Sunday, December 9, 2012

Reaching Out to Partners/Customers

At the 2012 mHealth Summit held December 3-5, Qualcomm Life announced that their 2net Platform and Hub already available in U.S. and Europe is now available in Canada. The newest collaborative technology partners and customers to join the growing 2net ecosystem include Ingram Micro, HealthyCircles, Valued Relationships Inc (VRI), Tri-City Medical Center (TCMC) ActiveCare, and MD Revolution.

Companies will Use the 2net Platform and Hub to:

  • Ingram Micro’s expertise in logistics and distribution will enable the 2net ecosystem collaborators to achieve scale quickly and efficiently
  • HealthCircles, will leverage the 2net platform to enable patients and providers to easily monitor vital health information with data that is readily accessible and shareable
  • VRI and TCMC will use 2net Hub to further reduce hospital readmissions by delivering the 2net Hub to TCMC patients within 48 hours of discharge
  • Active Care will now be able to quickly capture and analyze patient data using the 2net Platform
  • MD Revolution will use the 2net Platform to enable MD Revolution’s SaaS solution RevUp  to aggregate genetic and health data plus mobile device data and automate the diagnostic process to provide personalized treatments and wellness plans 
 The mHealth Summit was an opportunity for Qualcomm Inc. to be joined by three Wireless Reach partners collaborating on wireless applications to improve healthcare in underserved communities. The partners came from RTI International, the Flagstaff Medical Center, and the International Community Foundation.

The first project the RTI “Wireless Access for Health” is a public/private collaboration to streamline the reporting process at clinics and hospitals in the Philippines and improve access to accurate and timely patient information for clinicians and decision-makers. As a result, midwives, and other health workers now have mobile access to the Community Health Information Tracking System (CHITS) developed by the University of the Philippines in Manila on a 3G-enabled tablet.

The second project “Care Beyond Walls and Wires” launched at the Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC) in Flagstaff Arizona is Northern Arizona’s only regional referral center caring for more than 85,000 patients each year.

The project provides mobile broadband tools to Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) patients to improve their coordination of care following a discharge from the hospital. The goal is to engage patients in their own healthcare, decrease hospital readmission rates for CHF within 30 days, and increase patient satisfaction.

The third project with assistance from the International Community Foundation is working to help to curb the current diabetes epidemic in northern Mexico and around the world. The “Dulce Wireless Tijuana” project is doing a bi-national multi-sector study to examine how the chronic care model together with 3G wireless internet access can better manage diabetes.