Philips has launched a new platform, called HealthSuite Insights, to support the advancing adoption of analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) in key healthcare domains.

According to Philips, HealthSuite Insights gives data scientists, software developers, clinicians and healthcare providers access to advanced analytic capabilities to curate and analyse healthcare data. The platform also offers tools and technologies to build, maintain, deploy and scale AI-based solutions.

AI-based solutions have the potential to improve patient outcomes and care efficiency. However, developing and deploying AI solutions for healthcare use cases can be time consuming, resource intensive and expensive.

HealthSuite Insights was developed to ease the logistical challenges of deploying AI solutions in research and clinical environments. The new platform can accelerate the development of analytics solutions, and also reduce development and total cost of AI solutions.

“The quality of your AI is only as good as the quality of the data you feed into it,” said Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer at Philips, Jeroen Tas.

“We have designed HealthSuite Insights to be used by the people who work with patient data on a daily basis and have the contextual understanding; including doctors, clinicians and hospital managers. With the HealthSuite Insights platform, we give them the ability to bring all the relevant patient information together, curate the data and use the power of AI to support precision diagnosis, personalised therapy, early intervention and greater hospital efficiency,” continued Tas.

The tools and technologies available through HealthSuite Insights already enable the machine learning and deep learning applications in Philips’ diagnostic imaging solutions, patient monitoring solutions, and oncology and genomics offerings.

Enabled by the platform, Philips leverages AI across these solutions by combining it with other technologies and understanding of the clinical, operational and personal context to augment care professionals and patients/consumers.

AI assets built using the Insights Platform are designed to be secure, with Identity and Access Management, integrated Blockchain services, and data collection and management services built in. The Insights platform can be deployed on a healthcare cloud infrastructure, such as the Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform, or on premise at a provider site.

Philips has also launched Insights Marketplace, an ecosystem where curated AI assets from Philips and others are readily available for license. Philips’ Insights Marketplace will initially offer assets supplied by Philips and medically validated Philips assets will be added later this year. In late 2018, the Insights Marketplace will be further expanded to include assets submitted by third parties.

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