Qualcomm's subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, and Roche, a Swiss-based provider of point-of-care diagnostics, have entered into a strategic collaboration to improve remote monitoring and management of chronic disease patients.
Together, the companies aim to advance chronic care management using connected therapy to further improve therapy quality, increase convenience and drive patient engagement in managing their health. Qualcomm Life is a San Diego, Calif.-based provider of device connectivity and data management for the medical device industry.
Roche will utilize Qualcomm Life's 2net Platform to capture data from a patient's medical devices, beginning with anticoagulation meters, and transmit it to Roche's cloud-based back-end services. The 2net Platform is a secure wireless solution that provides a simple and efficient way to exchange relevant health information between chronic disease patients and their care team or clinic to enable reduced therapy complications and total cost of care.
As healthcare systems and providers are facing continual pressure to deliver an improved quality of care at a lower cost, patient satisfaction is becoming more important than ever. Connected chronic care management and remote management solutions can enhance patient care, enabling providers to asynchronously communicate with their patients in a high-tech, high-touch model minimizing risk of errors in result reporting. While many remote patient monitoring and management solutions today require patients to communicate results to their healthcare professionals in manual, time-consuming and non-digitized channels, Qualcomm Life and Roche are working together to deliver an improved process for sharing health information between healthcare providers and their patients.
"This collaboration marks a significant milestone for Roche as we launch a new generation of point-of-care solutions that enable healthcare professionals to better keep in touch remotely with patients, whenever and wherever they are," said Jeremy Moss, senior vice president, point-of-care at Roche Professional Diagnostics. "By combining Qualcomm Life's leadership in powering connected health solutions with our point-of-care expertise, we are taking an important step forward to realize our connected care strategy; ultimately enabling physicians to improve the overall quality of life for patients."