Into the cloud
The shift of healthcare and patient data from multiple physical devices into the cloud brings a host of software and security challenges. New systems are needed to deal with these. “We started the HealthSuite initiative a couple of years back because we saw the need to create an information infrastructure for health solutions that allows us to create a trusted network of medical devices (IoMT) to ingest and make interoperable patient data from different sources, to be able to aggregate and analyze this data and lastly to orchestrate the workflows for care. This is a cloud-based platform that will be complemented with Edge processing,” Jeroen says.
The power of AI
AI is the technology driving much of the remote monitoring and virtual care. “What we use AI for is image analysis and pattern recognition in complex information,” Jeroen says. “We focus on providing patients, clinicians and care givers with the right information and tools to make decisions about health. This requires combining data from different systems and devices and processing that into actionable information. We use our deep clinical knowledge to create the right algorithms and leverage AI tools to enable the best care.”
Partnering with the best
To make use of the latest advances in technology, Philips works with leaders in the industry, such as Amazon, Qualcomm or Salesforce. In addition, solid partnerships are formed with many leading university medical centers and research institutes in the areas of R&D and clinical validation.
Such partnerships are vital, as Jeroen explains: “Creating solutions to address the big challenges of healthcare, like aging populations and the increase of chronic disease, requires strong collaborations between technology companies, care providers, payers and pharmaceutical companies. We set up collaboration labs to bring these key stakeholders together to shape new approaches to healthcare.”