“Today, the world faces significant healthcare challenges with an aging population, the rise of chronic diseases and global resource constraints that limit the access to quality healthcare,” said Ronald de Jong, Executive Vice President & Chief Market Leader, Royal Philips. “I am convinced that these can be addressed through new and more highly integrated care delivery models enabled by health technologies and new business models. It is vital that we innovate with our partners in a meaningful and locally relevant way.”
Speaking at the launch of the Philips APAC Center, Mr. De Jong continued: “This is also a significant event for us at Philips as we celebrate our 125th anniversary this year globally. In Asia, Philips is committed to working in close collaboration with all stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem to redesign how healthcare can be delivered to benefit societies. By leveraging the health technology capabilities that reside in our new APAC headquarters and the talent pool in APAC, we look forward to delivering innovative solutions for this region and beyond.”
Globally, and in Asia, people are increasingly looking for ways to be healthy, to live well and to care for themselves and their families at home. As consumers look for ways to take control of their own health, their needs and those of healthcare professionals are increasingly becoming intertwined. To address these needs, collaborations and partnerships between healthcare professionals and corporate enterprises are imperative to delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Together we can empower people to live healthier lives, enable people to better manage their own health, ensure patients receive accurate diagnosis for more effective treatment, and support patients’ recovery and chronic care at home.
“Our new Philips APAC Center – that will house our APAC headquarters and innovation activities – serves as a gateway to the region. Singapore, with its strong pool of skilled talent, is critical to us as we are increasing our focus into health technology. Our business is going through a transformation – from a supplier of individual medical and consumer products to a provider of integrated health technology solutions and services. This means that our facilities and ways of working need to transform as well,” said Fabian Wong, Chief Executive Office, Philips ASEAN Pacific.
“With the new Philips APAC Center, we see a huge potential to form more strategic alliances with leading healthcare innovators in Singapore and the region. Together with our deep clinical and consumer insights, and integrated solutions portfolio, we are well positioned to improve people’s health and enable better outcomes,” continued Mr. Wong.