Burgdorf and Eindhoven (NL), 04.10.2018, 7.00 a.m. – Ypsomed, a leading developer and manufacturer of injection and infusion systems for self-medication, and Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced a collaboration to jointly develop and deploy new digital self-medication adherence monitoring services based on Ypsomed’s connected devices and Philips’ cloud-based HealthSuite Digital Platform. The two companies agree to build a solution for Ypsomed’s new SmartServices™ based on Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform. The combination of Ypsomed connected self-medication devices with Philips’ HealthSuite Digital Platform will allow Ypsomed’s pharmaceutical customers to deliver value-added services for enhanced patient outcomes.
With the new SmartServices™, Ypsomed aims to extend its medical device business, by providing a new turnkey digital solution for medication adherence monitoring and smart device management to its pharmaceutical customers. Ypsomed’s SmartServices™ will be enabled by Philips’ HealthSuite Digital Platform – a cloud-based platform which was purpose-built for the complex challenges in healthcare – and provides tools and services focused on ease-of-integration, digital lifecycle management and end-to-end security. The new digital services aim to address a wide range of device-oriented challenges and support self-medication services for patients across chronic disease states, such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis.
“Our partnership with Philips aims at embedding smart devices in a digital health ecosystem that simplifies access to therapy-relevant medication adherence data,” said Ulrike Bauer, Senior Vice President Ypsomed Delivery Systems. “This will allow our pharmaceutical customers to focus on building therapy-specific digital solutions for patients, caregivers and physicians.”
“Integrating Ypsomed’s smart devices and data into the Philips HealthSuite ecosystem means pharma companies will be able to develop solutions that leverage HealthSuite’s secure, cloud-based services,” said Dale Wiggins, Business Leader HealthSuite Digital Platform at Philips. “It will shorten time-to-market, enable them to scale-up solutions in a secure HIPAA-compliant way, and allow them to integrate data from Ypsomed devices with other data sources to support many different value-added use cases.”
Philips’ open HealthSuite Digital Platform addresses the growing need to break down the data silos that pervade today’s healthcare systems by enabling secure access to, and analysis of, clinical data from multiple medical devices. This new collaboration between Philips and Ypsomed aims to embed smart medical devices, such as Ypsomed’s YpsoMate® with SmartPilot™ combination, in a digital architecture that bridges therapy-specific care pathways rather than siloing them.
The companies have signed a memorandum of understanding and aim to sign the definitive agreements in the fourth quarter of 2018.