cost-effective way,” says TGH President and CEO John Couris. “Philips not only provides new solutions, but also serves as a valuable partner by helping us improve our workflows and optimization. Tampa General’s vision is to become the safest and most innovative academic health system in America, and long-term commitments like this one will help us achieve that vision.”
Streamlining the process for Tampa General is the fact that Philips technologies are built to integrate with the hospital’s existing technologies.