Health Care

Innovating health care, one connection at a time.

Qualcomm Life is enabling new connected care models by securely sharing vital patient data and unlocking insights throughout the hospital, home and all points in between. Our open, enterprise-grade infrastructure connects to one of the world’s largest health care ecosystems to help inform medical decisions and make intelligent health care an anywhere, anytime reality.

Integrating health care data for access anywhere, anytime.

For too long, the health care industry has lacked scalable, standardized clinical connectivity solutions to seamlessly share patient data. Patients are connected to a variety of medical devices that generate millions of data points a day, but hospitals can’t leverage that data because of a lack of integration into an electronic medical record (EMR) or third-party enterprise system.


As at-home care becomes a necessity, health care providers increasingly rely on connected medical devices to remotely monitor their patients. The challenge lies in securely collecting, aggregating and analyzing that data in ways that allow health care providers to monitor their patients and make informed interventions when necessary.

Intelligent solutions for connecting health care platforms.

Building on 30 years of wireless invention and innovation, Qualcomm Life is solving health care’s most challenging issue yet—unlocking the value of medical device data across the care continuum. In order to ensure integration with today’s leading health care offerings, we have designed an open, device-neutral platform that connects to one of the world’s largest health care ecosystems.

Secure medical-grade infrastructure

Our medical-grade 2net™ Connectivity Platform is built according to FDA quality and HIPAA privacy standards, enabling secure end-to-end clinical connectivity that protects valuable patient data from risk and exposure. And with 11 layers of authentication, encryption and access control, Qualcomm’s 2net solutions further ensure the secure sharing and storage of patient data.

Flexible, scalable connectivity solutions

Unlock the value of medical device data through rapid and secure data management using our Capsule Medical Device Information System, which is designed to enhance clinical workflows and improve operational efficiencies across a hospital enterprise. Capsule supports over 780 medical device drivers and virtually all medical device types, models and firmware versions—providing a truly scalable enterprise system.

Open, expansive ecosystem

Qualcomm Life’s vendor-neutral architecture has enabled us to attract and build one of the world’s most expansive ecosystems. Comprised of leading medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, health care service providers, payers and more, our wide-ranging ecosystem includes more than 2,355 companies across the health care spectrum. 

Solutions for health care

Hospital connectivity and integration

Connected hospitals empower medical staff to focus on what matters most—patient care. Qualcomm’s solutions unlock the value of medical device data through rapid and secure data management that is designed to enhance clinical workflows and improve operational efficiencies across a hospital enterprise.

Home health connectivity and integration

Ensure an effortless patient experience during the transition from hospital to home by leveraging our medical-grade solutions, which securely transmit biometric data to enable scalable remote monitoring and informed interventions.

On-the-go health connectivity and integration

Qualcomm Life works with industry-leading medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, payers and health care providers to leverage medical device data to help define actionable insights. Our digital expertise supports the collection of timely, contextual data that delivers intelligent care for patients, providers and the health care ecosystem.

Industry leaders have selected Qualcomm’s connected health care solutions.

Leading health care companies have selected Qualcomm Life’s 2net and Capsule solutions to solve their connectivity and integration needs throughout the health care ecosystem—from hospital to home, and all points in between.  

Learn more about scaling your health care connectivity solutions with Qualcomm Technologies.

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ORB, by mPowering, celebrates one year of empowering frontline health workers with access to educational resources

Guest blogger Lesley-Anne Long is Global Director of mPowering Frontline Health Workers. She provides strategic leadership to mPowering and coordinates across mHealth, maternal and child health advisors, program implementers, government officials, private sector, NGOs and others focusing on sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The views expressed are the author’s own, and do not necessarily represent the views of Qualcomm.


Recently, a reception was held in Washington D.C. to commemorate the one-year anniversary of ORB, an mHealth content platform created by mPowering for frontline health workers.

Angela Baker, Director of Qualcomm Wireless Reach, welcomed an audience of attendees from U.S. government and international agencies, non-profits, social enterprises, and academics.

As the Global Health Director of mPowering Frontline Health Workers, I am proud of how far we have come in just one year.

mPowering, a partnership of private sector, government, donors, and program implementers  created ORB to help governments, training institutions, NGOs and health workers access high quality training resources quickly, wherever they are in the world. As a core part of mPowering’s new comprehensive training approach, ORB’s content is helping health workers gain critical knowledge and skills to improve the quality of care they provide to their communities. 

Partnering with mPowering frontline health workers

At the reception, Baker talked about Wireless Reach’s goal to create sustainable, advanced wireless programs that strengthen economic and social development across multiple sectors. She described the importance of strategic and effective collaborations such as the one Wireless Reach has with mPowering.

As a founding member of mPowering, Wireless Reach has contributed to mPowering’s goal of ending preventable maternal and child deaths by harnessing the power of mobile technologies. As ORB celebrated its first birthday, Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez, Assistant Administrator for Global Health and the Child & Maternal Survival Coordinator at the Bureau of Global Health at USAID, reminded us of the potential that frontline health workers have to save lives. Pablos-Mendez emphasized the critical importance of quality training, support and mentorship for health workers, and commended the mPowering partnership for its work in creating ORB as an accessible library for frontline health workers everywhere.

At the event, one of mPowering’s partners, Global Health Media Project shared a story about a new mother in Pakistan. A health worker showed the mother a video from ORB about danger signs in newborns. This enabled the mother to recognize similar signs in her own baby a few days later and bring her to a health worker in time for life-saving treatment.

We also heard from Instrat Global Health Solutions about how the maternal health training program created by mPowering and partners (Medical Aid Films and Digital Campus) for frontline health workers in Ondo State, Nigeria, has been enthusiastically received by the Ministry of Health, with plans to scale the program up to 540 health facilities over the coming year.

What’s next for ORB?

Over the last 12 months, ORB has grown. The platform now hosts more than 300 resources, some in multiple languages, covering critical maternal, newborn and child health topics. mPowering and its partners will continue to grow this library, as well as add content in new topic areas such as Zika, water and sanitation, and mental health and well-being.

Increasingly, mPowering is working with governments and international partners to use ORB and other mobile technologies to deliver a more holistic and scalable approach to frontline health worker training.

The collaboration with Wireless Reach affords mPowering the opportunity to demonstrate how mobile health technologies can, ultimately be a force for social good at scale. ORB is an incredibly effective channel for disseminating critical health knowledge at scale, and a powerful tool for achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

We see ORB as a vital innovation, not just for community health workers to reduce the number of maternal and child deaths, but also to improve people’s lives globally. Working with Wireless Reach, we believe we can extend ORB’s reach to support hundreds of thousands of frontline health workers across the world.

2. Aug. 2016