Partners HealthCare and Samsung Electronics are teaming up to develop digital and mobile solutions for chronic disease management.
Partners and Samsung said the program will focus on developing mobile health tools that will help clinicians remotely monitor patient vital signs while encouraging patients to better manage their conditions.
Samsung’s Digital Media and Communications R&D Center will oversee the program for the company. Clinical testing is expected to begin in June.
“We are excited to have access to the vast capabilities of Samsung Electronics to help improve the way we deliver care to our patients. This joint development program has the potential to significantly propel mHealth and personal connected health forward. This project represents the start of how smart technology, intelligent algorithms and world class clinical expertise can be combined to change the paradigm of care delivery," Dr. Kamal Jethwani, who will lead Partners’ research efforts, said in prepared remarks.
Samsung Electronics vice president Suntae Jung said the partnership "will be an important step towards embracing the real needs of healthcare providers and patients. We aim to leverage our technology to help individuals lead healthier lives, while delivering healthcare providers the tools they need to improve clinical outcomes."
"We look forward to collaborating with Partners HealthCare and Massachusetts General Hospital, and to the unlimited potential for mobile care technology," Jung said.