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Philips and Qualcomm announce strategic collaboration to advance personalized connected health care

01 Sep 16

Royal Philips and Qualcomm Incorporated through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, Inc., today announced a strategic technology collaboration to advance connected health across the health continuum -- from healthy living and prevention to chronic care management and home care. The companies are teaming up to leverage each other’s respective leading capabilities – Philips’ leadership in connected health informatics and regulated health care cloud data management and analytics, and Qualcomm Life’s expertise in secure, medical-grade device connectivity and integration. This collaboration will enable both companies to offer care providers enhanced, scalable, connected care solutions and services within a secure global ecosystem.

“As the home is fast becoming a viable care setting, care providers, home health agencies, and other institutions are increasingly using connected care to reduce emergency care, readmissions of patients with chronic diseases,” said Jeroen Tas, CEO, Connected Care and Health Informatics at Philips. “By collaborating with Qualcomm Life and leveraging its connectivity and wireless expertise, we aim to help care providers to engage better with their patients and contribute to the goal of improving outcomes. Patient self-management combined with 24/7 connectivity to a care network is an emerging model that enables scalable chronic disease management for patients and providers.”

“An undeniable leader in the health care technology industry, Philips brings a deep technology expertise to their health care initiatives, and by joining forces we aim to deliver intelligent care to patients and providers at scale,” said Rick Valencia, president, Qualcomm Life, Inc. “We are thrilled to be working with Philips, enabling Qualcomm Life to continue to grow its ecosystem and ultimately serve as the underpinning of the Internet of Medical Things.” 

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