Philips, Amazon strengthen health partnership through IoT platform

The partnership between Royal Philips and Amazon Web Services is growing stronger.

Amazon's new Internet of Things platform, which allows devices to easily connect with its web services, will now help to expand the capabilities of Philips' HealthSuite digital platform, according to an announcement.

Philips aims to "empower consumers to be active participants in their own health," Philips Healthcare Informatics CEO Jeroen Tas says in a statement. "For example, by giving them access to and control over their own health information, making that data more actionable, and by facilitating better collaboration between patients, clinicians and caregivers."

The connection of the two platforms will allow Phillips to create a scalable IoT environment. Announcement