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Rick Valencia (9)

How We’re Innovating Healthcare from the Outside In

I’ve never actually created a bucket list, but if I had, speaking at TEDMED would be close to the top. What an honor to be invited to participate in TEDMED 2013 at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, April 16-19, 2013.

At its core, TEDMED is a celebration of human achievement and the power of connecting the unconnected in creative ways to change our world in health and medicine. I’ve been asked to do my part by participating in an entirely new type of TEDMED session.

Apr 17, 2013 by Rick Valencia

San Diego, Let’s Rescue Health

Qualcomm Life hosts the screening of a new independent movie that examines one of the most pressing issues of our time.

Oct 11, 2012 by Rick Valencia

San Diego: The Global Wireless Health Hub

Executives from the leading consumer electronics, healthcare, technology and communications companies are convening today at the 7th Annual Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance Convergence Summit here in San Diego.

May 21, 2012 by Rick Valencia

Executive Wireless Fitness Challenge

The results are in for the Executive Wireless Fitness Challenge. Earlier this year we launched the second Qualcomm Wireless Fitness Challenge (QWFC) with our executives. Over an eight-week period, the participants, including our own CEO, Dr. Paul Jacobs, competed to improve their health using wireless health devices. And I am excited to share the final results of our efforts.
Mar 8, 2012 by Rick Valencia

Wireless Fitness Challenge II – Executive Update

A few weeks ago the Qualcomm Life team launched the second Qualcomm Wireless Fitness Challenge (QWFC II), during which our executive team is competing over eight weeks to lose weight and increase activity. By using wireless health and fitness devices to monitor progress with real-time feedback loops, participants are learning to proactively manage their health based on this information.
Feb 1, 2012 by Rick Valencia

Qualcomm Wireless Health Gets a New Life!

Just before Thanksgiving, I wrote about the challenges medical device makers face in integrating wireless technologies into their solutions, and the need for a cost-effective, reliable wireless health ecosystem that enables app developers, device makers, health service companies and analytics companies to collaborate without worrying about interoperability and integration.
Dec 5, 2011 by Rick Valencia

Qualcomm Wireless Health Launches Executive Wireless Fitness Challenge

As you may recall, the Qualcomm Wireless Health team launched the first Qualcomm Wireless Fitness Challenge (QWFC) a few months ago. At the conclusion of the QWFC I, I mentioned that we planned to roll this mHealth program out to more Qualcomm employees, and eventually the San Diego community. I am happy to share with you all that today we are launching QWFC II with some exciting updates—one of which is our participant roster now includes Qualcomm’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Paul Jacobs, our Chief Technology Officer, Matt Grob and many other members of the executive team.

Nov 30, 2011 by Rick Valencia

The Wireless Health Waiting Game

Since taking the helm at Qualcomm Wireless Health just under a year ago, I have had the opportunity to speak with many medical device manufacturers, wireless operators, wireless sensor companies, hospitals and doctors, and the challenge ahead is clear. I’ve also tried out some of the latest mHealth technologies myself, giving me unique insight into why the wireless health industry has not yet exploded.
Nov 22, 2011 by Rick Valencia

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