Philips predicts smart devices will enable ease of access and care anywhere. For example, custom web portals such as Philips’ CarePartners mobile app will transport patients, families, doctors and nurses into a secure, virtual space to coordinate long-term medical services. In addition, personal health books will serve as a compendium of an individual’s confidential health information, where they can update and manage the personal, medical and social facets of their care, as well as their beliefs, values and preferences to guide how care will be provided.Philips is investing in research to develop unique healthcare technology solutions that combine superior clinical expertise with deep human insights. These solutions aim to help people cultivate stronger connections between themselves, their families and their physicians. Philips Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Eric Silfen, predicts the accessibility, portability and ease of use afforded by “mobile apps” will best leverage personally actionable health information, and help extend the rich technologies driving our hospitals of the future out to the entire continuum of care. About the Survey Philips commissioned Opinion Research Corporation (ORC) to conduct a survey among a national sample of 1,003 adults, comprising of 503 men and 500 women ages 18 years and older, living in the continental United States. Data were weighted to be nationally representative. About Royal Philips Electronics Royal Philips Electronics (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 2011 sales of EUR 22.6 billion and employs approximately 122,000 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, home and portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.