Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced the continued momentum of its cutting-edge pathology diagnostics with the successful transformation of two fully digital pathology labs in Austria. The Pathology Institute in Hall and the Pathology Institute at Tirol Kliniken Innsbruck have fully digitized their diagnostic process with Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution, a comprehensive digital pathology system designed to meet the challenges of today’s pathology lab.
Through examination of patient tissue samples, pathology plays a crucial role in the diagnosis and management of a variety of diseases, including cancer. While healthcare costs and quality pressures continue to mount, digital pathology can help improve the efficiency and quality of cancer diagnostics by enhancing collaboration across care teams and improving time to diagnosis. The Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution helps healthcare organizations reinvent the traditional histopathology approach by implementing a fully digital workflow, enhancing efficiency and productivity, and improving confidence in making diagnosis.
“As pathologists seek more efficient means to support targeted, patient-specific therapy, the momentum continues of high-volume and networked pathology institutions across the world implementing fully digital pathology platforms,” said Russ Granzow, General Manager of Philips Digital Pathology Solutions. “Our solution unifies patient data and helps hospital systems improve workflows to achieve first time right decision-making, leading to better patient care.”
“Like other European countries, Austria has a dramatic lack of pathologists and a fully digital workflow solves this challenge by enhancing collaboration capabilities,” said Dr. Afschin Soleiman, Medical Director of the Pathology Institute at Tirol Kliniken Innsbruck, Austria, and head of two additional pathology labs. “We have simplified the process of discussing difficult cases with experienced colleagues, even if they are not on site, because the digital presentation of the pathology cases is quick to review, and allows for quantitative measurements.” A total of ten pathologists from Dr. Soleiman's team diagnose using the Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution, from within the lab and from externally.