Amsterdam-based Royal Philips and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. have entered into a strategic partnership to connect Samsung’s ARTIK Smart IoT Platform to the Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform. This collaboration will ultimately allow the Samsung ARTIK ecosystem of connected devices to safely access and share information with Philips’ cloud platform, company officials say.
“[It] will enable healthcare application developers to focus on the development of innovative applications rather than on the technical integration of devices,” says Dale Wiggins, general manager of 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,” says James Stansberry, senior vice president and GM, ARTIK IoT, Samsung Electronics. “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 analyze information, helping health systems and providers achieve their goal of delivering better care to consumers, from prevention and detection to diagnosis and treatment.”
Device manufacturers using Samsung’s ARTIK hardware or cloud services will be able to deliver new benefits to their customers with the broad range of applications and services provided by the Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform, including integration of devices and device data into electronic medical records, personal health records, and advanced 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.
In addition, they can leverage data from various sources and IoT solutions, like QualcommLife, Validic, and Philips’ own HealthSuite IoT solution, which is based on Amazon Web Services IoT. Next to this, devices built with ARTIK secure Systems-on-Modules will also be able to integrate with the HealthSuite Digital Platform.
Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform is a secure platform of services, capabilities, and tools designed to enable development of next-generation connected health and wellness and healthcare innovations. It provides a range of digital tools for application developers and solution providers enabling universal ‘Big Data’ management, predictive analytics, and artificial intelligence in support of health management by consumers and care professionals.
Further, Samsung’s ARTIK Smart IoT Platform is a enterprise-grade, secure platform that provides integrated solutions, from hardware systems-on-modules to cloud services, to help companies get to market faster with secure, interoperable IoT products and services. With strong security and privacy protection from hardware to cloud, ARTIK is ideally suited for industries such as healthcare.