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November 15, 2012

Qualcomm Life Stages European Launch of Wireless Health Solution

Wireless health solutions are rapidly gaining ground in a lot of hospitals, as an easy way to keep in touch with physicians and get them the information they need to do their jobs right at the scene, as well as provide a way to rapidly and unobtrusively monitor patient status.

Earlier this week, Qualcomm Life announced that its own line of wireless health solutions would be available in Europe, and it has already got some customers ready to go.

The wireless health solutions in question, specifically the 2net Platform and the 2net Hub, are specifically designed to allow other medical device makers to wirelessly connect their own devices and allow for cloud-based reporting of the devices' measurements to a central location, where medical professionals can monitor the status of their patients.

They can connect to a SIM recognized throughout Europe for better mobility and freedom of movement on the patients' part as well.

Both the 2net Platform and the 2net Hub are certified as Class I Medical Devices in Europe, while in the United States, the FDA has them listed as Medical Device Data Systems (MDDS).

Qualcomm Life made the announcement during the International Telecare and Telehealth Conference at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, and indeed, there are already clients lined up to get the device in play. Telbios, a provider of remote health monitoring solutions in Italy, is looking to Qualcomm Life's 2net Platform as a way to connect several of its own devices into one common flow of data, making the results more manageable for healthcare professionals.

With more manageable information flow comes the ability to better share that information and make more coordinated care efforts.

Qualcomm Life is also working with Cystelcom, who handles engineering software development. Cystelcom's recently-created mHealthAlert system is designed toward providing remote monitoring functions for patients with chronic diseases, allowing them to stay out of the hospital more often by giving doctors access to their current information, providing treatment outside of a hospital setting.

With the 2net Platform and the 2net Hub, the mHealthAlert system becomes much easier to use overall and puts a lot of extra value into the setup.

The 2net Platform and the 2net Hub are geared toward making information easier to work with and disseminate, giving healthcare professionals better and faster access to the data they need. With the costs of healthcare still growing worldwide, providing that care in a fashion that isn't necessarily dependent on hospital settings – or at least for the least amount of time possible – is a great step forward in terms of saving money for the system overall.

A more efficient healthcare system can provide care for more patients, as well as providing moves toward preventative care, allowing the total care the system can provide to be better spaced out.

Remote monitoring systems go a long way to providing that level of care, and Qualcomm Life's 2net Platform and 2net Hub should go a long way toward making that ultimately happen.

Edited by Braden Becker

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