Philips is bringing an electronic patient record (EPR) which merges the clinical and the administrative to the European market.

Tasy, which is described by the company as a “next generation EMR solution” was introduced at a German hospital in April.

Jeroen Tas, global chief innovation and strategy officer at Philips, spoke to Digital Health News at London’s recent AI Summit and described the product and the company’s belief in “what we call continuous health”.

Stephen McMillan, solutions lead for UK and Ireland at Philips, said the join up between clinical and administrative with Tasy “has been based around the patient in order to identify outcomes, not outcomes at the very end, outcomes throughout the journey”.

He said that the rationale behind the join up is also that “there’s a mixed economy” with different parts of the system being funded by different sources.

Tasy is already in use in Brazil and Mexico.

Philips has a long history with the NHS, and has provided imaging and pathology services for many years.

Last year, the firm launched its Telecare portfolio at EHI Live 2016 with Philips HomeSafe PERS (Personal Emergency Response System).

Philips is also looking at artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and, in his keynote to the conference, Tas said “we’ve decided that AI will enable all of our products within five years because we believe it will contribute to way better care, way better intervention and way better cure for patients”.

He said “there’s a lot of hurdles, but these hurdles we will overcome because this is way too compelling”.

AI is already being used in parts of healthcare, but the challenges with introducing this cutting edge technology into the health service include creaky IT infrastructure, unverified data and patient data confidentiality.

Read the full interview with Tas and McMillan on Digital Health News.