Royal Philips and the Regional Medical Center (RMC) have announced a strategic five-year partnership agreement worth USD 16 million to deliver innovative diagnostic-imaging solutions for the residents of rural Orangeburg, Calhoun, Bamberg, and Barnwell counties in South Carolina, United States. The partnership will also support the expansion of the region’s only stand-alone community hospital. As a result, RMC will be better equipped to deliver on its quadruple aim – better outcomes, increased efficiency, and improved patient and staff experience.
Long-term strategic partnerships (LSPs) are a growing trend, used within hospitals and health systems to better manage the cost and complexity of their technology investments over a defined period of time, while expanding quality access to advanced medical care in order to improve patient outcomes. Philips is a leader in LSPs and the partnership will provide RMC with access to the latest diagnostic-imaging solutions, such as the helium-free Ingenia Ambition X system, which can help improve first-time-right diagnosis and perform faster exams. Moreover, RMC will have access to industry-leading minimally invasive solutions, such as the Philips Azurion image-guided therapy platform. Azurion offers a unique operating system that optimizes integration and an intuitive user interface that puts controls at the clinician’s fingertips.
Through Philips Medical Capital’s flexible finance plan, long-term strategic partnerships also provide a predictable and stable financial model, while helping take the guesswork out of technology adoption. Its partnership with Philips will allow RMC to not only offer state-of-the-art technology and standardize its diagnostic imaging, but also better integrate imaging data, allowing clinicians to get access to the right patient data for better diagnosis and treatment.