Philips strengthens collaboration with Amazon Web Services to expand digital health solutions in the cloud

October 9, 2015

  • AWS IoT enriches Philips HealthSuite digital platform with greater Internet of Things capabilities
  • HealthSuite Digital Platform on AWS allows for the ramp up from the currently seven million connected devices to the connecting of hundreds of millions of devices and sensors

Las Vegas, NV – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA) today announced that it is strengthening its collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) as part of its strategy to enable an ecosystem for new types of connected and personalized digital health solutions. AWS IoT, a new platform that makes it easy for devices to connect to AWS services, will expand the connectivity, capabilities and services of Philips’ HealthSuite digital platform, an open IT infrastructure that supports the secure management of data related to a person’s health and lifestyle, as well as large scale clinical data.

“The digital health revolution and the power of the Internet of Things offer tremendous opportunities to positively transform how care is delivered,” said Jeroen Tas, CEO of Philips Healthcare Informatics, Solutions and Services. “By unleashing data from connected devices and health records, combined with analytics, valuable insights into how we can live and age well can be uncovered. At Philips, we seek to empower consumers to be active participants in their own health. For example, by giving them access to and control over their own health information, making that data more actionable, and by facilitating better collaboration between patients, clinicians and caregivers.”

Philips is collaborating with world-class technology companies such as AWS, academic medical centers, and patient advocates to achieve global scale and accelerate the realization of connected care across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care.

To drive this new type of care, Philips developed the HealthSuite digital platform, running on AWS. It securely collects, aggregates and analyzes data from a variety of apps and medical devices and systems such as EMRs. This platform has a secure device cloud that is already managing more than seven million connected devices, sensors and mobile apps – fully embracing the potential of the Internet of Things.

With AWS IoT, Philips will enhance its platform with a future proof, secure and scalable IoT environment. The technology will create added value for customers in terms of smarter and more personalized solutions for healthier living and care coordination, and allow products – like medical alert systems and baby monitors – to grow smarter over time.

An example of how our HealthSuite digital platform, with AWS IoT, could support solutions for the growing population of seniors can be found here.

Jeroen Tas will be presenting on the power of IoT in health care at the AWS re:Invent conference taking place in Las Vegas, 6 -9 October, 2015. For updates, follow the #reInvent conversation at @PhilipsLiveFrom.

HealthSuite IoT Architecture based on AWS

HealthSuite IoT Architecture based on AWS

For further information, please contact:

Kathy O’Reilly
Philips Group Communications
Tel.: +1 978-659-2638
Twitter: @kathyoreilly

Steve Klink
Philips Group Communications
Tel.: +31 6 10888824


About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2014 sales of EUR 21.4 billion and employs approximately 106,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at


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