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Emphasizing the digitalization of OB/GYN workflows and patient management, the cloud-based system reportedly facilitates real-time access to fetal ultrasound images and related data from any ultrasound system.
Offering the promise of enhanced efficiencies, reduced costs and improved patient care for expectant mothers, Philips will launch FetView, a cloud-based fetal ultrasound platform with enhanced reporting and image-sharing capabilities, at the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) World Congress (Sept. 16-18) in London.
Utilizing a secure encrypted DICOM interface, the vendor-neutral software enables remote access to a patient’s fetal ultrasound images and medical history. FetView also allows physicians to share new images, convey fetal growth projections and reduce the number of rescans.
Alexander Scharf, MD, the managing director of MVZ PraenatGyn in Mainz, Germany, said the FetView software has provided a productivity “turbo boost” for his practice.
“The flexibility of the software is seamlessly integrated into my existing workflows and everything I need to access in the reporting is just one click away,” noted Dr. Scharf, who will be lecturing at the ISUOG conference. “The digital sharing of ultrasound images taken as part of prenatal care in accordance with data protection regulations and shared via a secure portal help provide added peace of mind, which is so important to expectant mothers.”
Philips said the remote access capabilities of the FetView ultrasound software improve access to quality care and can help reduce mobility for patients in high-risk pregnancies and those who have recently had surgery.
“The cloud-based reporting and image sharing capabilities of Philips FetView enhance remote communication between physicians and patients,” said Matthijs Groot Wassink, the general manger of OB/GYN Ultrasound at Philips. “By digitizing the workflow, we are taking ultrasound to the next level, delivering smart ultrasound documentation to any OB/GYN practice. The digital reporting and image sharing, and fully customizable design are hugely helpful for physicians, helping to drive efficiency and cost savings with increasing patient satisfaction in their daily practice.”