Texas A&M Announced Healthcare Partnership with Philips to Advance Medical Services in South TexasBy Anita Valencia, UniversityHerald Reporter
Texas A&M University System announced healthcare partnership with the light bulbs company, Phillips, to establish Global Health and Innovation center. The center aims to advance the medical services and biosurveilance for 27 Southern Texas countries.
As a collaborative initiative, the institution will be able to build innovations that will benefit for society's health and wellness. It will also improve technology and system in healthcare - providing solutions for asthma, infection diseases, diabetes and many more, MedCity News confirmed.
Announcing the partnership, University chancellor, John Sharp, decribed today's health problems are complicated and expensive. This is a public-private collaboration that will be able to find solutions for all of the citizens. Claiming the partnership as 'significant', Sharp also mentioned that the university faculty members and all resources will also be involved in this collaboration.
There are three main focuses on this collaborative project:
- Healthy South Texas Population Health Initiative (HST)
This project aims to build defense against diseases along with control programs for South Texas citizens. Phillips North America and Texas A&M will apply the best practice for health management in global.
- EMS Integrated Solutions
This project's purpose is to improve the resources of health care and medical treatments. It will be able to provide solutions for emergency needs as well as providing immediate response to medical disasters. The project will apply advanced technology, too.
- Point of Care diagnostic and biosurveillance
A report showed that more than 50% of 'emerging diseases' are transmitted from animal to humans. Thus, the collaboration is hoped to improve monitoring infectious disease that adheres to One Health standard.
Philips has been linked to health technology improvements in various countries. Its efforts in health research and technology are done through partnerships with many institutions including a recent team-up with Yale School for oncology research. Last year, the MIT partnered up with Phillips for intracranial pressure research development, Eagle reported.