Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Burlington, Mass. – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN), a leading provider of intelligent voice and language solutions that provides 70% of radiology reports in the U.S., today announced the companies will team on bringing artificial intelligence-based (AI-based) image interpretation and reporting capabilities to radiologists. The initiative will leverage assets from Philips Illumeo with adaptive intelligence and Nuance PowerScribe 360 to help reduce discrepancies, and improve radiology reporting, accuracy and standardization.
The American College of Radiology (ACR) recently launched a new Data Science Institute aimed at leveraging AI-based technologies in radiology. The ACR will work with industry partners and regulators to better define the value of AI and spur its adoption in clinical practice to improve diagnostic consistency as well as clinical outcomes. Today’s news builds on Philips leadership in connected digital imaging systems, combined with AI-driven intelligent informatics solutions, to enhance patient and staff experience, improve diagnosis and treatment, and reduce costs.
“Through this collaboration, Philips and Nuance demonstrate our commitment to deliver AI-based technology to help improve radiologists’ daily workflow and bring focus back to the patient,” said Yair Briman, Business Leader, Healthcare Informatics at Philips. “Pressured by time constraints and increased volume of studies in modern practice, radiologists will have access to AI-driven solutions and practical applications, including the integration of ACR guidelines, to help save time and effort while improving report quality.”