Rutherford Diagnostics, an innovative clinical diagnostics company with headquarters in the Knowledge Quarter, Liverpool, has announced a significant 10 year international strategic partnership with leading global health technology company Royal Philips. The collaboration will utilise Philips’ innovative radiology technology and Rutherford Diagnostics’ healthcare expertise in building and operating state-of-the-art diagnostic centres in a major boost to healthcare in the region.
The agreement sees both companies working in partnership to deliver first class, patient-centered diagnostic services. It is expected the new partnership will help expand access to diagnostic services for local patients in a cost-effective way that supports the best possible patient outcomes and experiences.
Dr Steven Powell, Chief Executive Officer of Rutherford Diagnostics, explained:
“Our focus is to change the current healthcare paradigm from a reactive model which responds to disease, to one that is proactive and preventative with far reaching long-term benefits. Our purpose built centres are focused around the patient experience, using the latest technologies, operated by highly skilled clinical experts.
“We required a strategic partner who will complement our diagnostic service offering with technological innovation. Philips is closely aligned to our vision and can manage complexity while remaining flexible and is the right partner to support us on this journey.”
Rutherford Diagnostics, was established to fulfil the unmet national demand for screening services: PET CT, MRI, CT, Ultrasound and Endoscopy, helping to take away pressure on current services and improve patient outcomes.
Rutherford Diagnostics’ service will be enhanced by the 10 year partnership with Philips who will be providing state-of-the-art imaging equipment provision, management and technology utilisation reporting, continuous training and a research and innovation program.
Stephen McMillan, Solutions Lead for Philips in the UK, said:
"For Philips, a successful managed service uses technology as an enabler to drive improved clinical practices and patient outcomes through innovation and sustainability.
“We believe this partnership with Rutherford Diagnostics is an opportunity to deliver a truly patient-centric diagnostic service with high levels of staff satisfaction. Philips already has a number of innovative managed service agreements with NHS partners here in the UK, so this is an exciting expansion of this service for us, as we partner with our first private provider.”
"Rutherford Diagnostics is expected to welcome is first patients in the Knowledge Quarter, Liverpool in 2020 with a further four centres around the UK following it by 2021."
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