Royal Philips has completed the acquisition of BioTelemetry Inc, a leading US-based provider of remote cardiac diagnostics and monitoring.

The acquisition of BioTelemetry is a strong fit with Philips’ cardiac care portfolio, and its strategy to transform the delivery of care along the health continuum with integrated solutions. Philips’ patient care management solutions for the hospital include real-time patient monitoring, therapeutic devices, telehealth and informatics. Moreover, Philips has an advanced and secure cloud-based Philips HealthSuite digital platform optimized for the delivery of healthcare across care settings.

With 2020 sales of USD 450 million, BioTelemetry adds a complete range of clinically validated ambulatory cardiac diagnostics and monitoring services: Short-term Holter monitoring services, Long-term Holter monitoring services, Event recorder services, and Mobile Cardiac Outpatient Telemetry (MCOT) services. BioTelemetry has built one of the world’s largest remote cardiac monitoring services networks, providing services for over one million patients per year. Additionally, BioTelemetry has a clinical research business that provides testing services for clinical trials.

“The combination of Philips’ leading patient care management portfolio in the hospital with BioTelemetry’s leading cardiac diagnostics and monitoring portfolio outside the hospital will result in a global leader in patient care management solutions for the hospital and the home for cardiac and other patients,” said Frans van Houten, CEO of Royal Philips. “With our collective portfolios, and our healthcare informatics and services platforms, we will be in an optimal position to improve patient care across care settings for multiple diseases and medical conditions.”

BioTelemetry and its approximately 1,900 employees will become part of Philips’ Connected Care business segment.

Source: rtmagazine.com

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