Digital Health has been named one of the headline topics in the run-up to CEBIT 2018 - just as two global players have announced plans for a new joint venture in this field. Royal Philips and Samsung Electronics are forming a strategic partnership to broaden the digital ecosystem for networked health. The idea is to link Samsung's ARTIK platform for the Internet of Things (IoT) with the Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform. This major collaboration should enable developers to focus entirely on creating healthcare applications rather than having to attend to the technical integration of devices.
"This is an incredibly exciting time in healthcare, as the industry begins to harness the power of data to bring better care to consumers," says James Stansberry, Senior Vice President and GM, ARTIK IoT, Samsung Electronics. The devices and cloud services integrated with Philips HealthSuite could address the growing need for networked health platforms. The company points out that, ultimately, it's the consumers that stand to benefit most from an all-round improvement in healthcare - from prevention, in the first place, right through to diagnosis and treatment.