What You Should Know:
– Tampa General Hospital announces a
seven-year strategic partnership with Philips to innovate and improve patient
– As part of the partnership, 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.
Tampa General Hospital
(TGH) and Philips today
announced they are creating a long-term strategic partnership designed to keep
Tampa General Hospital at the forefront of technological innovation.
Tampa General, one of the largest hospitals in the U.S., will have early and
ongoing access to the latest Philips innovations during the
seven-year arrangement. This will allow the hospital to continue delivering
world-class care while lowering costs.
Terms of the Agreement
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, unique workflow solutions and
high-level consulting. 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
In addition, Philips also plans to deliver a
standardized platform, providing doctors and clinicians with a better overall
view of the patient to help make the best decisions when it comes to diagnosis
and providing world-class care.
“This partnership allows us to stay on the leading edge of technology for many years to come, in a cost-effective way,” said 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.”
Seamless Experience for Clinicians and Patients
The transformational partnership shows Tampa General is
investing in long-term innovation. Together, Philips and Tampa
General have already invested more than 1,000 hours on technology replacement
planning and performed over 400 clinical staff interviews to understand how to
better improve the patient and staff experience. Philips is also
working on a technology replacement plan which includes implementing
cloud-based technologies such as Philips PerformanceBridge. This technology gives users a view
to all their diagnostic equipment and ensures that TGH gets the latest in
medical innovation in a cost-effective, timely way.
“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,” said Vitor Rocha, Chief Philips North America, member of the 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. For us, the partnership is more than transactional. It means taking the time to truly understand their patients’ needs and suggest solutions that can address their workflow and service line needs today, while planning for tomorrow.”