“The role of point-of-care ultrasound in improving emergency medicine in Rwanda is really important. We have a limited number of radiologists that we can call on to perform scans, and as a result there is often a delay in providing care to patients,” said Dr. Vincent Ndebwanimana, Emergency Care Physician at the University of Rwanda. “Now I can make the emergency diagnosis myself so that I can much better fulfil my responsibility as an emergency physician.”
At Philips, we are focused on providing ultrasound tools that aid in answering key clinical questions simply and quickly and we continue to believe that sustainable education is critical to increasing access to ultrasound and improving healthcare globally.
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Business Leader Ultrasound, Philips.
“Ultrasound is an important first-line diagnostic tool, but may be limited by the capabilities of the user conducting and interpreting the scan,” said Bich Le, Business Leader Ultrasound, Philips. “At Philips, we are focused on providing ultrasound tools that aid in answering key clinical questions simply and quickly and we continue to believe that sustainable education is critical to increasing access to ultrasound and improving healthcare globally.”
Philips’ Lumify with Reacts point-of-care ultrasound solution, which works in conjunction with a compatible smartphone or tablet, is the world’s first ultra-portable ultrasound device with advanced telehealth capabilities. The Reacts communications platform enables two-way audio-visual calls with live ultrasound streaming, so both parties can simultaneously view the live ultrasound image and probe positioning, while discussing and interacting at the same time.
Lumify with Reacts is already an integral part of Philips’ outreach kit for its Community Life Center program, which aims to improve community and primary health across Africa by providing key tools and services for the continent’s health workers and midwives. Philips is a global leader and trailblazer in connected care solutions that support healthcare systems and improve access to care for millions of people across the world. Its other ground-breaking telehealth solutions include home monitoring systems for chronic disease patients and patient monitoring in electronic intensive care units (eICUs), as well as multiple tele-radiology applications.
United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74)
Philips will be present at the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 74) (September 17 – 30, 2019) where it will engage with industry, NGO and government stakeholders on how to best implement initiatives that support Universal Health Coverage in underserved communities around the world. The tele-ultrasound mentorship program will be highlighted as an example during a high-level panel discussion on 24 September.