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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

Qualcomm Wireless Fitness Challenge: Results and Lessons Learned

The QWFC was a big success for the Qualcomm Wireless Health team. As a group, the participants burned more than 4.3 million calories and lost ~127 pounds! Check out this video for additional information on individual winners, lessons learned from the challenge and what's next for the QWFC.
Oct 12, 2011 by Don Jones

Assisting in the Prevention and Care of Cardiovascular Disease

Chances are you know someone who has suffered a heart attack or stroke – often, the first warnings of cardiovascular disease (CVD). But did you know that CVDs are the leading cause of death globally? And, that more than 80 percent of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries where people with CVDs have less access to effective health care services?

Sep 29, 2011 by Shawn Covell

Building a New Model of Regional Medical Care

Tomio Hasegawa needs advanced health services to keep his blood pressure under control. The fact that he lives in a remote region of Japan where access to these services is lacking doesn’t prevent him from getting the daily care he needs. That’s because Tomio uses 3G wireless technology to measure his blood pressure at home, send the data in real time to doctors and nurses located hundreds of miles away and get their timely feedback.

Sep 12, 2011 by Jun Yamada

Qualcomm Joins Visionaries at Conference to Revolutionize Health Care

Recently, Wireless Reach sponsored a conference in Cape Town, South Africa that aimed to revolutionize the health care industry by addressing critical barriers and helping to create best practices for the emerging mobile health ecosystem. As an attendee at the event, I was able to observe the influence of mobility on health care worldwide.

Jul 27, 2011 by Blake Tye

How 3G wireless connectivity is saving lives in underserved communities

I recently came across a blog post and photos on the Wireless Access for Health project (WAH) by the Center for Health Market Innovations. I have always been fascinated by the benefits that wireless connectivity can bring to underserved communities, particular in the area of e-health, and this project is really something extraordinary.

Jul 22, 2011 by Mantosh Malhotra

Qualcomm Wireless Health Launches the Qualcomm Wireless Fitness Challenge

As you all know, Qualcomm is committed to helping companies in the medical device, pharmaceutical and health service industries to innovate new connected mobile health solutions and business models. For years we have been working to build a global industry ecosystem to accelerate the convergence of wireless and health care, and to promote the many benefits that wireless health affords consumers, physicians, and the broken health care system as a whole.

Jul 14, 2011 by Don Jones

A New Era for Wireless Health Apps

Every smartphone has the potential to be a personal health monitor. With intelligent sensors, powerful processors and longer battery lives, smartphones have quickly become fertile ground for innovative developers to create fresh new applications that showcase these device capabilities. While the total number of apps across the most popular app stores continues to balloon to the point of over saturation, the health and wellness category in most app stores is relatively unexploited.

May 27, 2011 by Kabir Kasargod

Mobile Devices Bring Dermatology Specialist to Low-Income Patients in Egypt

Recently, on behalf of Wireless Reach, I had the opportunity to announce the results of our first project in the Middle East – the Egypt Teledermatology Pilot Project – which serves as an example of how mobile devices can provide a viable medical solution for Egypt’s health care system.

May 18, 2011 by Moheb Ramsis

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