Philips Healthcare Mexico: Delivering the continuum of care from hospital to home

By Rebecca Castrejon
In September 2014, Philips announced that it will divide the compa...

In September 2014, Philips announced that it will divide the company in two parts: The first focused on lighting solutions and the second on health technology. This move will ensure that both divisions can attract the focus they need to remain key players in their respective marketplaces.

For Philips Mexico, it means that actions will focus more and more on providing solutions for healthy living. Where previously the company’s focus was on manufacturing and selling products, in the future Philips will partner long term with key clients in the private and public sectors.

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Focus on health tech: Providing care from the hospital to the home

Being a leading supplier of healthcare technology for both private and public hospitals, Philips has always offered the best equipment available for diagnostic imaging and monitoring. Recent additions to this catalogue include the only digital MRI solution currently available in the market, a digital PET-CT solution capable of diagnosing cancer faster and more accurately with half the radiation and a spectral CT scanner, which provides diagnostic precision levels as never seen before.

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However, Philips Healthcare’s operations now encompass a spectrum not limited to supplying equipment for hospitals alone.

“If we truly want to improve healthcare for Mexicans, we need to look at the full continuum of care,” said Mark Stoffels, and added “This means that we should work to make sure a patient does not have to go to the hospital in the first place. And if they have to, we should try to make their stay as short as possible so that they can soon return to the comfort of their own homes. Our strategy is ... Click here to read the rest of the article on Healthcare Global!

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