Accessible and affordable ultrasound solution Philips Lumify now available in the Philippines
• App-based ultrasound solution for compatible mobile devices, designed to make ultrasound more accessible at the point-of-care
• Three advanced ultrasound transducers, new exam pre-sets and app-based online portal now offered as part of comprehensive portable, connected digital solution
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) announced that Lumify; an ultrasound solution compatible with Android devices, is now available for qualified practitioners or medical organizations in the Philippines. Philips’ ultrasound digital health approach connects compatible smart devices, a mobile application, advanced ultrasound transducer technology, integrated IT and support services, to help healthcare providers improve patient care and reduce costs.
The media launch was held at New World Hotel last Nov 19,2018
Lumify, the Philips app-based ultrasound solution, helps healthcare professionals make fast, informed decisions. With Lumify’s full suite of point-of-care transducers, physicians in multiple care situations can take advantage of every crucial moment without the time and mobility restrictions of locating a cart-based ultrasound.
“At Philips, we understand the importance of designing quality technological health equipment for healthcare practitioners and patients at point-of-care. This is particularly important in the Philippines where care solutions are widespread geographically and that’s why we’re so excited to be launching Lumify in this market – putting high-quality devices in the hands of more professionals, to serve more patients in more locations” says Ashwin Chari, Country Manager, Philips Philippines. “While continuing to deliver exceptional image quality, Lumify is further extending the reach of ultrasound by creating better connections between clinicians and their patients,” he added.
App-based ultrasound, ready when you are
Lumify is the first Philips ultrasound device for pre-hospital use and supports clinical applications including cardiac, abdominal including lung, OB/GYN, superficial, vascular, soft tissue, MSK, gallbladder and FAST exam pre-sets.
To use Lumify, HCPs need to download The Lumify App from GooglePlay, connect their Philips transducer to their compatible smart device and launch the app to begin scanning. The Lumify App and all three transducers (L12-4, C5-2, and S4-1) are backed by a 5-year warranty, each having gone through rigorous environmental and durability testing for reliability for any clinical setting. The S4-1 transducer and cable weighs 152 grams and is smaller than a smartphone, adding to its versatility and mobility. Beyond integrating with everyday technology, Lumify also uses cloud-enabled technology to connect with PACS, shared networks and system directories.
“The availability of the Philips Lumify device in the Philippines is really valuable news for doctors such as myself. It’s portability and usability mean we can use it in a variety of environments and locations, and its immediate feedback enables us to make on-the-spot diagnosis as we receive high quality ultrasound imaging without the need for a larger machine,” says Dr. Roy M. Sasil Jr, President of PHA Northern Mindanao Chapter.
Dr. Marilou U. De Vera, Obstetrician and Gynecologist at Cardinal Santos Medical Center agreed: “The portability of Philips Lumify is the key benefit for me. Many of my patients require diagnosis and treatment in very remote locations where access to a standard ultrasound solution is not always available. Philips Lumify allows me to take an ultrasound system to them and enabling a much thorough diagnosis.”
Dr. Michael Obispo, Sports Physiatrist, Osteopath, Musculoskeletal Sonologist at Asian Hospital and Medical Center also shared: “I’m really excited about the availability of Philips Lumify in the Philippines. Not only will it enable me to offer different treatments to my patients, but most importantly, it removes the restrictions I often face from having to locate a cart-based ultrasound. Philips Lumify allows me to take advantage of every crucial moment during diagnosis and treatment, which can have a huge impact.”
Lumify is a solution that will grow with its users, with plans for regular software updates and additional transducers, services and apps being released at regular intervals.
For more information on Lumify and the full suite of Philips advanced ultrasound solutions, visit www.philips.com.ph.