Next to Städtische Klinikum München – which we reported on recently – Royal Philips has also signed a long-term strategic partnership agreement with the Kliniken der Stadt Köln (Clinics of Cologne). Philips will be responsible for the delivery, upgrade, replacement and maintenance services of advanced medical imaging solutions to support precision diagnosis and therapy. Philips will also help to improve the hospital’s radiology workflows to further enhance the quality and efficiency of its care, as well as patient and staff satisfaction.

Workflows in Cologne

Under the terms of the agreement with the Kliniken der Stadt Köln, valued at approximately 90 million euro, Philips will be responsible for the procurement of new and replacement medical imaging solutions, together with their maintenance and service. The agreement covers all three of the clinic’s locations: Holweide, Merheim and the Children’s Hospital Amsterdamer Strasse. Philips will also provide strategic and operational consultancy services to identify cost savings and improve the quality and efficiency of care. In addition to providing innovative health technology solutions and services, Philips will support the Kliniken der Stadt Köln with the planning of a new radiology-unit, including a new building construction in Merheim, and with optimization of the clinic’s operating procedures in radiology for children and adults.

“Through these innovative partnership models we will support the Städtische Klinikum München and the Kliniken der Stadt Köln to continuously improve delivery of care for their patient populations”, said Peter Vullinghs, Market Leader Philips DACH. “These partnerships underline Philips’ transition to becoming an integrated solutions provider that takes a holistic approach to meet its customers’ needs.”

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