Philips Korea provides digitalized diagnosis system for Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital

By Jung Min-kyung
  • Published : Jul 8, 2019 - 15:07
  • Updated : Jul 8, 2019 - 17:21

Philips Korea, the local unit of Dutch health care giant Philips, said Monday it has been providing a digital pathology system that aids diagnosis of cancer for the Catholic University of Korea’s St. Mary’s Hospital since last month.

The system, dubbed “Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution,” allows the hospital’s pathology team to obtain accurate diagnosis results through a digitalized method. 

Lee Youn-soo, a professor at St. Mary’s Hospital in Seocho-gu, Seoul, uses the Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution developed and provided by Philips Korea. (Philips Korea)

The team is able to manage patients’ tissue slides in the form of unified data through the system. The slides previously had to be stored separately. Digitalizing the data allows the hospital to save actual storage space in a cost-efficient way.

The data also makes it easier for the hospital to share the slides and relevant documents through a digitalized network.

“Through establishment of a digital pathology system, we will be able to shift from previous ways of interpreting analog microscopic image to a more digitalized technology, which will boost efficiency and productivity,” said Lee Youn-soo, a professor at St. Mary’s Department of Pathology.

“A major goal of the adoption of the system is to provide customized and an in-depth medical service for patients though Philips’ technology and knowledge,” she added.

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