Cerner, Qualcomm Life team-up on home patient monitoring


Cerner is teaming-up with Qualcomm Life to use the FDA-listed 2net Platform and Hub to capture data from medical devices and sensors within a patient’s home, and transmit it to Cerner healthcare clients through CareAware device connectivity platform. This in turn will allow providers to remotely monitor chronically ill patients in near real-time to enable proactive engagement and potentially reduce the risk of an acute care episode.

Qualcomm Life’s 2net Platform collects, stores and aggregates patient data from connected medical devices provided to the patient, such as weight scales, blood pressure monitors and pulse oximeters. This information will transmit via CareAware to the Cerner Millennium electronic health record (EHR) and is viewable to the patient in Cerner’s patient engagement solution called HealtheLife.

The data collected will be transmitted to the Cerner Millennium EHR and will be viewable to the patient in Cerner’s patient engagement solution called HealtheLife.“The industry is more concerned than ever about monitoring a patient’s health outside the walls of the hospital through intelligently connected devices,” said John Gresham, vice president of DeviceWorks, Cerner. “Cerner’s CareAware device connectivity platform integrated with Qualcomm Life’s technology will enable prescribable, turn-key monitoring capabilities that can be tailored to the needs of a person’s chronic conditions across the care continuum, including the home.”

Also as part of the deal, Qualcomm Life will join Cerner’s CareAware certification program, an initiative that creates alliances between Cerner and medical device manufacturers to better acquire data from devices to integrate with the EHR via CareAware device connectivity architecture.

Agnesian HealthCare is one of the first enterprise clients to adopt the new solution to remotely monitor and manage at-risk patient populations. It will be able to “access to patients health data, within the patient’s health record, while they are at home, which will provide the opportunity for clinicians to make informed interventions as needed,” according to Michael DeGeer, DPM, FACPS, FACFAS, vice president of Population Health Management at Agnesian HealthCare.