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.
BOSTON – Intel is working with connected health company Aventyn on smart Internet of Things-connected health solutions and services, including commercialization of integrated clinical evidenced solutions for hospitals and health care providers. “The time is now to accelerate innovation at the edge of care to make remote care models the new standard of care, which is critically needed to bend the cost curve down and the outcomes curve upward,” said David Ryan, general manager health sector, Intel IoT Group, in a statement. The two companies are combining Intel’s recently-launched Health Application Platform for connected health care with Aventyn’s Vitalbeat integrated remote monitoring and management system for providers, payers and pharma/life science companies. The goal: to improve chronic disease patient population management, and prevent avoidable readmissions with advanced patient engagement at lower costs and better outcomes. “This innovative technology helps our health care partners advance delivery of reliable remote care solutions,” said Navin Govind, founder and CEO of Aventyn, in a statement.
‘This is an IoT device if there ever was one’
PLANO, Texas – The SensoSCAN vital sign monitor from Sensogram Technologies is in the final phases of development and is ready to shake up the market later this month.
SensoSCAN is a continuous, non-invasive, wireless, integrated vital sign monitor for the assisted living, PERS, elderly remote patient monitoring and home wellness markets. Sensogram will launch a fall detection wristband in April, followed by a ring that monitors an exhaustive list of vital signs by mid-year.
“SensoSCAN is a better tool to take patient monitoring to the next level,” said Pete Ianace, Sensogram corporate development director. “From a pure market perspective, this is an Internet of Things, big data device if there ever was one.”
SensoSCAN monitors blood pressure, respiration, heart rate and oxygen saturation in real time through a single wearable device. Users can monitor and share their vitals with caregivers, family members and physicians through smartphone apps and a website portal.
“We are proud to introduce an easy-to-use, non-invasive wearable device that can continuously monitor blood pressure,” said Dr. Vahram Mouradian, founder and CEO of Sensogram. ” The ability to share real-time vitals data with those with a need to know will help manage known chronic illnesses or even help prevent their onset. This is because the data stream is continuous and not just a spot check done a few times a year with a blood pressure cuff.”
The device collects the data 512 times per second, then filters and stores it for analysis at a later date.
“The data can be used to predict things like a heart attack or stroke, which increases a patient’s chance of survival,” Ianace said.
Sensogram is confident that SensoSCAN will simplify a process that historically has been complicated, improving health care and patient outcomes.
“No one else has been able to do non-invasive, real-time blood pressure monitoring until now,” said Ianace. “This is big data collection at the human level.”
Ianace said the first 30,000 units of SensoSCAN will be pushed to its four targeted markets, then the company will then begin looking at expanding out.
Ianace said Sensogram also plans on licensing the platform to third parties.
“There are big opportunities for telehealth, long-term disease management and post-surgical discharge,” said Ianace.
Ianace said the device should receive approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration soon, as well as CE Mark certification.
SAN FRANCISCO – Cisco Systems and the University of California San Francisco are working to create a platform to enable data-sharing from multiple sources, including in-home devices.
The platform will be designed to make critical patient information available and accessible to those who need it, when they need it.
“The Connected Health Interoperability Platform will consolidate data from multiple sources to a single, or fewer, sources for patients, providers, payers and caregivers to check,” said Jason Mortensen, Healthcare Global Solutions manager at Cisco.
The CHIP will consist of a digital health application market place; a secure cloud-hosted data interoperability system across devices/apps/EMRs; and API services that enable feature-rich, interconnected app development.
Mortensen said an interconnected ecosystem of technologies is needed in today’s health care space to support data from consumer apps and sensors. Home health care providers can use that ecosystem to create patient engagement, manage population health and monitor chronic diseases, and collaborate with other institutions for more patient-centered care.
“Integrating EMR, Internet of Things and claims data has been an industry challenge,” said Mortensen. “We needed to figure out how to make all of that data from multiple sources workable.”
As part of the project, Cisco and UCSF will establish a collaborative center where their staffs, along with global health technology leaders, will collectively test and scale the CHIP across different devices, IT systems and software.
Developers will also find a “sandbox community” at the CHIP where they can experiment with UCSF’s healthcare APIs and services; work with test patient and consumer health data; and access developer toolkits and frameworks, as well as sample code libraries.
“By connecting the data, processes and experiences together across the participants in the health care ecosystem, we have an opportunity to truly transform health care,” said Mala Anand, senior vice president of Cisco’s Software Platforms Group, in a statement.
The CHIP will be piloted at the UCSF campus initially, eventually expanding to other UC system facilities and other partners nationwide.
DURHAM, N.C. — There is a lot of talk about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it’s changing the way healthcare is delivered.
Chris Edwards is the chief marketing officer at Validic, which recently partnered with Omnicom Health Group to counsel healthcare companies on the connected health market and to develop new solutions that integrate data from wearables, apps and clinical remote monitoring devices.
We spoke with Edwards about how what he prefers to call the Internet of healthy Things is a game-changer for the home health technology market.
HHTN: How is the home healthcare landscape changing?
Edwards: I think of it as the “more formula”—more people on the planet, more need for healthcare, more interest in self-care, more technology, more clinicians will use technology, and more family members invested in care of themselves.
HHTN: Why should providers care about the Internet of Things?
Edwards: The IoT is changing all of the stakeholders. If a provider is going to be practicing, they’re going to have to make a decision to be involved in technology or not.
HHTN: What are the current limitations to the IoT?
Edwards: Access is key, but not having to be reliant on on-site technology is also crucial. Whether it’s cellular or cloud-based, the technology that’s right in our pocket can do amazing things. The problem that many agencies have is a need to get data in an actionable way. If all they have to do is plug into a platform to get all the data they need, that makes it simple.