Wireless Life-Sciences Alliance: Kindle, FDA, payers and startups

By Brian Dolan

Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs

During the first day of the Wireless Life-Sciences Alliance meeting, called the Convergence Summit, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs defined convergence as the overlapping of computer devices, consumer electronic devices and wireless technology, according to Tim Gee's Medical Connectivity blog.

Jacobs pointed to the Amazon Kindle, as a prototype for the future: a device with built-in wireless (cellular not WiFi) connectivity. Qualcomm's Don Jones has also referred to the wireless health industry at times, as the Kindle-ization of healthcare. Seems to be a popular lens to view the emerging market through over at the San Diego-based company.

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Photo Credit: Charles Maloof, Independent Marketing Strategist for wireless health industry