Philips Speech partners up with Apaz Medikal in Turkish healthcare market

Speech Processing Solutions (SPS), the company behind the brand Philips Dictation, announces its new partnership with Apaz Medikal. Together they will be one voice when it comes to turning speech into medical information in the Turkish healthcare sector.


Vienna, Austria –Speech Processing Solutions (SPS) is a global leader in professional dictation solutions. Among its 4 million customers worldwide are many well-known hospital groups. With Apaz Medikal headquartered in Izmir, Turkey, SPS found a strong partner in the Turkish healthcare sector. “Apaz is recognized as a major player in the Turkish healthcare industry, offering a large portfolio of expertise in implementing software and hardware in a very demanding market where quality and expertise are key. Their profound knowledge of the healthcare industry also includes professional project management skills and dedicated services. With both of our companies joining forces and sharing experience and competencies, we are looking forward to a successful and fruitful cooperation”, says Thomas Opolski, Vice President & Sales Director International Sales Region at SPS.

SPS develops professional speech-to-text solutions which are made in Austria and sold globally under the Philips brand. The company works together with a network of more than 1000 distribution and implementation partners worldwide. Customers benefit from getting tailored and customized solutions as well as professional services, which is especially relevant in a sensitive field such as the healthcare industry. “Apaz’s strategy aims to seal partnerships with the best players of the market they are dealing with. Therefore it became evident for Apaz and SPS to ally and become the one voice when it comes to turning speech into medical information”, Thomas Opolski continues.

A trusted partner for hospitals in Turkey and beyond

Apaz was founded in April 2011 as a Sectra PACS distributor in Turkey. In the headquarter city ?zmir, two of three public university hospitals are among the oldest customers using Sectra PACS as their radiology solution. Parallel to Sectra extending its customer base in Turkey and internationally, Apaz could increase its geogprahical reach as well. Among the customers are well-known university hospitals all over Turkey. Apaz’s team is located in the cities Izmir, Istanbul, Antalya, Ankara and Sivas. Apaz product portfolio is no longer limited with Sectra PACS. Intrasense (Myrian, Nordic Neuro Lab and Medis), Tomtec, Quantib and Leica Aperio are included in Apaz’s portfolio. Apaz Medical also is distributor for the United Arab Emirates, Romania, Jordan, Azerbaycan and Hungary.

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Speech Processing Solutions is the global number one in professional dictation. Founded in Austria in 1954 as part of Philips, the company has been the driving force in speech-to-text innovations for over 60 years.
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