News | January 02, 2008

Philips to Improve Quality of Radiation Therapy Practice

January 3, 2008 – Philips and the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT) will launch the International Access to Learning (IAL) program, created to extend healthcare education in Europe, Asia and the South Pacific, aiming to improve the quality of radiographic and radiation therapy practice globally through access to education, sharing of best practices and improved collaboration between clinicians.

The first phase of the IAL program is being piloted in Estonia, Fiji and India. Participants will be able to select from Philips’ catalog of more than 300 accredited, clinical and business courses, and the company will provide these courses at no cost to the members of ISRRT Societies who can access program guidelines and registration via the ISRRT Web site. Later phases of the program will assess the success of this pilot, as both organizations hope to broaden the offerings to members in additional countries and work collaboratively to deliver training of most need to ISRRT members.

The program will commence in Q108 and will be monitored for content demand, international access and further adoption of member organizations. In the future, Philips and ISRRT hope to work together to offer opportunities for member Societies to gain access to educational programs using the Philips Global Training Centers located in the U.S., the Netherlands and Singapore.

The ISRRT represents member associations and societies of over 300,000 radiographic professionals in more than 83 countries. Many of these countries have limited access to any post graduate education opportunities, but in an increasing number, these professionals are required to earn continuing education credits to maintain their certifications and stay up-to-date on current medical technologies. Philips Healthcare’s customer services business aims to meet this need by simplifying access to education and training across the globe.

For more information: www.medical.philips.com

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