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Philips announces commercial availability of its interoperable and scalable IntelliSpace Universal Data Manager for healthcare enterprises

November 28, 2016

Unlike conventional Vendor Neutral Archives*, IntelliSpace Universal Data Manager addresses the need to integrate silos of data from multiple sources with the focus on high performance for the delivery of large data sets, like medical images


Amsterdam, the NetherlandsRoyal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA) today announced the commercial availability of its high-performance IntelliSpace Universal Data Manager, a scalable, secure, interoperable data management solution that supports healthcare enterprises in organizing large data sets, including millions of images and other data from multiple sources, and quickly delivering them to virtually any clinician throughout their health network. The IntelliSpace Universal Data Manager complements the Philips IntelliSpace healthcare informatics portfolio, including the IntelliSpace PACS radiology workflow management applications and IntelliSpace Portal advanced visualization and quantification platform.


Today’s conventional medical image archive solutions focus on multi-vendor compatibility but they often times compromise on performance and scalability. Philips’ new interoperable IntelliSpace Universal Data Manager is different and allows for integration and universal management and scalability to meet healthcare providers current and future needs, helping them to deliver better, more holistic patient care without compromising on system performance.


The IntelliSpace Universal Data Manager delivers enhanced image lifecycle support, configurable storage options and full scalability, while also meeting the performance demands of larger radiology departments. Many healthcare organizations have challenges managing the millions of images and other data that are often stored in decentralized systems and infrastructures from multiple vendors across many clinical departments and locations. These images range from X-ray, CT and MR-scans made by their radiology, cardiology and oncology departments to the digital photos taken by dermatology and plastic surgery as part of a consultation. With the IntelliSpace Universal Data Manager, radiologists and clinicians can access relevant multi-discipline medical images for a more complete and integrated view of their patients’ medical conditions over time. The data management solution works with multi-vendor imaging modalities and storage systems and supports medical imaging standards to leverage existing investments. 


“Chief Information Officers at healthcare enterprises face complex IT landscapes and are seeking more effective data management strategies,” said Yair Briman, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Healthcare IT for Philips. “Philips is committed to offering sophisticated solutions that are universal, interoperable, and help organizations with the challenge of integrating the proliferation of ordered and non-ordered images, reigning in spiraling operational costs and providing easy access to patient records.”


The Universal Data Manager will leverage the capabilities of Philips HealthSuite with the aim to further expand its features and possibilities for enterprise-wide, and between hospital enterprises, medical image accessibility.


Philips IntelliSpace is an integrated portfolio of professional healthcare informatics solutions providing clinical workflow, decision support and patient management capabilities. The IntelliSpace Universal Data Manager works seamlessly with IntelliSpace PACS and IntelliSpace Portal to help deliver diagnostic and treatment confidence in radiology, cardiology, oncology, neurology and other clinical domains. 


The new technology will be showcased at booth #6735 at the RSNA Annual Meeting, taking place Nov. 27 – Dec. 2, in Chicago, IL. For more information on Philips integrated informatics solutions, visit our IT information management webpage.  For details on Philips presence at RSNA 2016, please visit and follow the conversation @PhilipsLiveFrom and the event hashtag, #RSNA16 for live updates throughout the event.


* A VNA is a universal data management solution in which medical images, documents and potentially other clinically relevant data are archived in a standard format, allowing them to be rapidly accessed in a vendor neutral manner by other informatics systems.

For further information, please contact:

Kathy O’Reilly

Philips Group Communications

Tel.: +1 978-221-8919


Twitter: @kathyoreilly


Joost Maltha 

Philips Communications Healthcare Informatics, Solutions and Services

Tel.: +31 610-55-8116


Twitter: @JoostMaltha

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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