Philips sell­ing smart soft­ware for doc­tors

China Daily (USA) - - BUSINESS -

Royal Philips NV plans to roll out soft­ware de­signed to help doc­tors im­prove the di­ag­noses of dis­eases, such as can­cer, as it chal­lenges Gen­eral Elec­tric Co and Siemens AG for a big­ger share of the lu­cra­tive health­care so­lu­tions mar­ket. The apps will im­prove in­ter­pre­ta­tion of data. For ex­am­ple, a se­quence of scans, with dif­fer­ent col­ors can show mi­nor dif­fer­ences that can eas­ily be missed with the naked eye, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Frans van Houten said. It’s a mar­ket that could po­ten­tially grow twice as fast as Philips’ tra­di­tional busi­ness sup­ply­ing scan­ners and other big-ticket med­i­cal gear.

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