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Philips showcases oncology informatics solutions at ASCO 2017

Published 05 June 2017

Royal Philips has announced the debut of IntelliSpace Oncology, a new cloud-based oncology decision-support solution that offers seamless data integration across specialties and locations, data-driven decision making, and tools for proactive patient involvement.

Available through a single-view dashboard, these capabilities provide actionable insights for patient-centric care, while also empowering patients and their families to make the best possible choices during the care journey.

Philips chose the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting (ASCO) in Chicago, Ill. (US), which brings together more than 30,000 oncology professionals from around the world to discuss state-of-the-art treatment modalities, for the debut of IntelliSpace Oncology.

Also showcasing at the meeting is the company's full suite of integrated oncology informatics solutions, including Philips IntelliSpace Genomics, an integrated precision medicine platform with advanced analytics capabilities, genomics-informed clinical decision support and clinical trial matching tools to support the implementation and scaling of informatics-heavy care.

Philips portfolio of oncology informatics solutions also includes IntelliSite Pathology, the first digital pathology solution to be cleared for primary diagnostic use in the U.S.

Oncology is a complex medical domain, in which multiple disciplines must collaborate in order to reach accurate diagnoses and effective treatment plans. Unfortunately, information is frequently lost in communications between specialties and care networks, which can lead to critical information being missed.

The IntelliSpace Oncology decision-support solution seamlessly incorporates all key patient and medical data in one location, to provide a clear, intuitive view of patient status that facilitates data-driven clinical decision support.

 It also offers tools such as patient group analysis and predictive analytics on current and historical data and helps to provide multi-disciplinary oncology care teams with relevant patient information to enhance team-wide collaboration, communication and adherence to clinical guidelines.


IntelliSpace Oncology also offers powerful data mining and analytics capabilities that integrate a hospital's cancer patient records. This offers clinicians an extensive patient database, enabling them to compare their patients' data with that of other patients who have similar characteristics in order to gain data-driven insights into treatment choices and the effects those choices have on patients' quality of life.

Patients need to make many difficult choices about their treatment path and care, so having the ability to view all the relevant data is key to helping them make solid decisions along with their doctor. Via this capability, IntelliSpace Oncology enables deeper patient involvement through personalized educational materials, access to status dashboards, patient-reported outcomes and satisfaction surveys, along with family and care giver support.

Philips IntelliSpace Oncology has been developed with the support of oncology experts at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) in the Netherlands. Philips and LUMC are collaborating in an ongoing pilot study to test the use of IntelliSpace Oncology in colorectal cancer tumor boards, evaluating the impact on workflow efficiency and quality of personalized treatment decisions.

During the pilot program, approximately half the doctors using the solution stated that it shortened the time spent reviewing each patient case. The program also showed further optimization of guideline adherence by 12 percent.

"It remains a real challenge to bring all the necessary information together in order to get a complete picture of the patient and make a good decision. Typically, the information is there but it's not organized in a way that supports us during the decision making process," says oncology surgeon Bert Bonsing, MD, PhD, of the Leiden University Medical Center.

"New technologies can help us optimize how we work together as a team of specialists with the aim of giving the patient a therapy that's as personalized as possible."

"Philips is committed to collaborating with key thought leaders in oncology to develop innovative digital solutions that offer connected care and more personalized treatment for cancer patients," said Yair Briman, Business Leader, Healthcare Informatics, Philips.

"The introduction of IntelliSpace Oncology, based on our joint efforts with LUMC, helps to address the real challenges oncology practitioners are facing today, ultimately driving confident diagnosis through a holistic, patient-centric approach to cancer care."


Prior to ASCO Philips announced it is teaming up with Navican, an Intermountain Healthcare Company, to accelerate the delivery of precision medicine to health Systems worldwide. The companies will work together on a new "turnkey" approach to precision medicine that seeks to deliver Intermountain's best practices into a streamlined service to be integrated at the point of care.

Next to this, Philips signed an agreement with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer center. Both organizations will work together to develop new methodologies and informatics approaches2 for advanced precision diagnostics to help uncover the drivers for cancer at single-cell level. The results of the collaboration will be made available as research applications via the Philips platform to further strengthen next-generation genomic sequencing data methods, analysis and cancer research.



Source: Company Press Release