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Philips Receives 2016 Best in KLAS Award in Ultrasound

KLAS honors Philips for its full suite of advanced ultrasound solutions based on feedback from thousands of healthcare providers

November 18, 2016

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Amsterdam, the Netherlands Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG AEX: PHIA) today announced that it has received the “2016 Best in KLAS” award in the Ultrasound category. Philips received KLAS’ prestigious recognition this year for its breadth of ultrasound solutions, spanning diagnostic, interventional, point-of-care and software products. The award recognizes Philips’ commitment to expanding applications for ultrasound, developing a broad portfolio of innovations to provide the right information the first time for more confident diagnostic decision support.


KLAS, a leading global research firm, recognizes companies with the Best in KLAS award for outstanding innovation and contributions to improved patient outcomes based on performance ratings gathered over the past 12 months in 13 market segments. Philips adds the 2016 Best in KLAS for Ultrasound recognition to its list of previous awards from KLAS, including three* consecutive Best in KLAS honors for the iE33 xMATRIX-enabled echocardiography system.


“Philips has a rich and expansive history of innovations in ultrasound that continues to shape the delivery of care,” said Vitor Rocha, CEO of Ultrasound for Philips. “This distinguished honor from KLAS reaffirms our commitment to designing solutions that combine exceptional image quality with advancements to improve efficiency and reproducibility while reducing healthcare costs.”


Philip has demonstrated its continued leadership in ultrasound with a number of industry first innovations to help expand the applications for ultrasound as well as access for users. Leading recent innovations from Philips Ultrasound include:


  • EPIQ ultrasound system for cardiology features Anatomically Intelligent solutions with advanced automation to help make some exams easier to perform and more reproducible while delivering new levels of clinical information.
  • Affiniti ultrasound system offers ergonomic design and precision engineering to help users work comfortably, efficiently and intuitively, while delivering excellent image quality for diagnostic confidence. Philips’ latest addition to the Affiniti family is the Affiniti 30, an affordable solution for OB/GYN shared service providers.
  • Lumify ultra-mobile, app-based solution expands the use of ultrasound at the clinician level. Powered by Philips HeathSuite, Lumify offers clinicians vast connectivity, flexibility and mobility while easily integrating with patient profiles and health system equipment.


In addition to these recent introductions, Philips continues to build its portfolio with the SPARQ ultrasound system and CX50 portable ultrasound, which along with the EPIQ and Affiniti systems, are equipped with advanced data security features.

The KLAS awards will be presented at the Philips Booth (#6735) at the 2016 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Ill., Nov. 27 – Dec. 1. For more information on Philips’ presence at the 2016 RSNA, visit and follow @PhilipsLiveFrom for #RSNA16 updates throughout the event.


The complete 2016 Best in KLAS: Medical Equipment Report can be found at




*2012-2014 Best in KLAS for Ultrasound- Cardiovascular in the 2012, 2013, 2014 Best in KLAS: Medical Equipment reports

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For further information, please contact:

Kathy O’Reilly

Philips Group Communications

Mobile: +1 978-221-8919


Twitter: @kathyoreilly


Sarah Haeger

Philips Ultrasound

Mobile: +1 206-920-8726


Twitter: @sarahhaeger

About Royal Philips:


Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips' health technology portfolio generated 2015 sales of EUR 16.8 billion and employs approximately 70,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at


About KLAS

KLAS is a research and insights firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by amplifying the provider's voice. Working with thousands of healthcare professionals and clinicians, KLAS gathers data and insights on software, services and medical equipment to deliver timely reports, trends and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. Follow KLAS on Twitter at

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