Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that Alcon, the global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis, has selected Philips HealthSuite digital platform for the development of Alcon SMART Suite, an innovative, ophthalmology care platform that is designed to streamline, simplify and improve cataract surgery for surgeons and patients.
The SMART Suite by Alcon will use the open, cloud-based infrastructure and services of Philips’ HealthSuite digital platform to connect multiple diagnostic and surgical devices and data sources. SMART Suite by Alcon will integrate with practices’ existing cataract diagnostic equipment, electronic medical record (EMR) systems, and Alcon technologies for cataract procedures. As envisioned, eye care professionals will have easy access to patients’ vital diagnostic data throughout the cataract procedure, providing a simplified clinical process, consistency and greater efficiency. The cloud-based data will help eye care professionals analyze and optimize procedures with increased precision, driving improved patient outcomes.