Philips empowers patients, care teams and health systems through connected solutions for personal and population health at eHealth Week 2016

June 3, 2016

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  • Philips showcases latest eHealth solutions driving transition to proactive personal health management and more sustainable networked care models
  • In-booth Health Collaboration Theater sessions feature leading industry luminaries, healthcare institutions, policy-makers, technology developers and Philips partners discussing the latest trends in connected health software, solutions and services

Amsterdam, the NetherlandsRoyal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) today announced its participation at eHealth Week 2016, taking place June 8-10 2016 at the Beurs Van Berlage, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. As a global leader in health technology, Philips will showcase its full suite of eHealth solutions, from the latest personalized health services, to health IT and secure cloud solutions to empower consumers to take a more proactive role in health management and enable care providers and policy makers to implement evidence-based eHealth capabilities at scale.

“We are in the midst of one of the most exciting times in healthcare history in which we can bring together proven medical practice with emerging connected technologies to address global healthcare challenges,” said Jeroen Tas, CEO, Connected Care and Health Informatics, Philips. “Through evidence-based eHealth, we can give people and their care teams access to highly relevant personal data and actionable insights to improve patient outcomes, reduce costs and improve access to quality care.”

This year’s eHealth Week program will focus on three main themes: Empowering People, Trust & Standards and Social Innovation & Transition. Philips will showcase the latest connected health solutions and services to support proactive health management and more sustainable networked models of care delivery. Jeroen Tas, will also deliver a keynote on “Transitioning to human-centric care at scale,” taking place Wednesday, June 8 at 15.00 hrs.


Empowering people and care teams at home

Philips personal health programs empower individuals to measure vital signs to understand how lifestyle choices affect their body, set goals and monitor their progress, and stay motivated with personalized coaching. The health measurement devices that gather information for the Philips personal health programs are all Bluetooth enabled and include:

  • The Philips health watch – medical grade device that uses the Philips optical heart rate sensor and accelerometer. It continuously and automatically measures a wide range of health biometrics, including heart rate, activity, and sleep patterns.
  • The Philips blood pressure monitor (wrist and upper arm) – measures systolic & diastolic blood pressure as well as heart rate.
  • The Philips body analysis scale – an elegant device that measures weight, estimates body fat through Bio-Impedance Analysis, and calculates BMI, supporting the entire family with up to eight user profiles.


Philips advanced patient and home monitoring solutions enable care teams to stay continuously connected to patients inside and outside the hospital. Philips will spotlight its latest innovative monitoring technologies including:

  • Philips medical-grade wearable biosensor - a next-generation monitoring solution for at-risk patients in low acuity hospital settings, such as the general ward.
  • CareSensus - fueled by connected sensors and powerful data analytics, this unique “blended care” high-touch, high-tech platform offers insights through a sensor-network and enabling care to adapt to a senior’s particular needs to provide “always-on” home care and peace of mind to caregivers who are not close by.
  • Philips GoSafe technology and CareSage predictive analytics - a reliable medical alert and fall detection system for both inside and outside the home via a discrete wearable device combined with a proprietary predictive analytics engine to enable health systems to better monitor and care for elderly patients.
  • Philips Medido, an innovative home medication dispensing service designed to support chronically ill patients and care providers with medication adherence.

Trust & standards are key enablers for eHealth

Philips will showcase its full suite of integrated data, analytics and collaboration services that empower care providers with expanded access to a complete set of their patient health data at all times, helping enhance response times for more improved outcomes. Examples include:

Collaboration on innovation & transition

No single organization can solve the biggest challenges facing today’s healthcare industry. The ‘eHealth collaboration talks’ – Philips booth (N21) – will allow delegates to personally experience connected health IT solutions and services, featuring short discussions that illustrate how Philips collaborates with healthcare organizations, care providers, governments, patients and industry partners to implement scalable eHealth programs.

Discussion topics and participants include:


  • Cloud-based virtual diagnostics
    Come and learn more about how Philips and KSYOS, the largest Dutch telemedical center, are exploring the future potential of cloud-based virtual diagnostics leveraging solutions like Lumify1, Philips smart ultrasound device that is transforming the way care is delivered and the way clinicians connect with their patients.
  • eMental Health
    Philips and Trimbos Institute, the Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction, are collaborating to lower the threshold on mental healthcare through connected technologies. Together, they will show a scalable eMental Health solution. The prototype solution comprising of an app, mood and behavior data tracking, advanced analytics and evidence based coaching programs, aims to support healthcare professionals in their care for people with depressive complaints.
  • Co-creating digital health innovation
    Giving patients full access to their health data is complicated and requires a restructuring of current care delivery models. Philips is taking an innovative approach using design principles and IT, and bringing together patients, care providers and policy makers. At eHealthWeek, experiences and results from Philips’ most recent co-creating session are shared aimed at enabling consented and secure health data information sharing in the Netherlands.
  • Findings of the Future Health Index commissioned by Philips
    An extensive international study across 13 markets, The Future Health Index explores how countries around the world are positioned to meet long-term global health challenges through integration and connected care technologies. This is the first time a company has brought together points of view and findings on such a large scale to address the barriers and opportunities to drive broader adoption of connected health technology devices and systems internationally.
  • Scaling eHealth in Europe with ACT@Scale
    On behalf of the ACT@Scale consortium partners, Philips will present key enablers for scaled EU-wide, evidence based, coordinated care and telehealth deployment and will provide insight into the recently announced large-scale ACT@Scale data analysis program.

    For more information on Philips’ presence at the 2016 eHealth week, visit and follow @PhilipsLiveFrom for #ehealthweek updates.

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For further information, please contact:

Joost Maltha

Philips Communications Healthcare Informatics, Solutions and Services

Tel.: +31 6 10558116


Twitter: @joostmaltha

Kathy O’Reilly

Philips Group Communications

Tel.: +1 978-221-8919


Twitter: @kathyoreilly

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 is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Headquartered in the Netherlands, 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

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