Royal Philips announced that it has received the “2016 Best in KLAS” award in the ultrasound category. Philips received this recognition this year for its breadth of ultrasound technologies, which span diagnostic, interventional, point-of-care, and software products.

KLAS, a leading global research firm, recognizes companies with the “Best in KLAS” award for contributions to improved patient outcomes based on performance ratings gathered over the past 12 months in 13 market segments. Philips adds the 2016 Best in KLAS for Ultrasound recognition to its list of previous awards from KLAS, including three consecutive Best in KLAS honors for the iE33 xMATRIX-enabled echocardiography system.

“Philips has a rich and expansive history of innovations in ultrasound that continues to shape the delivery of care,” says Vitor Rocha, CEO of ultrasound for Philips. “This distinguished honor from KLAS reaffirms our commitment to designing solutions that combine exceptional image quality with advancements to improve efficiency and reproducibility while reducing healthcare costs.”

Recent innovations from Philips Ultrasound include:

  • The  EPIQ ultrasound system for cardiology, which offers advanced automation to help make some exams easier to perform and more reproducible while delivering new levels of clinical information
  • The Affiniti ultrasound system, which offers ergonomic design and precision engineering to help users work efficiently, while delivering advanced image quality for diagnostic confidence. Philips’ latest addition to the Affiniti line is the Affiniti 30, a system for OB/GYN shared service providers.
  • The Lumify ultra-mobile, app-based system, which expands the use of ultrasound at the clinician level. Powered by Philips HeathSuite, Lumify offers clinicians mobility while integrating with patient profiles and health system equipment.

The KLAS awards will be presented at Philips’ booth at the Radiological Society of North America annual meeting, which takes place from November 27-December 1 in Chicago,