Qualcomm Life announces new connected health collaborations

Qualcomm Life HealthyCircles

Qualcomm Life got new partners — including ResMed, King’s Daughters Medical Center and CareCentrix — which will develop next-generation connected health solutions powered by Qualcomm Life’s 2net and HealthyCircles platforms. By integrating with said solutions, these companies get access to one of the world’s largest open and interoperable mHealth ecosystems of medical device, applications and service companies in the health care industry. Moreover, by liberating vital health and biometric data, Qualcomm Life is assisting these companies with the clinical context and exception-based management tools to efficiently enable care team coordination for transitional care and chronic care management.

By liberating vital health and biometric data, Qualcomm Life is helping its partners enable care team coordination for transitional care and chronic care management.“This is a very exciting time in the connected health space and we are pleased to have these innovative companies join in our mission to mobilize health care to increase access to care and improve patient outcomes,” said Rick Valencia, senior vice president and general manager, Qualcomm Life. “With more than 400 companies in the Qualcomm Life Ecosystem, we are uniquely positioned to reinvent health care by shifting connected health solutions from a novel technology to a standard of care.”

ResMed, a leader in innovative medical equipment for sleep-disordered breathing and other respiratory disorders, is using Qualcomm Life’s technology to streamline transitions of care from the hospital and into the home. The company is integrating the 2net Hub with its Astral 100 and Astral 150 life support ventilators to capture and transfer near real-time biometric data to the HealthyCircles care coordination platform, allowing care teams to effectively monitor and manage patients by exception. Additionally, ResMed is using HealthyCircles in combination with its continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device to enable hospitals and care providers to closely monitor patients to prevent hospital readmissions.

Focused on patients with heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, King’s Daughters Medical Center‘s integrated care coordination and management services will increase touch points in the rural community and link community-based providers through the 2net and HealthyCircles Platforms.

Finally, CareCentrix hopes that collaborating with Qualcomm Life will help it build on its long track record of driving value for health plans and providers in the post-acute arena.