Seoul National University Bundang Hospital (SNUH) and LG Electronics signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Aug. 7 to jointly develop digital healthcare services at the hospital's conference room in Bundang, Gyeonggi Province.
Under the agreement, SNUH and LG Electronics will develop a digital health care service platform that allows consumers to easily check and manage health information such as the condition of taking medicine, blood sugar, blood pressure levels and hospital medical records through their home appliances, and conduct pilot services.
LG Electronics also plans to allow consumers to easily enter measured values into their home appliances with voice, using medical devices such as blood pressure gauges, blood glucose meters and oxygen saturation meters, so that they can be managed at the server. The data will also be linked to Health4U, an app created by SNUH.
SNUH and LG Electronics have decided to seek additional cooperation opportunities such as joint development of contents to improve the health of patients, and to continue to seek ways to more conveniently manage their health by using home appliances that customers use in a familiar manner.
"SNUH has long accumulated experience and know-how in digital healthcare, which is centered on patients, while operating its personal health care app, 'Health for You,' which is linked to the world's best medical information system called 'Best Care,'" said Oh Chang-wan, research director at SNUH, adding " Through this research cooperation, we will strive to develop a patient-oriented healthcare platform that increases the quality and satisfaction of treatment."