Farnborough, United Kingdom – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and Alliance Medical Ltd., Europe’s leading independent provider of imaging services, today announced a strategic partnership that will see Alliance pilot Philips’ new Radiology Operations Command Centre (ROCC).
Accessible from Alliance’s Iceni Centre based in the Warwick Technology Park, Philips’ vendor-agnostic command centre will centralise, virtualise, and standardise imaging operations across sites in the UK operated by Alliance. An initial four locations will participate in the pilot, including St Peter’s Hospital in Surrey, University Hospital Hartlepool, West Middlesex University Hospital and Ashford Hospital in Middlesex.
Philips’ proprietary operational performance management technology will connect experts at the Iceni Centre, with radiographers and onsite staff in locations for real-time, over-the-shoulder collaboration and support, delivering a new level of interoperability between radiology departments.
ROCC enables the ability to centrally monitor every MR and CT scanner within a network from a single location. This helps to maintain business continuity, increase productivity and address the challenges posed by staff shortages by enabling senior radiographers to support others in more than one location.
Additionally, as the NHS continues to tackle the screening backlog caused by COVID-19 and the subsequent restrictions this has placed on imaging services, ROCC presents a new opportunity for radiology services to expand access and improve quality.