Jackson Health, Philips extend pact to work on info exchange

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A Miami-based health system is expanding its relationship with Royal Philips to implement a managed service for IT intended to aid information exchange.

The agreement, between Jackson Health System and the Netherlands-based vendor, will extend use of a platform intended to deliver Enterprise Monitoring as a Service (EMaaS).

The organizations say they are expanding on an 11-year long-term strategic partnership for Philips’ IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition, with the hope of improving communication between radiology, cardiology, acute care and other digital health systems.

Jackson Health System operates a 2,106-bed teaching hospital in downtown Miami, as well as Holtz Children's Hospital, Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital, Jackson Mental Health Hospital, Jackson North Medical Center and Jackson South Community Hospital. In addition to the hospitals, Jackson Health System also has three primary care centers, five specialty care centers, two long-term care nursing facilities and other care delivery sites.

In order to better exchange information “locked” in providers’ IT silos in different operational areas, the Philips IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition combines the Philips IntelliSpace Radiology, Cardiology portfolios and PerformanceBridge into a scalable, interoperable and secure hospital-wide solution for clinical and operational informatics, providing continuous improvement to enable healthcare enterprises to grow and transform.

PerformanceBridge offers a flexible suite of solutions to help optimize operational and workflow efficiency. The combined solution bridges the gap between data and decision-making across the enterprise to drive continuous improvement, supported by dedicated advisors and services.

"By adding Philips' IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition to our existing range of applications, we're continuing to leverage innovative business models and partnerships to empower our clinicians to deliver the best care possible through the use of technology," says Michael Garcia, senior vice president and CIO at Jackson Health. "Philips has been and continues to be a valuable partner to us, and with their risk sharing approach and pay-per-use model, we feel like our goals are well aligned to drive joint success.”

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