September 22, 2016
These days, it seems like the digital health world runs increasingly on partnerships. Last week, representatives from three tech companies famous for their partnerships — IBM Watson Health, Qualcomm Life, and Verily Life Sciences (formerly Google X Life Sciences — shared the stage at the Digital Medicine Connect conference in Boston to talk about what makes a good collaboration work.
“I think at...
August 30, 2016
Qualcomm Life and Boehringer Ingelheim have announced that they will work together to develop the next generation of Boehringer's Respimat connected inhaler. Propeller Health, which developed the original connected inhaler for Boehringer, will continue to work with Boehringer to at least market the existing version of the device.
"The overall goal for Boehringer Ingelheim is to create health...
May 25, 2016
Medtronic announced that it will work with Qualcomm Life to develop a new generation of smaller, affordable continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) for people with Type 2 diabetes, the companies announced today.
Currently, CGM devices are mostly prescribed for people with Type 1 diabetes, while those with Type 2 are more likely to use discrete finger-prick glucometers. However, this new partnership...
March 1, 2016
UnitedHealthcare has partnered with Qualcomm subsidiary Qualcomm Life to launch a new mobile-enabled wellness program, called UnitedHealthcare Motion. The program is designed for UnitedHealthcare members and their covered spouses who are enrolled in high-deductible health plans.
“UnitedHealthcare Motion brings together wearable technology, telemedicine and wellness incentives to empower employees...
January 21, 2016
According to a report in Bloomberg, GlaxoSmithKline is in talks with Qualcomm to create a new joint venture to develop medical technology. Financial Times added in its report that the JV could be worth up to $1 billion.
Very little information about the prospective partnership is available, but it makes sense for both companies: Qualcomm has already teamed up with both Roche and Novartis on major...
January 6, 2016
Novartis has announced a partnership with Qualcomm Life, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, to develop a connected version of its inhaler, Breezhaler, for people who have COPD.
Specifically, Qualcomm Life will develop the reference design for the module that will connect the Breezhaler to the Qualcomm Life 2net platform, a hub for connecting home health devices. This platform will collect data on inhaler...
November 10, 2015
Walgreens announced that it expanded its telehealth offering, which the company launched in partnership with MDLive last year, to 20 more states. The telehealth service is now offered in 25 states total -- after launching with two, it added another three in June. The company also announced the launch of a new app, called Walgreens Connect, in partnership with Qualcomm Life that allows Walgreens...
October 22, 2015
The FDA has cleared SmartLinx Vitals Plus, a mobile-connected in-hospital patient monitoring system from Qualcomm Life subsidiary Capsule. It received FDA 510(k) clearance for prescription use as a class II medical device. Qualcomm Life completed the acquisition of the French company just last month.
On its website, Capsule describes Vitals Plus as "an innovative patient monitoring system that...
September 14, 2015
Qualcomm Life, the mobile technology company's subsidiary focused on medical device connectivity, has acquired Capsule Technologie, a France-based clinical data management company that currently serves 1,930 hospital clients in 38 countries, for an undisclosed amount.
Up until now, Qualcomm's focus has been on connecting the data from home healthcare devices back to the hospital. But with the...
May 6, 2015
Japanese medical device company Omron Healthcare has unveiled two new smartphone-connected devices, a blood pressure monitor and a weight scale.
These offerings are designed to be used as part of a telemedicine program -- the products are listed on Omron's new Global Telehealth Portal website, which launched this month.
"These easy to use devices allow chronically ill patients the freedom to...