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Philips PACS interoperability helps Scotland's National Health Service deliver leading breast cancer screening

Press releases may be edited for formatting or style | March 16, 2022 Health IT PACS / Enterprise Imaging Women's Health

Streamlining workflows, improving access to better care

The interoperability of Philips Vue PACS with Scotland's Global PACS system makes an individual patient's current and prior mammography images available to all NHS Scotland hospitals, enabling clinicians to compare new scans with prior studies irrespective of where they were performed in Scotland. It also allows the program's regional screening centers to support one another - for example, when staff shortages limit the ability of any one center to cope with the volume of images that need to be read. As a result, patients benefit from faster diagnoses and better-informed treatment plans.

"This latest collaboration with the NHS in Scotland further demonstrates our commitment to deliver patient-centric solutions designed to deliver the right information at the right time to help improve the patient experience and help advance the path to precision care," said Kees Wesdorp, Chief Business Leader of Precision Diagnosis at Philips. "The Scottish Breast Screening Program has revolutionized breast cancer care in Scotland, ensuring that no matter where patients live, they have a better chance of receiving an early diagnosis and timely treatment. Philips is proud to be working with the team at NHS Scotland to continually improve the technology, scope and scale of the program."

Philips' diagnostic informatics portfolio supports hospitals and imaging centers with intelligent, scalable, secure and interoperable solutions which connect people, technology and data to support clinical decisions at every point of care. Philips' end-to-end portfolio of enterprise informatics solutions enables patients, clinicians and hospital administrators to fully harness the power of information and translate data into actionable insights – a critical next step to advance precision care.

Philips will be showcasing its enterprise imaging solutions that securely connect and facilitate the sharing of information among patients and their care teams across health systems at the upcoming HIMSS Global meeting, March 14 – March 18 in Orlando, Florida, USA. For more information on how the company's advanced analytics and intelligent informatics support clinicians at the point-of-care by providing clinical insights and improving collaboration among clinical care teams, visit www.philips.com/himss and follow @PhilipsLiveFrom for #HIMSS22 updates throughout the event.

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