Philips, ISRRT seek to better healthcare education worldwide
Royal Philips Electronics and the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT) today announced a new program to extend healthcare education in Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. The International Access to Learning (IAL) program builds on the success of Philips’ learning services and realizes the mission of both organizations: to improve the quality of radiographic and radiation therapy practice globally through access to education, sharing of best practices and improved collaboration between clinicians.

The first phase of the IAL program is being piloted in three countries: Estonia, Fiji and India. Participants will be able to select from Philips’ catalog of more than 300 accredited, clinical and business courses. Philips is providing these courses at no cost to the members of ISRRT Societies who can access program guidelines and registration via the ISRRT web site. Later phases of the program will broaden access to members in additional countries.

The program begins in the first quarter of 2008 and will be monitored for content demand, international access and further adoption of member organizations. In the future, Philips and ISRRT hope to work together to offer opportunities for member societies to gain access to educational programs using the Philips Global Training Centers in the U.S., the Netherlands and Singapore. 

The ISRRT represents member associations and societies totaling more than 300,000 radiographic professionals in more than 83 countries.

Leveraging the Philips Learning Center, the company currently helps train more than 140,000 registered healthcare practitioners in more than 100 countries.