Connecting IoT devices in healthcare to the cloud

Internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare is about using networking technologies to connect medical devices and applications, thus enabling machine-to-machine communication and connection to the cloud.

By applying IoT in healthcare, you’re able to integrate and combine consumer and clinical data to create smarter and more meaningful connected consumer and care solutions. Providing seamless patient care.

The stringent requirements for data security, privacy and regulatory compliance, make it a very challenging task for IoT applications in healthcare. It requires a combined expertise in the cloud, IoT security, regulatory and connectivity technologies.

As a focused leader in health technology, we are determined to build upon our rich heritage by touching billions of lives each year with our innovative technology solutions.

For the Internet of Things, we draw upon our track record in the development of advanced technologies for healthcare organizations to offer end-to-end connectivity solutions for medical devices. Not just for Philips, but for external companies as well. By teaming up with your organization we deliver value to where it matters most.

Benefits we offer for IoT in healthcare 

  • Security

  • Information Security Management System
  • External audits and penetration testing
  • Cloud solution certified for ISO 27001/18, SOC2, and HITRUST
  • Customer retains ownership of all data
  • Speed

  • Faster time to market
  • Ready-to-use connectivity building blocks
  • Accelerated development of connected consumer & healthcare solutions
  • Savings

  • Providing a shared, managed cloud infrastructure and IoT platform
  • Flexibility to use only the services you require
  • Pay only for what you need

End-to-end connectivity solutions and cloud services

We reduce technical, financial and security risks to bring connectivity to your products in the fastest way possible.

IoT in Healthcare | End-to-end IoT solutions

Need IoT product development expertise? Or do you want to connect your medical device to our cloud?

Discover how our services fit your needs


Developing IoT devices in healthcare – with their stringent requirements for security, privacy and regulatory compliance – is a very challenging task. It requires a combined expertise in the cloud, IoT security, regulatory and connectivity technologies.

We can support you with end-to-end connected product development.

  • Consultancy
  • Product development
  • Regulatory compliance support

Connected devices are increasingly used to ease the collection of data and improve patient experience. Some typical settings include clinical trials and remote patient monitoring.

We help create simple-to-commission and zero user action connected care solutions. Getting patient data directly into the cloud with or without the use of a mobile phone or tablet app.

  • Preconfigured end to end solution
  • Managed list of supported devices
  • Secure data collection into the cloud

Leverage the cloud expertise and capabilities of the HealthSuite Digital Platform (HSDP) to connect your devices. Collect, aggregate, store and analyze electronic health data from a variety of sources. Develop and deploy healthcare compliant cloud applications faster and securely, with 24/7 operational support.

Make your vision for innovative, seamless, connected care solutions a reality.

  • Managed cloud infrastructure
  • Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
  • Open APIs

How to bring the Internet of Things into your existing device or new device concept?

Would you like to connect your healthcare device to an IoT ecosystem or a cloud ecosystem? When you develop a connected product for the first time, you face many new challenges.

Creating these smart connected products and systems requires digital engineering capabilities beyond traditional hardware and software design and engineering skills. This is where Philips specialized expertise in Electronic Systems & IoT as well as cloud based applications can make a difference. We can support to bring IoT into your medical device by providing expertise on different connectivity technologies like Wi-Fi module reference design modules and Cellular IoT.

Wi-Fi reference design development kit

Do you need fast and easy integration of connectivity in your product? Make use of our extensively tested and validated Wi-Fi modules.

We have developed the Wi-Fi module reference design: suitable for a secure connection to the back end, and with everything ready for assembly into your product.

The Wi-Fi module reference design is not just hardware. It comes with:

  • Matching software that contains the embedded components
  • Technical product documentation (TPD) for design transfer to manufacturer
  • Factory tooling that allows for automated, secure production of modules for your particular product

Read more on our Wi-Fi module reference design

Whitepaper Cellular IoT

Looking for possibilities to connect your medical device at anytime, anyplace? Read our whitepaper on how to realize a successful cellular connection.

Would you like to learn more about the benefits as well as the challenges that come with applying Cellular IoT? And more importantly, how to tackle them?

We explain more about the following challenges in our whitepaper:

  • Feasibility analysis
  • System architecture
  • Design & prototyping
  • Cloud integration
  • Review of your proposition

Learn more on Cellular IoT and read our whitepaper

Together we make IoT in healthcare work - Customer cases

Smart devices help Ypsomed measure medication adherence for clinical trials.

Alcon selects Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform to enable its new connected and integrated solution for eye care treatment.

Chipmunk Health chooses Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform to roll out and scale up its telehealth services.

With the Philips Sonicare app you can see where you’re brushing and get real-time guidance on the right pressure and brushing motion.

Whenever you read about the Internet of Things, the focus is usually on the ‘things’ that are being connected. But in healthcare, the focus should really be on people, not things.

With IoT-enabled solutions, many aspects of care are no longer bound to one location – we can now take technology to the patient. In this article, we will explore a wider range of IoT applications in healthcare.

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Learn more about our general IoT expertise

Today’s cloud ecosystems, together with advances in sensors and other technologies, make it possible to create IoT ecosystems that enable remarkable new interactions in products. Philips Engineering Solutions also helps you to connect your non-medical product, like entertainment devices and home appliances, to the digital world.

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