News | Analytics Software | January 02, 2018

Banner Health Extends Partnership With Philips for PerformanceBridge Practice

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Banner Health Extends Partnership With Philips for PerformanceBridge Practice

January 2, 2018 — Philips and Arizona-based Banner Health recently announced they have extended their multi-year partnership to include adoption of Philips' PerformanceBridge Practice, helping Banner to accelerate its clinical transformation in radiology and further deliver on its goal of improving care for patients. PerformanceBridge Practice is a part of the Philips PerformanceBridge portfolio, a suite of operational performance improvement software and services that assist radiology departments in enhancing productivity, improving the patient and staff experience, while delivering better value-based care. Philips and Banner will work collaboratively to pinpoint improvement opportunities, and a dedicated Philips Solution Advisor will help Banner to develop solutions that address areas for improvement. Banner will roll out PerformanceBridge Practice in all 28 of its radiology departments in a two-phased approach, starting with their 16 Arizona and academic sites, then expanding to its 12 radiology departments in five other states.

Introduced in 2016, Philips' PerformanceBridge Practice is a vendor-agnostic connected solution that aggregates data from across different imaging modalities and information systems, to provide healthcare professionals access to customizable data on departmental performance. For Banner, this will include a customized user-interface to provide radiology teams with access to actionable information that can help administrators prioritize operational improvements in asset management, equipment uptime and utilization, peer-to-peer collaboration, accreditation compliance and practice management.

"The pressure to reduce costs while increasing operational efficiency in the current healthcare environment is intense, which requires us to look at performance improvement in imaging very differently," said Becky Kuhn, chief operating officer for Banner Health. "Investing in the right tools and technologies helps us to provide better service to our customers. Connecting our radiology assets, and getting a better view into the performance of our radiology departments, will help us to become more efficient, elevate patient safety, and save on capital investments. Ultimately this allows us to reinvest in what matters most – our patients."

Because health systems typically need additional technology support in understanding, adopting and deploying new solutions, Philips offers support with its PerformanceBridge offerings via a Solution Delivery team: Solution Architects, Solution Advisors and IT Engineers with deep knowledge of radiology operations, clinical workflow, radiology IT (information technology), big data analytics, medical imaging technology and financial modeling. This will give organizations like Banner the dedicated support they need from experts at Philips who can help their administrators understand how to leverage PerformanceBridge Practice, while implementing improvement strategies based on meaningful insights provided by the practice management tool.

For more information: www.usa.philips.com/healthcare

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