AMSTERDAM and SAN JOSE, Calif. – Royal Philips is partnering with Samsung to connect Samsung’s ARTIK Smart Internet of Things platform to the Philips HealthSuite digital platform. The collaboration will ultimately allow the Samsung ARTIK ecosystem of connected devices to safely access and share information with Philips’ cloud platform. “This collaboration will enable health care application developers to focus on the development of innovative applications rather than on the technical integration of devices,” said Dale Wiggins, general manager of Philips HealthSuite digital platform, in a statement. “By strengthening our HealthSuite ecosystem with Samsung ARTIK, we will be taking another important step in breaking down the silos in today’s health care domain to create a trusted and seamless care experience for both consumers and care professionals.” Device manufacturers using Samsung’s ARTIK hardware or cloud services will be able to deliver new benefits to their customers with the applications and services provided by Philips’ HealthSuite, including integration of devices and device data into electronic medical records, personal health records and advanced health analytics. Health care application developers working with HealthSuite will be able to use data from devices connected to Samsung’s SmartThings Cloud to develop new, data-driven connected health solutions. Devices built with Samsung ARTIK Systems-on-Modules will also be able to integrate with the HealthSuite digital platform. “Samsung ARTIK-enabled devices and cloud services integrated with Philips HealthSuite can address the growing need for connected health platforms that can safely access, share and analyze information, helping health systems and providers achieve their goal of delivering better care to consumers, from prevention and detection to diagnosis and treatment,” said James Stansberry, senior vice president and general manager of ARTIK IoT, Samsung Electronics, in a statement.
PHILADELPHIA ‑ CloudMine has been recognized recently by two organizations. The cloud-based platform received the Best Healthcare Technology Solution at the SIIA CODiE awards last month in San Francisco. The platform that helps health care and pharmaceutical organizations build connected digital health applications was also recognized as a leader in the recently-released The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Health Clouds report. “CloudMine brings a unique roadmap and vision specifically designed to accelerate how our Connected Health Cloud can positively impact patients, providers and commercial stakeholders,” said Steve Wray, CloudMine CEO, in a statement. “CloudMine’s users are the visionaries, researchers, and technologists leading the charge in health care and technology.”
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – ClearCare has announced a $60 million growth-equity investment led by global investment firm Battery Ventures. The company, which provides cloud-based software solutions for private-duty homecare agencies, will use the funding to invest in its core platform and explore new strategic partnerships. “We are excited to partner with Battery Ventures as we aggressively pursue new opportunities to grow our market leadership,” said ClearCare founder and CEO Geoff Nudd in a press release. “Battery’s expertise in the home care market makes the firm an ideal partner for this next step in our growth story.” ClearCare’s platform uses point-of-care tracking, integrated payments, family portals and quality care monitoring.