mHealth – Paul Jacobs CEO of Qualcomm… A slight diversion in the Series

In rather fortuitous timing as I have been working on this series on mHealth, Paul Jacobs,the CEO of Qualcomm discussed the future of digital health with CNBC.  You can read the full interview here.  Qualcomm the world leader in next generation mobile technologies and their subsidiary QualcommLife are doing some really innovative things in the world of mobile, wireless and health. 

I’ve decided to post some choice tidbits from Paul’s interview…

Between sensors that monitor activity in a home and sensors that monitor an individual’s vital signs, we can now remotely track things like overall health, medication compliance and physical activity. Having that technology and capability is changing the way we view aging. And it’s enabling the elderly to stay in their homes and live independently longer.

QualcommLifes 2Net platform is putting together the world’s largest ecosystem of medical devices and services. The ability to leverage all of this information for an individual, a provider or other health care service company is enormous. Again from Paul Jacobs…

Soon, we’ll be able to combine different types of data like never before. The phone will become a focal point for wirelessly connecting medical devices, diagnostics and sensors, providing near real-time information while improving care.

I for one am certainly excited by the possibilities this technology has to improve health care from both a cost and quality perspective,  as you can tell from my previous posts on this topic. 

Coming up soon will be my mHealth Wish List. Stay Tuned.

About Fred Goldstein

President and Founder of Accountable Health, LLC. My background includes over 25 years of health care experience in hospital administration, health plan management, disease management and population health.
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