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Germany: Philips signs two long-term strategic partnership deals

Royal Philips today announced it has signed two long-term strategic partnership agreements with hospital groups in Germany


The Kliniken der Stadt Köln (Clinics of Cologne) and Philips signed a 15-year partnership contract, under the terms of which 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.

The company also recently signed an eight-year strategic innovation partnership agreement for medical imaging solutions, including healthcare consultancy services, with the Städtische Klinikum München (Munich Municipal Hospital) one of the largest municipal hospital groups in Germany.

Under the terms of the agreement with the Städtische Klinikum München, valued at approximately 50 million euro, Philips will provide the hospital with state-of-the-art imaging systems and clinical informatics. In total, over 200 imaging systems throughout the hospital group will be renewed, making this the largest medical technology project for a single clinic in Europe. Philips will also provide its strategic consultancy services.

"The goal of the partnership with Philips is to jointly increase the quality and efficiency of care with a focus on enhancing the patient and staff experiences,” explained Dr. Axel Fischer, Chairman of the Board of Management at the Städtische Klinikum München.

“By combining innovative technology concepts that address the evolving needs of our patient population with continuous improvement of our processes, we aim to ensure cost-effective care for patients in the Munich region over the long-term.”

The partnership, says Philips, will be based on a needs-based concept that will integrate new state-of-the-art technologies intelligently, via a timely phased approach, into the hospital’s processes. It will help the Städtische Klinikum München drive optimum clinical and economic value from its technology investments. 

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. It will also provide strategy and operational consultancy services to identify cost savings and improve the quality and efficiency of care.

"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.

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