Philips Recognized By KLAS for Easy-to-Use Advanced Visualization Tools

Royal Philips ElectronicsRoyal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) announced that its Brilliance Workspace computed tomography (CT) workstation was recognized in the 2008 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services report. KLAS, an independent research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting performance of healthcare information technology vendors, announced that the Philips Brilliance Workspace was the category leader in Advanced Visualization.

Brilliance Workspace addresses the primary challenge facing healthcare providers working with multislice CT: how to manage datasets generated by large volume acquisitions, while speeding the "time to diagnosis". The software automates multiple tasks through built-in intelligent workflow features that guide even a novice user through his or her task.

Physicians use information from CT scans to rule out or confirm the presence of certain abnormalities or diseases. That information can be vital in determining proper treatment options. Brilliance Workspace helps care providers see more and do more, allowing them to share results more easily and aim toward improving health outcomes for patients.

"Since 1998, the Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards report has been shining a light on the performance of vendors throughout the healthcare industry," said KLAS President Adam Gale. "Today the objective of the report remains the same: to help healthcare providers make informed decisions, whether they're looking to buy technology, review a current vendor, validate an operational decision or determine the right products to remain after a merger. With detailed analysis of literally hundreds of healthcare IT products and services, the 2008 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards report is a guide designed to help providers learn from the experiences of their peers and make the right choices for their organizations."

Brilliance Workspace features the Workspace Portal, which allows users to access information anywhere, at any time. Whether working on their hospitalÂ’s picture archiving and communication system (PACS) at their office, at home or on the road, users are now capable of performing the same reformatting or post-processing activities that previously required them to be physically located at a workstation.

"To earn KLAS recognition validates our commitment to focus on the needs of patients and care providers," said Peter Reimer, vice president of CT Marketing for Philips Healthcare. "We are dedicated to meeting customer needs by making Brilliance Workspace one of the most thorough and easy-to-use visualization tools. We are pleased that 90 percent of users report the system meets their functional needs."

The Brilliance Workspace recently added new features and applications, two of which are, whole body bone removal and liver segmentation. These new features were unveiled at the Radiological Society of North America's (RSNA) 2008 Annual Meeting. Nuclear Medicine and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) applications are also available on this productivity tool. To learn more about the Brilliance Workspace, visit www.BrillianceEverywhere.com.

To learn more about KLAS, visit www.KLASresearch.com.

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About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified Health and Well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of "sense and simplicity". Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 121,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of $38 billion in 2008, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in flat TV, male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/media.

About KLAS
KLAS is a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare vendors. KLAS' mission is to improve delivery, by independently measuring vendor performance for the benefit of our healthcare provider partners, consultants, investors, and vendors. Working together with executives from over 4500 hospitals and over 2500 clinics, KLAS delivers timely reports, trends, and statistics, which provide a solid overview of vendor performance in the industry. KLAS measures performance of software, professional services, and medical equipment vendors. For more information, go to www.KLASresearch.com.

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