Royal Philips announced the initiation of a Consortium of health care leaders that will drive the creation of mobile ultrasound solutions, highlighted by the demonstration of a new app-based ultrasound proof-of-concept. The Consortium will consist of experts from across the health continuum, including bioengineers, radiologists, clinicians and payers, who will conduct research and explore ways to extend the reach of ultrasound applications into the hands of more health care professionals as they guide patients from diagnosis to treatment and recovery.
“Ultrasound is a critical tool in diagnostic imaging and general healthcare, and it will become even more essential as technology advances by providing improved data to physicians anywhere, faster, and enabling us to focus on what’s most important – patient care,” said Dr. Narula of Mount Sinai. “This Consortium enables true collaboration and encourages the exchange of innovative ideas to address specific needs within the medical community.”
The Consortium will consist of experts from across the health continuum, including bioengineers, radiologists, clinicians and payers.The latest initiative builds on Philips’ momentum in the development of technology that opens new opportunities to connect care across the health continuum using app-based ultrasound solutions designed to interface with the Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform.
Philips is actively recruiting members for the Consortium and will convene the multi-disciplinary group two times a year to gain insights and create the future of mobile ultrasound innovation.
Inaugural Consortium members include:
- Jagat Narula, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Dean for Global Affairs, Professor of Radiology and Medicine, Cardiology, at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Director of Cardiovascular Imaging Program of Mount Sinai Heart at The Mount Sinai Hospital
- Norman J. Beauchamp, M.D., M.H.S., Professor and Chair, The University of Washington Department of Radiology
- Michael B. Stone, M.D., FACEP, Chief, Division of Emergency Ultrasound, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School