Royal Philips - NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA
Healthcare is a study in contrasts.
On the one hand, it is rich with innovation, brilliant clinicians, world-class research, cutting-edge technology, and sophisticated health systems that provide care for some of the most challenging conditions and procedures.
On the other hand, complexity in the financing, regulation and delivery of care counteracts these considerable strengths to some degree.
At every turn, there seem to be barriers to providing patients with personalized, effective care, creating burdens for both patients and care providers – and adding costs without adding value.