Philips Healthcare is a leading health technology company operating across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment, and home care. Philips Healthcare is a division of Philips, a Dutch diversified technology company, with it's headquarters in Amsterdam, that offers consumer electronics and electrical products. The parent company was established in 1891 by Gerard Philips and his father Frederik Philips.
Philips Healthcare provides healthcare solutions for diagnostic, treatment, and preventive care. The company’s product portfolio includes CT scanners, ECG equipment, mammography equipment, monitoring equipment, MRI scanners, radiography equipment, resuscitation equipment, ultrasound equipment, molecular imaging devices, X-ray equipment, and more. Philips Healthcare has focused their research and development efforts to develop new approaches in the areas of radiology, cardiology, oncology, decision support, home health, respiratory and other critical areas.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Philips has set up a central global task force and regional task forces that are actively monitoring and supporting operations on a daily basis. This includes working with customers to help ensure continued safe and timely support to meet their needs, fully in accordance with health authority recommendations.
To meet the increased demand for professional healthcare products and solutions, across the globe they are in the process of increasing their production and roll-out. In particular, this relates to certain diagnostic imaging systems, patient monitors and ventilators. As of March 22nd, 2020, Philips is ramping up the production of hospital ventilators and plans to double production within eight weeks and achieve a four-fold increase by the third quarter of 2020. The company is mobilizing its global supplier network to step up support and production in this extraordinary situation.
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