Cloud-based healthcare solution for Royal Philips
Royal Philips wanted to launch its cloud-based healthcare solution HealthSuite Digital Platform in China to deliver services to help cope with challenges related to urbanization and population growth. Philips wanted to achieve this goal by combining mobile, cloud computing and big data technologies. To bring this platform and product to market, Philips required cloud computing and local technical service capabilities in China, in addition to a flexible IT infrastructure that could handle user requests.
Alibaba Cloud (Aliyun, 阿里云)Established in September 2009, Alibaba Cloud, Alibaba Group's Cloud Computing arm, develops highly scalable platforms for Cloud Computing and data management.It provides a comprehensive suite of Cloud Computing services to support growing enterprises worldwide, including sellers and other third-party customers and businesses participating in Alibaba Group's online and mobile commerce ecosystem.
- CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
- USE CASES
Process Control & OptimizationProcess control and optimization (PCO) is the discipline of adjusting a process to maintain or optimize a specified set of parameters without violating process constraints. The PCO market is being driven by rising demand for energy-efficient production processes, safety and security concerns, and the development of IoT systems that can reliably predict process deviations. Fundamentally, there are three parameters that can be adjusted to affect optimal performance. - Equipment optimization: The first step is to verify that the existing equipment is being used to its fullest advantage by examining operating data to identify equipment bottlenecks. - Operating procedures: Operating procedures may vary widely from person-to-person or from shift-to-shift. Automation of the plant can help significantly. But automation will be of no help if the operators take control and run the plant in manual. - Control optimization: In a typical processing plant, such as a chemical plant or oil refinery, there are hundreds or even thousands of control loops. Each control loop is responsible for controlling one part of the process, such as maintaining a temperature, level, or flow. If the control loop is not properly designed and tuned, the process runs below its optimum. The process will be more expensive to operate, and equipment will wear out prematurely. For each control loop to run optimally, identification of sensor, valve, and tuning problems is important. It has been well documented that over 35% of control loops typically have problems. The process of continuously monitoring and optimizing the entire plant is sometimes called performance supervision.
Alibaba Cloud subsequently entered into an agreement to provide IT infrastructure services for Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform in China. Philips utilizes Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS), Object Storage Service (OSS), ApsaraDB for RDS, and other security services and wireless communication infrastructure to deliver services to its customers.
- DATA COLLECTED
- SOLUTION TYPE
- SOLUTION MATURITY
Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)
- OPERATIONAL IMPACT
Impact #1 [Efficiency Improvement - Time To Market]
Alibaba Cloud's services has enabled Philips to quickly roll out its healthcare services and focus on providing quality service to its customers, instead of spending time and resources building and installing an IT infrastructure to serve customers.
Impact #2 [Cost Reduction - IT]
The Alibaba Cloud Pay-As-You-Go model for elasticity makes it a cost-effective solution.
Impact #3 [Data Management - Connectivity Flexibility]
Philips' new smart air purifier(a flagship offering to be launched on the HealthSuite Platform) is also deployed on Alibaba Cloud’s cloud service and supports 2G, 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi networks to deliver real-time connectivity.
- QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT