Philips and Qualcomm announce strategic collaboration to advance personalized connected health care

August 31, 2016

  • Philips HealthSuite to serve as a global, secure data storage solution for Qualcomm Life’s medical-grade 2net™ Platform 
  • Qualcomm Life’s 2net Platform to provide medical-grade connectivity and integration for Philips and third-party medical devices for Philips HealthSuite connected care solutions and services


Amsterdam, the Netherlands and San Diego, CARoyal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA) and Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, Inc., today announced a strategic technology collaboration to advance connected health across the health continuum -- from healthy living and prevention to chronic care management and home care. The companies are teaming up to leverage each other’s respective leading capabilities – Philips’ leadership in connected health informatics and regulated health care cloud data management and analytics, and Qualcomm Life’s expertise in secure, medical-grade device connectivity and integration. This collaboration will enable both companies to offer care providers enhanced, scalable, connected care solutions and services within a secure global ecosystem.


Qualcomm Life’s 2net Platform will serve as the medical device connectivity solution for Philips HealthSuite, the company’s cloud-enabled health ecosystem of devices, apps and digital tools. By joining the Qualcomm Life 2net Ecosystem, Philips provides its HealthSuite users seamless access to a wide array of connected medical devices including medication dispensers, medical grade biosensors, ventilators, blood pressure monitors, point of care self-tests, and blood glucose meters. 


Philips will leverage the 2net Platform to connect both Philips and third party medical devices. Secure connectivity, data capture and transmission powered by the 2net Platform, 2net Hub and 2net Mobile, will enable HealthSuite users to customize and scale connected care programs, add additional medical devices and gain a fuller patient profile over longer periods of time, with the aim to support timely intervention, assist in diagnosis, personalize treatment plans and help contribute to the goal of improving patient outcomes. An example of an implementation of this connectivity collaboration will go live shortly with Philips’ Trilogy ventilator family and Care Orchestrator care management application to advance care for patients with COPD and other respiratory conditions.


As part of the collaboration, Qualcomm Life will leverage Philips HealthSuite as a global, secure, data management and storage solution for its medical-grade 2net Platform, allowing Qualcomm Life to tap into the value of health data through data normalization, aggregation and analytics. Qualcomm Life customers can now have direct access to build applications, integrate with electronic health record systems, store normalized data, run analytics, and manage authorization and consents in a compliant and secure environment.  


“As the home is fast becoming a viable care setting, care providers, home health agencies, and other institutions are increasingly using connected care to reduce emergency care, readmissions of patients with chronic diseases,” said Jeroen Tas, CEO, Connected Care and Health Informatics at Philips. “By collaborating with Qualcomm Life and leveraging its connectivity and wireless expertise, we aim to help care providers to engage better with their patients and contribute to the goal of improving outcomes. Patient self-management combined with 24/7 connectivity to a care network is an emerging model that enables scalable chronic disease management for patients and providers.”


“An undeniable leader in the health care technology industry, Philips brings a deep technology expertise to their health care initiatives, and by joining forces we aim to deliver intelligent care to patients and providers at scale,” said Rick Valencia, president, Qualcomm Life, Inc. “We are thrilled to be working with Philips, enabling Qualcomm Life to continue to grow its ecosystem and ultimately serve as the underpinning of the Internet of Medical Things.” 


Jeroen Tas and Rick Valencia will deliver keynote presentations at Qualcomm Life’s connected health ecosystem conference, Connect 2016, on August 31, in San Diego, CA. For more information please visit and follow @PhilipsLiveFrom, @QualcommLife and the event hashtag, #qualcommconnect.


For more information on Philips HealthSuite, please click on this link.


For more information on Qualcomm Life 2net, please click on this link

For further information, please contact:

Kathy O’Reilly

Philips Group Communications

Tel.: +1 978 659 2638


Twitter: @kathyoreilly


Joost Maltha 

Philips Communications Healthcare Informatics, Solutions and Services

Tel.: +31 6 10558116


Twitter: @JoostMaltha


Jamie Eisinger 

Qualcomm Life, Inc. 

Tel.: +1 858 845 1033 


About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. The company, headquartered in the Netherlands, is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips’ health technology portfolio generated 2015 sales of EUR 16.8 billion and employs approximately 69,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at

About Qualcomm Incorporated

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm’s licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 30 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.


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