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Qualcomm Life announces new connected health collaborations at Connect 2015

Qualcomm announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, is collaborating with Davita Healthcare Partners and P2Link to develop chronic care management solutions powered by Qualcomm Life's 2net Device Connectivity Platform and HealthyCircles Care Coordination Platform to enable continuous care, informed interventions and better management of at-risk populations.

The collaborations were announced at Qualcomm Life’s annual Connect 2015 ecosystem conference taking place on August 31 and September 1, 2015 in San Diego, California.

Davita HealthCare Partners, one of the largest medical groups and physician network operators, provides integrated care management for approximately 830,000 patients, more than 600,000 of which live in California and represent diverse cultures, socioeconomic groups, ages, and health statuses.

The company will integrate Qualcomm Life’s 2net Mobile and HealthyCircles technologies into a coordinated care program for patients with heart failure (HF). Patients will be equipped with a home blood pressure monitor, a weight scale and a tablet powered by 2net Mobile to seamlessly collect and transmit the biometric data to the cloud.

Patients will also leverage the HealthyCircles Platform to monitor the patient’s health status at home, receive relevant educational content and targeted, proactive care management interventions. The initial program will roll out in Q4 2015.

"We are excited to be working with Qualcomm Life on our chronic care management programs," said Doug Allen, MD, MMM, senior vice president, Clinical Informatics, DaVita HealthCare Partners.

"Their expertise in wireless, open ecosystem approach and robust care coordination capabilities make them an ideal partner as we seek to expand our capabilities in the delivery of optimal care to patients with chronic disease, in the comfort of their own homes."

P2Link, a provider of innovative health monitoring solutions, enables payors and providers to reduce costs while improving quality of care for patients with heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

The company is collaborating with Qualcomm Life in the United States and Europe to deploy remote monitoring medical device kits powered by the 2net Hub and Platform for patients suffering from HF and COPD, with the first patient enrollment expected to begin in the United States in Q4 2015.

Through their pay-for-performance services that leverage proprietary predictive models and an in-house clinical call center, P2Link targets to reduce the cost of care for HF and COPD patients by 10 to 15 percent, helping payors and providers as they transition to a value-based reimbursement system.

"Qualcomm Life’s 2net technology enables seamless capture of medical device data from the patient’s home, ultimately allowing our team to better manage at-risk patient populations while generating the savings expected by the payors and care providers we serve," said Nabil Mouline, chief operating officer, P2Link.