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Remote health care devices empower at-home patient care.

Health care is more than just hospitals and doctors’ offices. Patients’ homes are often where recovery occurs, and maintaining connectivity is essential to that process. Qualcomm’s secure, in-home health care platform enables reliable, effortless capture and transmission of biometric data from connected medical devices and sensors, allowing health care providers to monitor patients through remote health services.

Innovating a new health care model, the reliable at-home platform.

Maximize economies of scale with connected home health care solutions. This growing market serves a multitude of patient populations, including the elderly and those with multiple chronic conditions (MCC). With remote health services provided by the 2net™ Platform from Qualcomm Life, health care providers, payers, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers can rapidly launch and scale hardware and software solutions that empower patients to be active participants in their own self-care.

Connectivity leadership

Scalable remote care requires reliable connectivity. Leveraging Qualcomm’s 30 years of mobile and connectivity expertise, Qualcomm Life is powering new chronic care and remote patient monitoring experiences that are both dependable and uncomplicated for patients, providers and caregivers.

Flexible, scalable integration

Provide health care solutions beyond the hospital with the flexibility of our 2net Platform. This scalable, cloud-based system enables end-to-end medical device data connectivity, transmission and integration with virtually any system, application or portal. The 2net Platform uses a wide array of radio technologies to connect to mobile computing devices. 

Secure medical-grade infrastructure

Protect patient data and privacy with the 2net Platform, which provides robust connectivity that are built according to FDA quality and HIPAA privacy standards. Our remote health monitoring system solutions also provide 11 layers of authentication, encryption and access control to mitigate the risk of exposure to malicious code.

Open, vendor-neutral design

At Qualcomm Life, we've deployed an open, device-agnostic platform to provide our enterprise customers with a comprehensive, medical-grade connectivity solution that connects to one of the world’s largest connected health ecosystems. This flexible technology integrates into virtually any clinical device, application or architecture platform, and can connect to a wide range of secure mobile gateways. 

Scalable connectivity solutions that follow the patient wherever they are.

Our 2net Platform powers the medical devices and remote health monitoring systems that support new care models, including transitional care, chronic care, connected therapy management and remote patient monitoring—all within in the fastest-growing health care segment, the patient’s home.1  


Integrate into a wide range of monitoring and diagnostic products—all part of the Qualcomm Life Ecosystem. 

  • Pill bottles or blister packs
  • Drug delivery devices 
  • Inhalers
  • Ventilators
  • Point-of-care tests
  • Blood Pressure Monitors 
  • Activity monitors
  • Blood glucose meters
  • Weight scales 
  • Pulse Oximeters 
  • Spirometers 
  • Respiratory Vests

1 Gershon, Robyn R.M., et al, “Home Health Care Patients and Safety Hazards in the Home: Preliminary Findings,” Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) website, http://www.ahrq.gov/downloads/pub/advances2/vol1/advances-gershon_88.pdf, accessed August 15, 2016.

Create reliable remote health services that are easy for patients to use.

Leading health care providers, payers, medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies rely on our 2net Platform to deliver secure, medical-grade connected health solutions. 

2net Platform

Secure health care connectivity starts with the 2net Platform, a scalable, cloud-based system that enables end-to-end medical device data connectivity, transmission and integration with virtually any system, application or portal.

2net Hub

The 2net Hub is a plug-and-play communications device that supports safe, effortless connectivity for remote medical devices. With the ability to integrate with both wide- and short-range radios, the 2net Hub offers flexible connectivity across a growing open ecosystem of medical devices and sensors.

2net Mobile

Turn smartphones into a medical-grade gateway with the 2net Mobile solution. Developers can embed our software module into remote health applications, providing at-home patients with a secure method for capturing and transmitting critical data. 

2net Design

Futureproof your product roadmap. Our 2net Design team has created a platform for designing the communications components of connected medical devices. Our specs support a range of devices—including disposable drug delivery devices and disposable diagnostic devices for condition-specific connected therapies—enabling leading medical device manufacturers and pharmaceuticals to deploy at scale.

Get started building in-home health care connectivity and integration products with Qualcomm Technologies.

Discover how Qualcomm Life is enabling the next-generation of connected at-home health care products. 

Qualcomm Life is a global leader in providing connected care solutions to the health care industry. Our scalable end-to-end portfolio offers a secure, flexible platform that enables our enterprise customers to focus on developing next-generation remote health monitoring solutions. 

The Latest

Press Releases

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

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA) and Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) 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.

Qualcomm Life’s 2net Platform will serve as the medical device connectivity solution for Philips HealthSuite, the company’s cloud-enabled health ecosystem of devices, apps and digital tools. By joining the Qualcomm Life 2net Ecosystem, Philips provides its HealthSuite users seamless access to a wide array of connected medical devices including medication dispensers, medical grade biosensors, ventilators, blood pressure monitors, point of care self-tests, and blood glucose meters. Philips will leverage the 2net Platform to connect both Philips and third party medical devices. Secure connectivity, data capture and transmission powered by the 2net Platform, 2net Hub and 2net Mobile, will enable HealthSuite users to customize and scale connected care programs, add additional medical devices and gain a fuller patient profile over longer periods of time, with the aim to support timely intervention, assist in diagnosis, personalize treatment plans and help contribute to the goal of improving patient outcomes. An example of an implementation of this connectivity collaboration will go live shortly with Philips’ Trilogy ventilator family and Care Orchestrator care management application to advance care for patients with COPD and other respiratory conditions.

As part of the collaboration, Qualcomm Life will leverage Philips HealthSuite as a global, secure, data management and storage solution for its medical-grade 2net Platform, allowing Qualcomm Life to tap into the value of health data through data normalization, aggregation and analytics. Qualcomm Life customers can now have direct access to build applications, integrate with electronic health record systems, store normalized data, run analytics, and manage authorization and consents in a compliant and secure environment. 

“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.”

Jeroen Tas and Rick Valencia will deliver keynote presentations at Qualcomm Life’s connected health ecosystem conference, Connect 2016, on August 31, in San Diego, CA. For more information please visit http://www.qualcommlife.com/connect/ and follow @PhilipsLiveFrom, @QualcommLife and the event hashtag, #qualcommconnect.

For more information on Philips HealthSuite, please visit: http://www.usa.philips.com/healthcare/innovation/about-health-suite.

For more information on Qualcomm Life 2net, please visit: http://www.qualcommlife.com/mobile-medical-solutions.

Press Releases

Qualcomm and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals collaborate to add new digital technology to RESPIMAT® inhaler

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, Inc., today announced a new collaboration to develop a connectivity solution for the RESPIMAT inhaler, the platform inhaler for the Boehringer Ingelheim family of respiratory therapies, to help improve COPD treatment outcomes. The collaboration will be announced at Qualcomm Life’s fifth annual Connect 2016 ecosystem conference, taking place on August 30 and August 31, 2016 in San Diego, California.

“For more than 40 years, Boehringer Ingelheim has had an unwavering commitment to the COPD community to provide new health solutions that can help improve patient outcomes and expand our understanding of COPD,” said Ruchin Kansal, Executive Director and Head, Business Innovation, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. “Boehringer Ingelheim is proud to join forces with Qualcomm Life, a global leader in wireless technologies, to bring the latest technology to our RESPIMAT inhaler with the goal of improving adherence to daily medicines that treat symptoms of COPD.”

“Qualcomm Life is committed to powering the Internet of Medical Things to ultimately enable intelligent care to be delivered wherever the patient may be,” said Rick Valencia, president, Qualcomm Life, Inc. “We are excited to be collaborating with an industry leader like Boehringer Ingelheim to deliver a more seamless digital health experience that can enable their COPD patients to better manage their disease.”

Through its 2net™[i] Design platform, Qualcomm Life is developing the prototype for a small, wireless, low-power, disposable module for the RESPIMAT inhaler. This fully-integrated inhaler, which is designed to seamlessly connect with Qualcomm Life’s 2net Platform, will be able to track puffs from the RESPIMAT inhaler, and the collected information can be shared with health care providers and people who have been prescribed one of Boehringer Ingelheim’s RESPIMAT medicines.

As with other chronic diseases, poor adherence to treatment plans is common among people with COPD and can result in increased rates of COPD symptoms, health care costs, hospitalizations and even death. The collaboration seeks to combine Boehringer Ingelheim’s global leadership in discovering and developing COPD medicines with Qualcomm Life’s expertise in developing reference designs for wireless, single-use and small integrated modules to create a solution to support adherence to daily treatment regimens.

The RESPIMAT is the platform inhaler for the Boehringer Ingelheim respiratory medications. For more information about the RESPIMAT inhaler and the medicines approved for use in the RESPIMAT, please visit www.us.respimat.com.  

Leveraging Qualcomm Life’s deep wireless expertise and technologies, 2net Design is a platform for designing the communications components of connected medical devices, including disposable drug delivery devices and disposable diagnostic devices for condition specific connected therapies.



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.