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Qualcomm Life and WebMD Collaborate to Bring Integrated Digital Health Resources and Tools to Consumers

Qualcomm Life’s 2net Ecosystem attracts new technology partners with release of 2net Hub API and SDK and launch of 2net Ecosystem Technology Certification Program at the 2013 HIMSS Conference in New Orleans, LA

NEW ORLEANS and SAN DIEGO – March 4, 2013 – Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, Inc., is joining forces with WebMD, the leading source of health information, to bring in a new era of next generation health care and enable millions of health-conscious consumers to access and manage wireless health data from a wide array of fitness, wellness and medical devices. The announcement was made at the HIMSS 2013 conference being held at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
“We are delighted to be working with WebMD, the leading multi-screen source of health information for consumers and physicians,” said Rick Valencia, vice president and general manager, Qualcomm Life. “Our industry leading 2netTM Platform will be integrated with various WebMD offerings to provide consumers and physicians with an industry-defining connected health experience.”
Qualcomm Life and WebMD are making biometric data available, actionable and relevant to consumers so they can more proactively manage their health and fitness. This technology collaboration will establish an open ecosystem of digital health apps and third-party devices across various disease categories and lifestyle interests where consumers and physicians can select solutions that suit their preferences and healthcare needs.
Qualcomm Life Launches 2net Ecosystem Initiatives
In addition to the WebMD collaboration, Qualcomm Life is further enabling innovation and customization of mobile health applications and services by announcing limited availability of the Beta version of the 2net Hub Application Programming Interface (API) and Software Development Kit (SDK), as well as ensuring a robust connectivity experience across the 2net Ecosystem with the launch of its Technology Certification Program.
The 2net Hub API and SDK Beta, available by the end of March, will enable existing and new 2net Ecosystem partners to develop custom health care device connectivity for inclusion in the 2net Hub device library.
A key value of this offering is to enable integrated device functionality that takes advantage of wireless features of the health care device’s sensors, and provides the output in an accessible form on one of the most comprehensive and open wireless eco-systems in the world, the 2net Platform.
With over 220 technology collaborators making up the growing 2net Ecosystem, Qualcomm Life today also launched the Technology Certification Program which will challenge and empower participants of the 2net Ecosystem by offering criteria that categorizes products and solutions as 2net Basic, 2net Gold or 2net Platinum.
Qualcomm Life at HIMSS
Qualcomm Life will be showcasing the 2netPlatform at the Qualcomm Life booth (#759) at HIMSS 2013 with 21 wireless health collaborators, including some of the newest collaborators to join the 2net Ecosystem such as Happtique, a mHealth solutions company, S3 Group, makers of the Healthy Citizen platform and designers of Telehealth systems and services, and Santech Health, developers of mobile and wireless technologies for behavioral interventions.
About Qualcomm Incorporated
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is the world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm’s licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

March 4, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 5000 articles with John having written over 2000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 9.3 million times. John also recently launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

Qualcomm Life Launches Two New Challenges at Mobile World Congress 2013

— Company Also Launches Global 2net App Developer Challenge, Expanding Availability of 2net Connect APIs to European Developers —

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, Inc., is kicking off a Wireless Walking Challenge in collaboration with the American Heart Association (AHA) at Mobile World Congress 2013 being held at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain, February 25-28, 2013. The company also announced it is expanding the release of the 2net™ Connect Application Interfaces (APIs) to developers in Europe and initiating its Global 2net App Developer Challenge.

“Qualcomm Life is delighted to be working with the American Heart Association on the Wireless Walking Challenge by providing participants with a fun, engaging wireless solution to track physical activity to improve cardiovascular health,” said Rick Valencia , vice president and general manager, Qualcomm Life. “The openness of the 2net Platform allows challengers to select whichever device or app best suits them, enabling a truly personalized health experience where data is automatically collected and seamlessly aggregated across a variety of sensors, wireless technologies and applications.”

Qualcomm Life and the American Heart Association are working together to launch the Wireless Walking Challenge to encourage people to increase their physical activity in order to ultimately improve their heart health, and attendees of Mobile World Congress have the first opportunity to compete in this global challenge. To participate, attendees can download their choice of a mHealth app, including MapMyFitness, Noom or RunKeeper, or leverage a pre-owned activity monitoring device, including BodyMedia or Fitbit, to track their steps throughout the conference. The mHealth apps and devices are connected to the Wireless Walking Challenge app via the 2net Connect APIs, so participants’ steps are automatically updated and reflected in the app leaderboard. The Challenge app will be a central hub for participants to track their steps and earn prizes based on their total steps taken in relation to other participants enrolled in the challenge. The steps will be tracked via the web-based leaderboard and those with the three highest totals of steps at the end of each day will be awarded $200, $100 and $50 respectively. The grand prize, awarded to the participant with the most cumulative steps at the conference close, is a Dell XPS tablet. Participants and conference attendees are also encouraged to follow the challenge conversations on Twitter by following @QualcommLife and via the #WalkStar hashtag.

Expanded Availability of 2net Connect APIs

The Global 2net App Developer Challenge kicks-off today and runs through August 2013. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place entries and will be in the amounts of €15,000, €10,000 and €5,000 respectively. The competition results will be announced at the Uplinq Conference held in San Diego in September 3-5, 2013.

Qualcomm Life’s 2net Connect APIs, previously only available in the United States, create a consolidated stream of biometric data that can be leveraged across multiple data-enabled platforms, including Andriod, iOS, Microsoft and BlackBerry. The value of this consolidated data stream is compounded by the fact that the 2net Ecosystem has grown to be one of the most comprehensive and open wireless ecosystems in the world, with over 220 customers and technology enablers.

Qualcomm Life at MWC

Qualcomm Life will be showcasing the 2net Platform and Hub as well as the latest news and winners of the Wireless Walking Challenge at the Qualcomm Life booth at Mobile World Congress (Hall 3, Stand 3B64).

Qualcomm Life is also participating in the following demonstrations, panels and keynotes:

  • Health: Innovating for Global Health – Rick Valencia , VP & GM, Qualcomm Life (Wednesday, February 27, 4:00 –5:00 p.m.)

About Qualcomm Incorporated

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is the world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm’s licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

Qualcomm is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. 2net and Qualcomm Life are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. All Qualcomm Incorporated trademarks are used with permission. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

February 23, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 5000 articles with John having written over 2000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 9.3 million times. John also recently launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

Independa to Integrate with Qualcomm Life’s 2net Platform to Expand Health Monitoring Services for the Elderly

Independa continues expanding its ecosystem of telecare solutions to enable the elderly to extend and enrich their independence.  In the latest addition, announced today, Independa will integrate the Qualcomm Life 2net™ Platform with Independa’s Artemis™ suite of health, safety and activity monitoring.

This development is important for the connected health industry because it will help professional caregivers close interoperability gaps between monitoring devices and applications – paving the way for higher-quality, lower-cost, integrated telecare.  The Independa-Qualcomm Life collaboration will provide more options for tracking older adults’ well-being, as well as ability to pull together and access data from a wider range of sensors, such as scales, blood pressure cuffs and glucometers.

Collaboration Provides New Options for Uploading and Accessing Biometric Data Across Disparate Devices and Protocols

SAN DIEGO, June 14, 2012 – Telehealth provides new options for higher-quality, lower-cost monitoring, but interoperability issues have hampered its adoption. To minimize those challenges and add flexibility, Independa™ today announced that it will incorporate the 2net™ Platform from Qualcomm Life Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, into its Artemis™ suite of telecare monitoring solutions for the elderly and their caregivers.

The 2net Platform is a unique cloud-based service that enables the wireless transfer, storage and display of medical device data. It interconnects with almost all monitoring devices and applications, enabling end-to-end wireless connectivity that provides the device users and their caregivers a convenient, secure, standards-based way to upload and access biometric information.

By incorporating the 2net Platform with its Integrated CloudCare system, Independa will be able to support and aggregate data from a broader array of health sensors, including wireless monitors and inexpensive analog devices that care recipients may already own. Such devices include weight scales, blood pressure cuffs, blood glucose meters and pulse oximeters.

The 2net Platform will enhance the Independa Artemis ecosystem of health, safety and activity sensors by adding support for Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy, 2G and 3G cellular, Wi-Fi and ANT+ local area radio protocols. The 2net Platform supports SLL and is a FDA-listed Class 1 Medical Device Data System (MDDS).

Caregivers can aggregate information sent to the 2net Platform with Independa’s cloud-based Caregiver Web App and the Angela™ social engagement solution.

“By integrating the Independa and 2net ecosystems, we are offering caregivers and older adults new and more options for comprehensive care while reducing the cost of delivering that care,” said Independa CEO Kian Saneii. “Our arrangement with Qualcomm Life raises the industry bar for flexibility and aggregation, knocking down major barriers to telehealth adoption.”

“We are happy to be working with Independa to help it enhance and expand the reach of its best-of-breed monitoring solutions,” said Rick Valencia, vice president and general manager of Qualcomm Life. “Collaborating with Independa also will strengthen Qualcomm Life’s ability to serve the rapidly-growing independent living and senior care segments.”

Robert B. McCray, President and CEO of the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance, said: “I am pleased when WLSA members, such as Independa and Qualcomm, work together to deliver the benefits of technology to consumers. Qualcomm Life’s 2net provides an essential platform that makes it possible for innovators such as Independa to focus all their attention on delivering the best services to the market. Independa is tackling one of the largest social and economic issues that we face. With a tidal wave of aging seniors, we must create affordable systems to support their independence as long as possible. That is what they want and what our financial system needs.”

Independa will begin offering connectivity through the 2net Platform when its Artemis solution becomes generally available in the third quarter of this year. This option will be available through channel partners, including home care, home healthcare and senior living providers. Independa provides custom solutions to help its partners differentiate their products and services, such as features specific to health conditions or particular service offerings.

The agreement between Independa and Qualcomm Life was announced during the Digital Health Summer Summit in San Diego, in which both companies are participating.

About Independa, Inc.

Independa offers leading technology-enabled independent-living solutions for the elderly. Independa’s best-of-breed Integrated CloudCare services enable organizations and individuals to cost-effectively help the elderly to remain independent longer, safer and more comfortably. The company, which has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, provides services including medication and appointment reminders, support for activities of daily living, comprehensive social engagement benefits, and wireless health and safety monitoring.

June 28, 2012 I Written By

U.S. Preventive Medicine® Launches First-of-Its-Kind Health & Fitness App in Collaboration with Qualcomm Life “Macaw(TM)” The Ultimate Health Hub, enabled by Qualcomm Life

U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc. launches a first-of-its-kind health and fitness app in collaboration with Qualcomm Life today at the 3rd annual mHealth Summit. The app is called “Macaw(TM)” from The Prevention Plan(TM), and is designed for people who exercise regularly as well as physical fitness novices.

  • It helps assess an individual’s personal health risks.
  • And unlike other available health and fitness apps, Macaw will be able to transform a smartphone into the ultimate personal health hub by connecting an individual’s health apps and wireless devices for tracking weight, fitness and overall activity: including pedometers, glucose meters, activity armbands, scales, labs, sleep managers, mobile weight loss apps and blood pressure cuffs — into a single app for complete tracking.

Macaw is free for the iPhone and Android and was designed by Fjord, the designer behind popular social media sites foursquare and flickr.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. and DALLAS, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc., the leader in preventive medicine, today announced during the 3rd annual mHealth Summit the launch of “Macaw(TM)” from The Prevention Plan(TM), its new mobile health and fitness app designed to serve as a complete personal health monitor. Macaw is a full-feature app that assesses an individual’s health risks and will serve as a hub to track health metrics and activity, as well as integrate information from other health and fitness apps, plus lab results and wireless devices.

For members of U.S. Preventive Medicine’s The Prevention Plan, Macaw has additional features including showing the individual’s personal Prevention Score(SM) and integrating data between the mobile app and the Plan’s online health management platform. Macaw can be downloaded for free on the iPhone and Android devices. It is enabled by Qualcomm Life Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and was designed by Fjord, a leading design consultancy.

“U.S. Preventive Medicine’s mission is to make the world a healthier place and help save lives by giving people the tools, advice and encouragement they need to identify their top health risks and improve their health,” said Christopher Fey, founder, CEO and chairman of U.S. Preventive Medicine. “The new revolutionary Macaw app is an important tool that is designed to be the ultimate mobile health hub, enabling users to improve their individual health outcomes while potentially lowering healthcare costs.”

According to Rick Valencia, vice president and general manager of Qualcomm Life, “U.S. Preventive Medicine offers an outstanding clinically-based program – The Prevention Plan – that helps users manage their individual health risks and lead healthier lives. By combining this clinically-based platform with Qualcomm Life’s wireless expertise, we have transformed the smartphone into a personal health monitor.”

Macaw’s Unique Features and Benefits

Unlike other available health and fitness apps, Macaw is based on the clinical science of preventive medicine and is universally designed for people who exercise regularly as well as those who are novices when it comes to physical activity. By leveraging Qualcomm Life’s expertise, Macaw will be able to transform a smartphone into the ultimate personal health hub, connecting an individual’s health apps and wireless devices for tracking weight, fitness, overall activity and biometrics – including pedometers, glucose meters, activity armbands, scales, labs, sleep managers, mobile weight loss apps and blood pressure cuffs – into a single app for complete tracking. With the initial launch, Macaw will allow integration with the Fitlinxx Actiped+ all-day activity monitor, and WorkSmart Labs’ weight loss and fitness app Noom Weight Loss. Macaw users will be able to track the progress of their activity, nutrition and health knowledge while engaging in games that unlock prizes.

Features include:

7 questions to quickly assess your health

GPS to track exercise

Ability to set goals and track weight and calories

Reminders about recommended preventive screenings based on age and gender

Activity and knowledge cards that unlock chances for weekly prizes

Additional features for members of The Prevention Plan include:

A link to the Prevention Score, a unique tool that tracks an individual’s prevention efforts and key health indicators throughout the year

Activity auto-uploaded to The Prevention Plan

Exercise, weight and calories tracked

According to world championship-winning quarterback and U.S. Preventive Medicine spokesperson, Joe Theismann, “We all need to take better care of our health by staying active and living a healthy lifestyle. With the Macaw mobile app, you can have greater confidence that you are doing all you can to proactively manage your health, maintain healthy habits, identify your top health risks and work to reduce them. It puts all the tools you need for better health right in your pocket.”

Industry experts in mobile health and technology, including those from The New York Times, WIRED, BNET, PhoneDog and Mashable, named Macaw among the top three finalists in both the fitness and the health and wellness categories of the 2011 “Hot for the Holidays Awards” national competition sponsored by CTIA, the cellular telecommunications industry association. Finalists were selected based on innovation, functionality and creativity.

Macaw is available for download on the iPhone App Store and Android Market. You can also stay up-to-date by following Macaw on Facebook (Facebook.com/ThePreventionPlan), Twitter (@MacawApp) and YouTube (YouTube.com/MacawApp). View the video at www.youtube.com/macawapp .

About U.S. Preventive Medicine®

U.S. Preventive Medicine ( http://www.USPreventiveMedicine.com ) is leading a global preventive health movement focused on saving lives and money by keeping people healthy and better managing chronic conditions before they progress. Innovative products – The Prevention Plan(TM) web-based health management platform, and Macaw mobile health & fitness app – are based on the clinical science of preventive medicine: primary (wellness and health promotion to keep healthy people healthy), secondary (screening for earlier detection/diagnosis) and tertiary (early evidence-based treatment to reduce complications and disability). The company is accredited in wellness and health promotion by NCQA (the National Committee for Quality Assurance) and disease management by URAC. More information can be found on Facebook (Facebook.com/pages/US-Preventive-Medicine), Twitter (@USPM) and YouTube (YouTube.com/thepreventionchannel).

About The Prevention Plan

The Prevention Plan is a personalized, step-by-step health management program designed to help people take control of their health. Through a full health risk appraisal and comprehensive blood test panel, The Plan identifies an individual’s top health risks and designs a customized plan of action to reduce those risks. The Member is supported by health coaching, robust online tools, plan-wide challenges with rewards, and a dynamic Prevention Scoreâ” to help them stay motivated and on track to improving their health. A study published in the peer-reviewed journal Population Health Management, “The Impact of The Prevention Plan on Employee Health Risk Reduction,” (October 2010) demonstrated that The Prevention Plan is effective in achieving measurable improvements in key health risk factors after just one year on the plan. Recent findings show that after two years on The Prevention Plan, members significantly reduced health risks in 14 of 15 key risk areas.

About Qualcomm Life

Qualcomm Life is defining and connecting the wireless health network to improve lives and advance the capabilities of medical devices. Qualcomm Life is focused on device connectivity and data management and empowers medical device manufacturers to deliver wireless health quickly and easily to those who need it. The Qualcomm Life team has the experience and the wireless know-how to make the enormous complexities of a wireless connection look simple. We draw from our parent company’s more than 25 years of wireless connectivity experience, know-how and universal interoperability to enable unified machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. To learn more, please visit www.qualcommlife.com .

About Joe Theismann

A former professional athlete, Mr. Theismann was elected NFL Man of the Year in 1982 for his community service and dedication to the health and welfare of children. Staying true to this commitment, Mr. Theismann participates as a member on the Sports Advisory Board of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Mr. Theismann also has a personal connection to preventive health. His father avoided life-threatening complications when a doctor detected a previously unknown abdominal aortic aneurysm during a routine exam. Mr. Theismann works with Find the AAAnswers campaign, a multi-faceted public education program about the medical condition. In addition to his work with U.S. Preventive Medicine, Mr. Theismann holds close ties to the NFL with a career spanning 37 years as a player, analyst and commentator. Currently, Mr. Theismann is co-host of the NFL Network show Playbook. He also oversees a popular Washington, D.C. restaurant that bears his name.

About Fjord

Fjord is a leading design consultancy and works with visionary clients to create transformational digital services that are driven by one guiding principle: elegant simplicity. Fjord was founded in 2001 and is led by Olof Schybergson (CEO). The Fjord team has a deep understanding of the context of mobility and working across multi-platforms. Fjord has worked on flagship projects providing strategic direction and design for major brands including: BBC, Citibank, Ericsson, Foursquare, Nokia and Yahoo! Fjord has offices in Berlin, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Stockholm, New York and San Francisco. For more information visit Fjord’s website, conversations blog or Twitter page.

December 8, 2011 I Written By