Can Philips’ Interweaving of Consumer and Professional Healthcare Provide Lessons for Smart Home?

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By Jonathan Collins | 2Q 2019 | IN-5523


Philips' Consumerized Healthcare Model Pulls Disparate Models Together


Royal Philips is a global business in the process of reinventing itself. The company’s business ranges from precision large-scale healthcare imaging and diagnostics machines to electric toothbrushes and shavers. Increasingly, Philips is leveraging embedded connectivity and a single cloud platform architecture to bring these historically disparate markets together with the  goal of putting the company at the heart of a wider cycle of healthcare management. That means bridging its consumer and professional healthcare domains, and some of the company’s approaches highlight how the connected consumer market can extend technologies and services well beyond their traditional domains.

Consumer Apps as Healthcare Service Delivery Platform


Healthcare has lagged behind many industries in adapting to the potential of embedded connectivity and cloud-centric network architecture. Established practices, regulatory demands, patient privacy concerns, a…

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