Samsung Wants a Bigger Piece of Healthcare Tech Market

Samsung Wants a Bigger Piece of Healthcare Tech MarketWhat Apple wants, Samsung wants too. And the battle for smartwatch supremacy simply won’t be an adequate battle for either.

As our sister site mHealthWatch first reported, Partners HealthCare has just announced a new partnership with Samsung Electronics to develop “the next generation of personalized digital and mobile solutions for health and wellness.”

The first phase of this collaboration, we’re told, will include software development and clinical research to deliver tools to improve chronic disease management.

Remote monitoring programs help patients and providers effectively manage chronic conditions, enabling patients to track their health, securely share personal health data with their provider and become collaborative partners in their care.

“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,” says Dr. Kamal Jethwani, Senior Director of Connected Health Innovation at Partners HealthCare. “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.”

According to a statement provided to MMW, Dr. Jethwani will lead this research initiative at Partners HealthCare, which will launch in a clinical trial in June.