ANDOVER, Mass. and AUGUSTA, Ga., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) and Georgia Regents Medical Center (GRMC), Georgia's public academic health center renowned for its top-ranked doctors, today announced a 15-year alliance to enable increasingly patient-centered approaches to care and to create an innovative business model that addresses current and future clinical, operational and equipment needs of GRMC's multiple sites.
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The alliance is a first-of-its-kind delivery model in the United States. Through the agreement, worth approximately USD 300 million, the largest of its kind for Philips, the company will provide GRMC with a comprehensive range of consulting services, advanced medical technologies, and operational performance, planning and maintenance services with pre-determined monthly operational costs over a 15-year term.
The alliance will broadly support the Georgia Regents Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Georgia, Georgia Regents University Cancer Center and the health system's numerous outpatient clinics, which serve the medical needs of four to six million people, across Georgia and South Carolina. Philips and Georgia Regents will work closely to deliver faster, more effective and cost-efficient care from diagnostics to therapeutics, and inpatient and outpatient clinical services. The alliance will impact all care areas, including radiology, cardiology, neurology, oncology and pediatrics, and enhance medical research and clinical technology R&D initiatives for care delivery innovation.The agreement encompasses Philips imaging systems, patient monitoring and clinical informatics solutions, as well as lighting and consumer products. Philips will also furnish GRMC rapid access to new equipment as well as educational resources. Philips and GRMC will work together to cost-effectively design and deploy innovative patient care strategies.