Philips launches Intellispace Cardiovascular image and information management system


Philips logoRoyal Philips has launched the IntelliSpace Cardiovascular 2.1, the latest version of its next-generation Cardiovascular Image and Information Management System. IntelliSpace Cardiovascular is designed to provide clinicians with a single point of access anytime and virtually anywhere, allowing for web-based echo reporting, delivering diagnostic quality viewing of echo images.

IntelliSpace Cardiovascular is intended to provide cardiologists with an interoperable, patient-centric repository of comprehensive cardiovascular information to help support clinical decision-making, streamline workflows and reduce costs.

According to the Future Health Index, a recent study commissioned by Philips, 81% of cardiology patients surveyed feel it is important that the healthcare system in their country is integrated so that they do not have to have the same test or screening run multiple times due to visiting different facilities.

“Now, the cardiologist does not have to search for images and reports from earlier tests or open multiple screens. Everything is presented in a unified view, on a chronologically ordered timeline,” says Wally Wonnink, supervising physician on Echocardiography at the Elisabeth-Tweesteden Hospital Tilburg, the Netherlands. “This will give caregivers access to the patient’s history of diagnosis and treatment and can help prevent unnecessary examinations.”

IntelliSpace Cardiovascular also features expanded vendor agnostic web application programming interfaces (WebAPI), designed to provide customers with easier access to third-party applications. The latest iteration of IntelliSpace Cardiovascular is intended to deliver seamless access to EMR data, scheduling systems and any web-based application supporting the clinician. The increased interoperability should further centralise patient data from multiple sources to streamline workflows, provide a more comprehensive patient view, and foster collaboration by adding clinical depth instead of information overload, according to a company release.