Philips nets Australian CVIS order
Philips Healthcare has entered the cardiovascular information systems (CVIS) market in Australia with a contract at Gold Coast University Hospital in Brisbane, which is currently under construction and slated to be completed in 2012.

Philips said its CVIS software provides a solution for cardiologists, clinicians and administrative staff to manage the care of a patient across the cardiac care cycle. Cardiologists can view a patient's scans or exam results via any networked PC and file a report that is later accessible by any of the patient's other care-providers within the system, the company said. The CVIS system also can integrate Cardiac PACS Xcelera for image access and exporting of cath lab and echo reports.

Over the next three years, the 750-bed hospital is focused on increasing its cardiac capabilities to include multiple cardiac catheterization labs, cardiac ultrasound and echocardiography systems and Philips' CVIS software will assist with the cardiac care cycle.