Philips To Develop Taiwan's First Fully Digital Pathology Department
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Philips To Develop Taiwan's First Fully Digital Pathology Department

By Healthcare Tech Outlook | Friday, August 30, 2019

Tissue cultures that were done under a microscope will be replaced with Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution with the UFS and shared in the form of digital images for diagnosis.

Fremont, CA: Royal Philips, a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health, has announced its plans to collaborate with the Taipei Veterans General Hospital (TPVGH), Taiwan to create the first fully digital pathology tissue examination center. Utilizing the Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution, the hospital will now be capable of digital diagnostics with remote view capabilities enhancing patient safety and improving quality of diagnosis.

As per the recent study reports from 2018, cancer accounted for nearly 30 percent of the 180,000 deaths in Taiwan, with malignant tumors one of the leading causes. Finding the disease pathology with expert diagnosis is difficult considering the unavailability of both experts and solutions. Biopsies are to be conducted with professional help to identify and treat in such cases, including for diseases like cancer. Here is where the Philips comes in.

Designed to support clinical practice, reduce costs, and improve patient care, the Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution comes with case management tools, high-resolution digital images, Image Management System (IMS) server and storage software, and industry standard collaborative features.

Tissue cultures that were done under a microscope will be replaced with Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution with the Ultra-Fast Scanner (UFS). With this TPVGH can now create digital samples that can be reviewed, interpreted, analyzed, and shared in the form of digital images. The IMS, which is a part of the Philips solution, will enable the hospital to get reviews and opinions from medical professionals around the world in real-time.

Additionally, the tissue samples in the form of digital images can be stored easily for the purposes like clinical usage, education of pathology students, and medical research.

“Philips Taiwan continues to help Taiwan in realizing intelligent and advanced healthcare solutions,” said Richard Hu, General Manager of Philips Taiwan. He said that the digitization of pathology enables remote viewing to the associated hospitals, medical experts and professional physicians. The solution offers efficiency, quality and accessibility to the hospital service while ensuring patient safety, Hu added.

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