Philips and Samsung partner to develop integrated healthcare services

By Catherine Sturman
Royal Philips and Samsung Electronics are set to partner to further its set ambition to develop connected devices, utilising one another’s technology...

Royal Philips and Samsung Electronics are set to partner to further its set ambition to develop connected devices, utilising one another’s technology to safely access and share information.

The agreement will see Samsung’s ARTIK Smart IoT Platform connect to the Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform and allow Samsung’s ecosystem to link with Philips’ cloud platform.

Healthcare application developers will be able to realise interoperable connected health solutions using integrated data sets and innovative HealthSuite services such as advanced health analytics.

“This collaboration will enable healthcare application developers to focus on the development of innovative applications rather than on the technical integration of devices,” said Dale Wiggins, General Manager Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform at Philips. 

“By strengthening our HealthSuite ecosystem with Samsung ARTIK, we will be taking another important step in breaking down the silos in today’s healthcare domain to create a trusted and seamless care experience for both consumers and care professionals.”

“This is an incredibly exciting time in healthcare, as the industry begins to harness the power of data to bring better care to consumers,” commented James Stansberry, Senior Vice President and GM, ARTIK IoT, Samsung Electronics.

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“Samsung ARTIK-enabled devices and cloud services integrated with Philips HealthSuite can address the growing need for connected health platforms that can safely access, share, and analyse information, helping health systems and providers achieve their goal of delivering better care to consumers, from prevention and detection to diagnosis and treatment.”

The agreement will enable users to deliver new applications and services through Philips’ HealthSuite Digital Platform, encompassing the integration of patient data into Electronic Medical Records, as well as undertake enhanced health analytics. Healthcare application developers working with the Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform will be able to use data from devices connected to Samsung’s SmartThings Cloud to develop new, data-driven connected health solutions.

Such data will also be able to be leveraged from various sources, such as Philips’ own HealthSuite IoT solution which is based on Amazon Web Services IoT. Devices built with Samsung ARTIK secure Systems-on-Modules (SOMs) will also be able to integrate with the HealthSuite Digital Platform.

“Our goal together is to provide better treatment for consumers by arming care professionals with more comprehensive, adequate and timely data that informs their patients' diagnosis and treatment plans,” added  Michael Golden, Senior Director of Strategy and Business Development at Samsung IoT. 

“The two platforms together provide a complete hardware and cloud services offering to advance health analytics and provide secure, integrated solutions that take on today's most complex health care data problems.”

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