Philips is adding greater Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities to its HealthSuite digital platform through a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
The technology company’s announcement last week coincided with news from Amazon that its web services division was launching AWS IoT, a platform to help customers connect and manage billions of devices through the cloud.
For Philips, this allows the company to ramp up from the current seven million connected devices and sensors to potentially connect hundreds of millions.
Philips’ HealthSuite platform, running on AWS, securely collects, aggregates and analyses data from a variety of apps and medical devices and systems such as electronic medical records.
With AWS IoT, Philips will enhance its platform with a future-proof, secure and scalable IoT environment. According to the company, this will pave the way for smarter and more personalised solutions for healthier living and care coordination, and allow products like medical alert systems and baby monitors to become smarter.
“Our HealthSuite digital platform and its device cloud are already managing more than seven million connected, medical-grade and consumer devices, sensors and mobile apps,” said Jeroen Tas, chief executive of Philips Healthcare Informatics, Solutions and Services.
“With the addition of AWS IoT, we will greatly accelerate the pursuit of our vision. It will be easier to acquire, process and act upon data from heterogeneous devices in real-time. Our products, and the care they support, are enabled to grow smarter and more personalised over time.”
Tas concluded: “The digital health revolution and the power of the Internet of Things offer tremendous opportunities to positively transform how care is delivered. By unleashing data from connected devices and health records, combined with analytics, valuable insights into how we can live and age well can be uncovered.”
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