Health data analytics application 'MediDash' wins Philips HealthSuite Digital Hackathon

Event drives the creation of innovative health care applications with winners showcasing prototype at upcoming South By Southwest® Interactive

Mar 09, 2015, 12:55 ET from Royal Philips

SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA) today announced the winners of its first-ever HealthSuite Hackathon.  The winning team, 'Team 6 Analytics,' beat out 20 other teams, including a total of 108 participants designing new prototype applications for the Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform (HSDP).  The Digital Platform is an open, secure and interoperable cloud-based infrastructure to support the secure collection of all types of health related data, allowing for integration and analysis. It will enable care professionals and individuals to make much better use of this information and represents a new era in collaborative, connected clinical care.

Hackathon participants included developers, entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals, patients and designers. They were each challenged to create applications to support the collection, aggregation and communication of healthcare data – clinical, consumer and environmental – to enable better informed clinical decisions, more personalized care, and improve and benefit healthcare services.

"We are encouraged to see the endless possibilities for applications on the HealthSuite Digital Platform with the right combination of innovation, ingenuity and creativity," said Jeroen Tas, CEO, Healthcare Informatics Solutions and Services, Philips. "In collaboration with developers and innovative healthcare providers, we will advance our vision for connected healthcare that empowers consumers and patients to better manage their health with help from communities and professional healthcare providers."

About the winning application
The winning prototype application named 'MediDash' was developed over one weekend. The solution is a dashboard that brings pertinent patient data from disparate sources in- and outside the hospital together to optimize decision making in clinical care. For example, a radiologist looking at a chest X-ray exam could also use other data of the patient profile such as the respiratory condition. By bridging the gap between professional and personal health data across the health continuum, this solution brings the vision of the Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform to life.

'Team 6 Analytics' will be recognized at a special event being held Saturday, March 14 at South By Southwest® Interactive in the Philips Motivate Lounge in the Austin Convention Center, and will be conducting demonstrations of 'MediDash' throughout the event.  Philips is the official health technology sponsor for SXSW® Interactive, with a focus on improving the lives of 3 billion people a year by 2025.

All 21 teams participating in the HealthSuite Hackathon focused on one of six key areas, including consumer engagement, employee wellness, analytics, care coordination, health care at home, and chronic disease management. Applications were judged on the conceptual design approach, technical feasibility, creativity, and level of completeness.  The winning teams will share in over USD 62,000 in cash and prizes, including a trip to South By Southwest® Interactive.

Philips is working to create a suite of open application programming interfaces (APIs) that can be used by developers to create innovative applications for anyone interested in improving health, including consumers, hospitals and health systems. This Developers Toolkit is expected to be available later this year.

For more information on Philips presence at South By Southwest®, and to follow the winning Hackathon team, please visit: and follow the #SXSWInteractive, conversation via @Philips, @PhilipsHealth and @PhilipsLiveFrom.

For further information, please contact:
Kathy O'Reilly
Philips Group Communications
(o) 978-659-2638 (mobile) 978-221-8919 
Twitter: @kathyoreilly

Sabine Detiger
Philips Healthcare Informatics Communications
(mobile) +31 (0)6 15043894 
Twitter: @sabinedetiger

About Royal Philips:
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2014 sales of EUR 21.4 billion and employs approximately 105,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at


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