Qualcomm Life, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), and AMC Health, a privately held provider of ‘real-time’ patient management solutions, today announced a collaborative effort to accelerate the transformation of chronic care and population health management by significantly enhancing connectivity and care coordination for at-risk patients, specifically those with heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, asthma or COPD, in a cost-effective manner. The companies will integrate Qualcomm Life’s 2net™ Connectivity Platform with AMC Health’s CareConsole™ care coordination platform.
The innovative 2net Platform, 2net Hub and 2net Mobile solutions enable seamless capture, transmission and aggregation of biometric data from a wide array of FDA-listed medical devices in near real time. 2net offers increased interoperability and flexibility to capture device data from patients while they are in their homes or on the go, and securely transmit to AMC Health’s CareConsole platform. The CareConsole platform has a sophisticated analytics system that collects, verifies and analyzes patient data, presenting clinically actionable, daily patient information in an easy-to-use format to clinicians via a secure web portal. The CareConsole also alerts clinicians to emerging health issues, and enables clinical care teams to engage in meaningful patient education based on ‘real-time’ data, and focus on patients needing attention most urgently.
AMC Health’s expertise in customizing and implementing chronic care programs has contributed to significant improvements in health outcomes and reductions in costs of care, which have been validated in peer-reviewed publications. AMC Health solutions have been proven to reduce all-cause hospital readmissions by 20%, reduce costs of care for patients with heart failure  by 11%, improve HbA1c levels for patients with diabetes by 1.8 points, and improve blood pressure levels for patients with hypertension by 11/6 mmHg. AMC Health leads the industry in proven clinical outcomes, and their Remote Patient Monitoring and Engagement Solutions have earned the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association.
“The AMC Health collaboration with Qualcomm Life places both companies at the forefront of the imminent transformation of health care delivery. We have proven that clinical decisions, aided by continuously updated ‘real-time’ patient-information, generate better health outcomes and reduce health care costs,” said Nesim Bildirici, AMC Health’s founder and CEO. “Combining AMC Health’s 12 years of ‘real-time’ patient management experience with Qualcomm Life’s industry-leading connectivity expertise aims to bring improved health outcomes and care management efficiencies to benefit many more patients.”
“The home is becoming the fastest growing health care setting in the United States and the combined capabilities of AMC Health and Qualcomm Life are powerful in managing patients with complex care needs beyond the walls of the hospital and into the home,” said Rick Valencia, senior vice president and general manager, Qualcomm Life, Inc. “We are excited to be collaborating with AMC Health to expand the reach of this high tech, high touch model to all at-risk patients.”
About AMC Health
AMC Health is advancing monitored care. As a leading provider of customized, scalable, cost-effective “real-time” patient management solutions, the company assists organizations serving at-risk populations and those conducting clinical trials. Its patient engagement, health monitoring and care coordination solutions have been proven in several peer-reviewed, published journals to improve patient outcomes, improve quality of care and reduce overall healthcare costs. AMC Health is headquartered in New York, NY. For more information, visit www.amchealth.com.
About Qualcomm Incorporated
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm’s licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.
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