Qualcomm Life has acquired Capsule Technologie, the company that makes medical device integration and clinical data management solutions with more than 1,930 hospital clients in 38 countries.
Under the deal, Capsule will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Life extending Qualcomm Life’s connected health offerings into the hospital to create a more seamless care continuum from hospital to home and all points in between. This, the press release says, will create one of the world’s largest open connected health ecosystems to deliver intelligent care everywhere.
Capsule’s platform enables data collection, EMR and health IT system integration and monitoring in one of the largest ecosystems of connected devices inside the hospital. The company’s smart networking goes beyond device integration by delivering timely clinical data to various in-hospital decision support systems, alarm and notification systems and asset management tools.
“The acquisition of Capsule expands the breadth of our healthcare platform, enabling us to provide connectivity solutions for the entire care continuum and create one of the world’s largest connected health ecosystems,” said Derek Aberle, president, Qualcomm Incorporated.
“As health care continues to move into the home and ambulatory settings and outside of traditional care areas such as the hospital, the convergence of medical device data from wherever the patient is located is critically important,” explained Gene Cattarina, CEO, Capsule. “Together, Qualcomm Life and Capsule will power this convergence by making data more accessible and interoperable among care teams to provide true continuity of care at the hospital, in the home and at all points in between.”