Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG) has formed a healthcare informatics services business unit to provide clinical programs, data analytics and cloud-based platforms to hospitals and health systems.
Jeroen Tas, formerly chief information officer of Philips, will lead the new business and the group will operate within Philips’ healthcare sector, Philips said Wednesday.
Deborah DiSanzo, CEO of Philips Healthcare, said the company intends to help healthcare providers adopt integrated care services by providing tools, analytics and consulting services.
“Healthcare systems today are changing the way they operate, how decisions are made and how patients receive care. This requires a significant overhaul of complex organizations, as well as the associated actionable data about each patient population they serve, ” she added.
The new business group will collaborate with healthcare providers on services such as screening, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and home-based care.
Philips Healthcare North America has also formed a new sales organization to address the requirements of healthcare customers in the region.