Philips Launches Artificial Intelligence Platform for Healthcare
By MedImaging International staff writers
Posted on 05 Apr 2018
Image: The HealthSuite Insights platform is designed to give data scientists, software developers, clinicians and healthcare providers access to advanced analytic capabilities to curate and analyze healthcare data, and offers them tools and technologies to build, maintain, deploy and scale AI-based solutions (Photo courtesy of Philips Healthcare).
Royal Philips (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) has launched HealthSuite Insights, including the Insights Marketplace, to support the advancing adoption of analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) in key healthcare domains. HealthSuite Insights, which made its debut at the 2018 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition (HIMSS18), gives data scientists, software developers, clinicians and healthcare providers access to advanced analytic capabilities to curate and analyze healthcare data, and offers them tools and technologies to build, maintain, deploy and scale AI-based solutions. Insights Marketplace will provide the healthcare industry's first ecosystem where curated AI assets from Philips and others are readily available for license.
The tools and technologies available through HealthSuite Insights already enable machine learning and deep learning applications in Philips' diagnostic imaging solutions, patient monitoring solutions, and oncology and genomics offerings. The platform allows Philips to leverage AI across these innovations by combining it with other technologies and gain a deep understanding of the clinical, operational and personal context for care professionals and patients/consumers.
The Insights Marketplace will initially offer assets supplied by Philips, while medically validated Philips assets will be added later this year. It will be further expanded in late 2018 to include assets submitted by third parties. AI assets built using the Insights Platform are designed to be secure irrespective of the execution environment, with sophisticated 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.
"The quality of your AI is only as good as the quality of the data you feed into it," said Jeroen Tas, Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer Philips. "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, personalized therapy, early intervention and greater hospital efficiency."