Reinier de Graaf, The Netherlands
In 2015, Reinier de Graaf entered a 15-year Managed Equipment Service agreement with Philips. Throughout the contract lifetime, Philips takes care of the installation, training, maintenance, upgrading, and replacement of all imaging equipment - for a fixed service fee. Philips supplies most of the equipment, but Reinier de Graaf is free to choose non-Philips products within the agreement. Reinier de Graaf and consultants from Philips also work together to optimize the efficiency of care.
The hospital has also consulted Philips on its care delivery processes, Irma van Gelderen adds. "For me, a partnership is about working together to achieve results, and that is exactly what Philips does. For example, they have helped us improve the efficiency of our X-ray rooms to meet patient demand."
Looking forward, Stefan Kroese is excited to jointly map out a path to the future. "How can we serve patients outside of the hospital better? How can we use innovations such as artificial intelligence to support clinical decision-making? I look forward to answering such questions together with Philips."
 CBS 2016, as cited in Reinier de Graaf Medical Strategic Plan 2017-2020.
Results are specific to the institution where they are obtained and may not reflect the results achievable at other institutions.