Philips boosts digital pathology with enhanced informatics

Advancement in precision diagnosis in oncology

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Philips, a global leader in health technology, announced that it would introduce its latest digital pathology advancements at the European Congress of Pathology 2020 virtual event, taking place from 6 to 8 December 2020. Building on its strong portfolio to support oncology clinical decision-making, Philips brings together the power of imaging, pathology, genomics, and longitudinal data with insights from artificial intelligence, to empower clinicians to deliver clear care pathways with predictable outcomes for patients.

Pathology is vital to healthcare delivery, with 70% of decisions affecting a person’s life involving a laboratory or pathology test. However, with current resource shortages, the growing volume of complex requests, and workflow inefficiencies across systems and departments, pathology labs face significant pressures on multiple fronts.

Rather than viewing oncology as many single moments of care, Philips envisions a continuous care pathway empowered by integrated solutions for oncology and pathology that help transform and enhance multi-disciplinary workflows, including the oncology tumor board process. Critical patient data is made visible for both oncologists and pathologists, which allows them to collaborate more efficiently to drive the right care in the right sequence at the right time.

By taking a systems view across the imaging enterprise, Philips leverages the power of smart diagnostic technologies and advanced informatics to remove the obstacles standing in the way of optimized workflows. The newly released Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution features a leading-edge user experience (UX), enhancing the ease of use while helping streamline the imaging workflow in an automated digital solution, it said. With this latest iteration, Philips connects healthcare systems to scale digital operations, improve efficiency in high volume scanning, stimulate collaboration, and enable precision diagnosis.

Philips commitment to an open pathology platform

Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution offers an open, scalable, and interoperable platform that supports flexibility in deployments of image analysis software tools, strengthening Philips commitment to the Open Pathology platform. Other software tools allow developers and researchers to work with data natively in the iSyntax format for core research and algorithm development, enabling collaboration for education and creating third-party applications.

“A precise diagnosis informs the patient’s care pathway progress, from screening and diagnosis to treatment, monitoring, assessment, and the transition toward home care,” said Kees Wesdorp, chief business leader Precision Diagnosis at Philips. ”Philips integrated solutions for oncology, including this latest enhancement in digital pathology, help empower the cancer care team to reach clinical treatment decisions based on richer dashboards, clinical images, reports, and structured patient data. The seamless integration of information into the oncology workflow will help improve the clinician experience and ultimately, patient outcomes.”

Philips participation in the Virtual ECP 2020 Congress

Philips will host a virtual presence during the 32nd European Society of Pathology Congress (ECP 2020) from 6 to 8 December. ECP attendees will experience digital pathology imaging through demonstrations and webinars. Dr. Juan Retamero, a digital pathology professional, will share his experiences and vision on how digital pathology brings great potential to enhance patient care.


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