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Accountable care driving some of Qualcomm Life’s latest partnerships

A few months after Qualcomm Life acquired a company to support accountable care needs of customers, it’s added a new round of partnerships, notably with the American Heart Association, according to a company statement. Qualcomm integrated the Healthy Circles software with its wireless 2net operating platform and hub as an option for companies providing technology […]

A few months after Qualcomm Life acquired a company to support accountable care needs of customers, it’s added a new round of partnerships, notably with the American Heart Association, according to a company statement. Qualcomm integrated the Healthy Circles software with its wireless 2net operating platform and hub as an option for companies providing technology to Accountable Care Organizations.

Hospitals are also looking for technology that will help them reduce readmissions. Higher than average readmission rates can result in hospitals getting reduced reimbursements from CMS.

Qualcomm’s 2net platform and hub connects remote monitoring devices to the cloud and enables interoperability. Two of its latest collaborations are using the integrated Healthy Circles platform.  The acquisition added services such as patient medication history and care team data entry to improve the quality of data sets for care transitions.

The AHA’s Connected Heart Health initiative seeks to improve care coordination and outcomes for post-acute cardiovascular and stroke care. It combines wireless technologies and evidence-based care plans.

Nancy Brown,  AHA CEO, said Qualcomm’s platform put AHA in a better position to help Accountable Care Organizations rapidly build a clinically integrated network that can deliver better care to more patients.

BioScrip’s myBioScrip.com connected health platform uses HealthyCircles, to help clinical teams be more efficient, make patient care more affordable and reduce readmissions.

Here’s a look at how Qualcomm Life  is collaborating with other companies:

WebMD is collaborating with Qualcomm Life to add a health and fitness tracker component to its flagship mobile app. Users also get access to sensors and devices for specific medical conditions within the app.

iMPak Health has a mobile medication management system to help organize and track patients who have to take several pills daily. Its Kraken adherence tool uses a Bluetooth low-energy technology. The goal of the tool is to help older patient populations manage their chronic conditions and improve adherence by tracking and uploading their data and sharing that information with their care teams.

MedStar Institute for Innovation is using 2net to support its remote patient monitoring solution. Its CareTablet tool helps patients manage their chronic conditions and share meaningful data with members of their care team.

DELTA uses an ePatch technology for its body sensor that continuously records, stores and wirelessly transmits a patient’s ECG, heart rate, activity and motion data.

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