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Philips introduces PerformanceBridge suite of operational performance improvement software and services for radiology departments

November 27, 2016

  • Debuting at RSNA 2016, Philips’ new PerformanceBridge portfolio of operational improvement software offers an integrated view of imaging-related key performance indicators coupled with professional services to support continuous improvement initiatives
  • ‘Powered’ by Philips HealthSuite, PerformanceBridge provides data-driven actionable insights to help standardize workflows and enhance quality of care


Amsterdam, the NetherlandsRoyal Philips (NYSE: PHG AEX: PHIA) today introduced PerformanceBridge, a new suite of performance management software and services to assist radiology departments in enhancing productivity, improving the patient experience and delivering better value-based care. PerformanceBridge supports radiology department administrators in prioritizing operational improvements in asset management, equipment uptime and utilization, peer-to-peer collaboration, accreditation compliance and practice management. 


Designed as a secure, cloud-based or on-premise software solution, Philips’ PerformanceBridge gives healthcare professionals access to near real-time data on departmental performance through an easy-to-use interactive dashboard. Vendor agnostic, PerformanceBridge unifies information across different imaging modalities and existing information systems. To further support continuous improvement management, Philips offers a dedicated team of application specialists to help PerformanceBridge users leverage its tools and implement performance improvement strategies based on meaningful insights provided by PerformanceBridge.


“As the role of the radiologist continues to evolve, we are committed to delivering next-generation software and services to bring the power of informatics and decision support to radiology,” said Rob Cascella, CEO of the Diagnosis and Treatment businesses at Philips. “Radiology departments have access to a goldmine of data that can positively impact the entire enterprise. PerformanceBridge leverages intelligent software and analytics, blended with deep expertise, to deliver actionable information to make everything more streamlined in support of a first-time-right approach.”


Lahey Hospital & Medical Center based in Burlington, Massachusetts, is a co-development site and early adopter of one of the services of Philips’ PerformanceBridge, namely PerformanceBridge Practice.


“PerformanceBridge Practice has incredible promise for data-driven practice management, including exciting things such as a real local market referral pattern analysis, as well as asset and technologist utilization insights,” said Christoph Wald, M.D., Ph.D, MBA, FACR, Chairman, Department of Radiology at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Professor of Radiology at Tufts University Medical School. “It gives us the intelligence we need to be a data-driven enterprise.”


The PerformanceBridge suite includes intelligent tools and personalized service options to enable health systems to drive the value of imaging: 


  • Understanding and improving imaging performance – PerformanceBridge Practice offers vendor-agnostic, deep, data-backed insights to identify opportunities and gaps within a health system. Following this assessment, Philips acts as a partner in on-going continuous improvement, providing detailed benchmarking and insights to help achieve productivity gains.
  • Managing radiation dose – Philips’ dose management software platform, DoseWise Portal, enables healthcare providers to record, track and analyze the radiation exposure of patients and clinicians. Imaging managers have access to information about patient radiation exposure to make data-informed decisions to ensure safe optimized levels and adherence to industry regulations. 
  • Participating in knowledge sharing – Through Philips’ NetForum community, clinicians have access to a cloud-based peer-to-peer network, where members can access benchmarking data, case studies and educational information to aid in knowledge sharing and facilitate learning. 
  • Proactively addressing equipment issues – PerformanceBridge’s services analytics infrastructure integrates input from 24 different data sources into one consolidated database with more than 40 proactive data analytics algorithms, which analyze system log files on a daily basis to recognize patterns that identify the need for proactive equipment maintenance.


PerformanceBridge builds on Philips’ existing expertise in imaging, clinical informatics, healthcare consulting services, remote services, dose management services and education services. It complements Philips’ Rightfit suite of maintenance services and its SmartPath suite of upgrade services. Philips has an installed base of over 300,000 imaging systems in more than 100 countries, and 7,000 field service engineers to support Philips customers. 


Philips is showcasing PerformanceBridge at RSNA 2016 at booth #6735 in Hall B at McCormick Place. PerformanceBridge will be commercially available in the US, Benelux, UK, Australia and New Zealand in 2017.  


For more information about Philips’ presence at RSNA, including the full suite of Philips’ solutions for diagnosis and treatment, please visit Philips’ RSNA event website, and follow @PhilipsLiveFrom for more information on Philips’ presence at #RSNA16.

For further information, please contact:

Alicia Cafardi

Philips Group Communications 

Tel: + 1 412-523-9616



Kathy O’Reilly 

Philips Group Communications

Tel: +1 978-221-8919


Twitter: @KathyOReilly

About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips' health technology portfolio generated 2015 sales of EUR 16.8 billion and employs approximately 70,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at

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