By Adria Calatayud

 

Koninklijke Philips NV said Wednesday that it has won a contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to develop a remote-care program to give veterans access to intensive care expertise.

The Dutch medical-technology company said the ten-year contract enables VA to invest up to $100 million with Philips for tele-critical care technology and services.

The coronavirus pandemic has increase the share of Americans participating in telehealth to 46% currently from 11% last year, Philips said.

 

Write to Adria Calatayud at adria.calatayud@dowjones.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

July 08, 2020 09:28 ET (13:28 GMT)

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