Philips ProScribe connects physicians to patient information across the hospital

PHILIPSAt World of Health IT 2006 in Geneva from October 10-13, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) will be showcasing the ruggedized ProScribe wireless thin-client display from Philips FIMI, which enables physicians and nurses to access patient data immediately, wherever they are in the hospital. Using the innovative cordless display, healthcare providers can connect more quickly and efficiently to information, allowing them to focus on the needs of the patient.

Physicians visiting patients on the ward can use ProScribe to prescribe medication or make laboratory appointments on the spot. Nurses typically use the display to enter blood pressure, temperature and other relevant data into an electronic patient record at the patient's bedside. The solution enables healthcare providers to take full advantage of their server-based computing architecture, where EMR, PACS and other patient files and applications are stored centrally.

Thanks to its 12.1" LCD XGA touch screen, display emulated keyboard and integrated wireless LAN driver, the display can be operated without any other external devices. Server access is provided by one of three pre-installed thin clients; Citrix ICA, Microsoft RDP or Internet Explorer. With a 1GHz VIA-based x86 processor and a Microsoft Windows XP embedded operating system, ProScribe provides a powerful platform for mobile access to patient data. This lightweight, disk- and fan-free unit has been made drop and water resistant to minimize the risk of unproductive time on hospital wards.

"Medical professionals have an increasing need for immediate, portable and secure access to online data," said Franco Martegani, CEO Philips FIMI. "With a wireless thin client, medical professionals can reduce their administrative workload, increase the accuracy of clinical decisions and improve patient care."

Philips FIMI is a Philips company that specializes in the development of Professional Display Solutions. The company, which has been developing displays since 1977, offers products for several vertical markets, including medical displays, flight information displays in airports and point of sale displays for the retail environment.

About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a global leader in healthcare, lifestyle and technology, delivering products, services and solutions through the brand promise of 'sense and simplicity'. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 125,500 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 30.4 billion in 2005, the company is a market leader in medical diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring systems, energy efficient lighting solutions, personal care and home appliances, as well as consumer electronics. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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