Qualcomm Life Inc a subsidiary of Qualcomm Technologies showcased their wireless healthcare services business in Europe at the International Telecare & Telehealth Conference held in Birmingham England. Mobile health holds significant potential in Europe to defray healthcare costs and increase the quality and quantity of care. This will help to address anticipated shortages of qualified healthcare professionals.
Qualcomm Life’s 2net™ Platform and Hub are designed to enable medical device manufacturers and service providers to wirelessly connect their medical devices via a secure cloud-based solution. This enables biometric information to be easily accessible by device users, their healthcare providers, and caregivers. The technology makes biometric information easily accessible by device users, healthcare providers, and caregivers.
Two of Qualcomm Life’s first European customers are Telbios and Cystelcom. Telbios is a leading service provider of remote health monitoring solutions for chronic care and disease management in Italy. By connecting to the 2net Platform, Telbios will be able to combine data from several devices into one data stream to allow for improved access and sharing of patient data. Cystelcom a Spanish engineering software company has developed their mHealth Alert remote monitoring system to help patients dealing with chronic diseases.
Globally, Europe has the highest burden of chronic disease and the continued increase in prevalence is considered an epidemic by the World Health Organization which estimates chronic diseases will claim the lives of 52 million in the European region by 2030.
“There is a clear imperative for health services providers and manufacturers to invest in remote monitoring solutions to improve patient outcomes and align with preventive care initiatives. Europe’s governing bodies have demonstrated a commitment to robust pilots such as the 3 Million Lives project sponsored by the Department of Health in the U.K,” said Laurent Vandebrouck, Managing Director of Qualcomm Life Europe.
For more information, go to www.qualcomm.com. For information on Telbios go to www.telbios.com and for Cystelcom go to www.cystelcom.com