Royal Philips is expanding its remote clinical collaboration and virtual training offerings across its portfolio, building on the IIT (Innovative Imaging Technologies) Reacts collaborative platform. Using technologies such as augmented reality for remote virtual guidance, supervision and training, the platform provides interactive tools designed to meet the collaborative needs of healthcare professionals and patients.
“With Reacts’ unique interactive tools we can provide secure expert solutions and the training and support needed for clinicians to make definitive diagnostic decisions effectively and efficiently. This will enable us to accelerate our commitment to the patients we serve today as well as expanding access to imaging for new users and new use cases,” said business leader ultrasound Bich Le.
The Reacts platform allows healthcare professionals to interact remotely and dynamically in a wide range of applications, from teleconsultations, secure messaging, remote wound care and tele-ultrasound, to interactive telesurgical assistance and remote procedure supervision.
Since 2018, Reacts has been integrated with the Philips’ Lumify point-of-care ultrasound solution, enabling users to share the live ultrasound stream from a Lumify device with a remote colleague on a mobile device, tablet or computer. This allows both parties to simultaneously view the live ultrasound image, as well as the webcam video stream, and provide real-time feedback. Lumify with Reacts is a useful tool for educational institutions, medical students and resident clinicians, EMS providers with long transit times, disaster relief providers, hospitals with satellite clinics and clinicians seeking peer-to-peer collaboration for virtual guidance and training.
The platform can also provide diagnostic insight for front-line care providers to manage COVID-19-related lung and cardiac complications. Reacts reduces the need for physical interaction and can help minimise the risk of virus transmission for medical teams. During the pandemic, Philips has successfully piloted Reacts to provide case support during image-guided therapy procedures, remotely assisting clinicians as they diagnose and treat patients with coronary artery and other cardiovascular diseases.
Picture: Reacts is integrated with the Lumify point-of-care ultrasound solution.
Published on page 19 of the August 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.