Geisinger to Launch eICU(R) ProgramNew initiative will provide high-tech, 24/7 critical care to improve outcomes
BALTIMORE, Aug. 25, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Geisinger Health System to launch an eICU Program. The Philips VISICU eICU(R) Program combines early warning alerts and remote monitoring technology to connect off-site critical care specialists with intensive care unit (ICU) patients and their bedside care teams. Geisinger is expected to leverage the program's proven track record of reducing medical complications and improving the care provided to patients.
Geisinger Health System is one of the nation's largest integrated health services organizations. Serving more than two million residents throughout central and northeastern Pennsylvania, the physician-led organization is at the forefront of the country's rapidly emerging electronic health records movement. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org.
Philips VISICU is leading the transformation of critical care through its eICU Program. Using remote monitoring technology and clinical intelligence, critical care resources are leveraged to enhance specialist access, improve clinical outcomes, and reduce healthcare costs. To learn more, visit www.eicu.net.
eICU(R) is a registered trademark of Philips VISICU. All rights reserved.
Deb Dominianni; 410-843-4565
About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified Health and Well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of "sense and simplicity." Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 116,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of $38 billion (EUR 26 billion) in 2008, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in flat TV, male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.
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