Philips continues to expand its clinical informatics portfolio with the acquisition of CDP business
Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Petah Tikva, Israel – Royal Philips Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) announced today that it has agreed to acquire the business of CDP Medical Ltd, an Israel-based provider of Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS), and a subsidiary of medical device distributor Medtechnica Ltd (TASE: MEDI). This acquisition marks the next step in the execution of Philips Healthcare’s strategy to expand its clinical informatics portfolio with solutions that increase its ability to meet the diverse and growing needs of the different markets around the world.
“This is an important step on our journey to complete our range of clinical informatics and patient care solutions that simplify clinician workflow, improve financial outcomes for our customer and help improve and save lives,” said Steve Rusckowski, CEO for Philips Healthcare. “The acquisition of the CDP business complements our current iSite PACS offering and allows us to better tap into certain high-growth market segments, geographically.”
PACS enable medical images to be stored electronically and viewed on doctor and clinician workstations in and outside hospitals, creating more efficient workflow and improved clinical results. PACS serves an increasingly crucial role in today’s healthcare environment as the need to streamline workflow and manage costs, all while providing high-quality care, is universally top of mind for governments, insurers, hospital administrators, and medical teams.
The acquired CDP business, founded in 2000, is headquartered in Petah Tikva and has 20 employees and close to 300 hospital and clinic installations globally, with growth in the last year particularly coming from the Latin America region. Following the closing of the deal, expected in the coming months pending governmental approval, the business will become part of Philips Healthcare’s Patient Care and Clinical Informatics business. It demonstrates Philips’ continuing efforts to expand its offering in clinical informatics, and follows the recent acquisition of healthcare information system provider Tecso Informatica in Brazil.
About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity”. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs more than 116,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 23 billion in 2009, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in flat TV, male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.
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