May 6, 2013
Qualcomm Life, the Qualcomm subsidiary that offers the 2net platform and hub for connecting home remote monitoring devices to the cloud, announced that it is acquiring San Diego-based HealthyCircles, a software-as-a-service startup that helps different care providers share patient information securely in a hospital setting. HealthyCircles Founder and Chief Strategic Officer Dr. James Mault, who...
April 22, 2013
Underserved communities in the U.S. stand to benefit greatly from telehealth and mobile health technologies, but only if clinicians adjust their workflows to include remote care, payers start offering the right financial incentives for providers to do so and the technology infrastructure is in place to support digital outreach, attendees at a conference heard last week.
"It all boils down to...
March 9, 2013
If WebMD has its way, in a few years time it will be clear that one of the biggest announcements to come out of HIMSS 2013 was its partnership with Qualcomm Life. In an interview with MobiHealthNews, WebMD's EVP & CTO Bill Pence explained that the initial partnership sees WebMD's consumer sites and apps serving as a place to collect data from the health devices and services that connect to...
December 4, 2012
Results from two surveys focused on healthcare provider adoption of mobile technologies published this week from HIMSS Analytics and Spyglass Consulting Group. While both point to substantial growth in adoption, Spyglass' survey points to IT support issues arising from the well-documented Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend.
Over the course of four months starting in May 2011, Spyglass Consulting...
November 14, 2012
Need more proof that Southern California in general and San Diego in particular are the center of the wireless health universe? This fall, Case Western Reserve University's Case School of Engineering launched a master's program in wireless health, just months after graduating its first certificate class in the burgeoning field.
The thing is, Case has been a fixture in Cleveland for nearly a...
November 12, 2012
Just under a year after it's US launch, Qualcomm Life announced the expansion of its 2net wireless health platform in the European market.
Laurent Vandebrouk, managing director of Qualcomm Life Europe, told MobiHealthNews that some of Qualcomm Life's medical device partners are already in the European market, and some partners in the US would like to expand into Europe.
Qualcomm's 2net is a cloud...
October 4, 2012
The Qualcomm Foundation announced this week that it had awarded the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) $3.75 million to fund clinical trials focused on wireless biosensor systems, rapid pharmacogenomic diagnostic tests, and apps and embedded sensors for tracking and predicting heart attacks, Type 1 diabetes and some types of cancer. The monies will help fund three years of research...
October 4, 2012
A lot of people out there believe "meaningful use" regulations has stymied innovation in health IT by effectively standardizing functionality in electronic health records. Backers of President Obama might argue the point. In fact, one did this week.
"There has never been a better time to be an innovator in healthcare," former federal CTO Aneesh Chopra, said Wednesday at the 2012 American Health...
June 28, 2012
Qualcomm's 2net Hub
This week at its Uplinq 2012 developer conference in San Diego, Qualcomm released a software development kit (SDK) for its forthcoming Qualcomm Life 2net app, which will act as a hub for personal medical devices. Curiously the SDK will initially only be available for creating Android apps, while an Apple iOS and Windows version of the SDK will launch in the future. (UPDATE:...
May 3, 2012
Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak
This week brought a good number of mobile health stories out of the American Telemedicine Association event down in San Jose, California. Here's a quick roundup of some of the ones we found worthwhile.
AT&T announced a deal with VRI, an Ohio-based company that offers remote monitoring services, medication adherence tracking dispensers, and other medical alert...