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Qualcomm Life announces new mobile health partners

Iain Morris
March 1, 2014

Qualcomm’s mobile health subsidiary Qualcomm Life has unveiled details of new technology partners as it looks to develop an ecosystem for the emerging mobile health market.

Mobile health players Medixine (Espoo, Finland), Next Step Citizen (Esbjerg, Denmark) and PARI (Starnberg, Germany) have all joined its 2net platform, aimed at broadening the availability of mobile health services.

In a statement, Qualcomm Life (San Diego, CA, USA) claimed that partnership would give the companies access to one of the “largest and non-exclusive ecosystems of medical device and service companies in the mobile health industry”.

“Significant pilot trials of mobile health tools and solutions to remotely monitor patients with chronic diseases have been conducted by hospitals in Europe and demonstrated the ability to reduce hospital readmissions, length of stay, and the associated costs,”said Laurent Vandebrouck, managing director of Qualcomm Life in Europe. “Together, we expect to see solutions that enable remote patient monitoring and symptom diagnosis to solve issues related to the lack of health care resources.”

The collaboration with Medixine appears aimed at offering disease management and remote monitoring services in Europe, with Medixine looking to take advantage of the 2net connectivity platform to create an end-to-end service for healthcare providers and pharmaceutical companies.

Qualcomm believes that a combination of the Medixine Clinic product with its platform and device ecosystem will provide a scalable service for improving preventive and independent patient care.

Next Step Citizen plans to deploy a solution for remote patient monitoring across Denmark in the first quarter of 2014 and believes the 2net platform will remove some of the complexity involved in rolling out services, allowing it to focus on application service development and delivery.

Meanwhile, PARI intends to base its telemedicine offering and strategy on 2net and says it chose Qualcomm Life as its connectivity provider because of 2net’s global expansion efforts.
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