June 12, 2017 (Toronto) – Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and Philips Canada (Philips) announced today that IntelliSpace PACS, a medical imaging technology which provides storage and access to images from multiple modalities, achieved Infoway’s Diagnostic Imaging (DI) certification.
"We congratulate Philips for achieving Infoway Diagnostic Imaging certification for their IntelliSpace Picture Archiving Communication Systems (PACS) solution. This milestone ensures that their solution conforms to the national and international standards for privacy, security, and interoperability,” says Mark Nenadovic, Group Director, Certification Services, Canada Health Infoway.
A DI solution maintains and manages information about orders and results for DI tests, which constitute a vital part of a patient electronic health record (EHR). The DI pre-implementation certification evaluates and assesses these solutions offered as a hosted service and/or a product to be deployed at client sites.
Philips aims to address the bigger picture to help clinicians adapt successfully to the increasing size and scope of health care. IntelliSpace PACS offers intelligent, connected and secure solutions that optimize workflow while delivering context relevant, efficient, fully integrated, compliant care with a partnership that brings peace of mind by keeping compliant with the latest data security and patient privacy standards.
“Philips products and services help physicians streamline radiology image review and analysis, collaborate easily with colleagues across the enterprise, and transmit images and information as needed,” said Iain Burns, CEO, Philips Canada. “Our IntelliSpace PACS solution simplifies radiology imaging workflows while maintaining deep clinical capabilities. It provides secure access to meaningful imaging information. We are thrilled with our Infoway National Class certification. This is a true testament to our dedication to innovation and health care.”
Infoway Certification Services provide a process to certify trusted, standards-based health information solutions. It offers pre-implementation certification for the following technology classes:
- Consumer Health Application
- Consumer Health Platform
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Drug Information System
- Electronic Medical Record
- Immunization Registry
- Client Registry
- Provider Registry
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 2016 sales of EUR 17.4 billion and employs approximately 70,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries.
About Canada Health Infoway
Infoway helps to improve the health of Canadians by working with partners to accelerate the development, adoption and effective use of digital health across Canada. Through our investments, we help deliver better quality and access to care and more efficient delivery of health services for patients and clinicians. Infoway is an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the federal government.
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