AMC Health and Qualcomm Collaborate to Enhance Connectivity and Virtual Care Coordination for Chronic Care Patients

Mar 25, 2015, 07:30 ET from Qualcomm Incorporated

SAN DIEGO, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 readmissions1 by 20%, reduce costs of care for patients with heart failure2 by 11%, improve HbA1c levels for patients with diabetes3 by 1.8 points, and improve blood pressure levels for patients with hypertension4 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 Association5.

"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 States6 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.

Qualcomm and 2net are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. 2net is a product of Qualcomm Life, Inc.  All Qualcomm Incorporated trademarks are used with permission.

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2 Maeng D, Starr A, Tomcavage J, Sciandra J, Salek D, Griffith D. Can Telemonitoring Reduce Hospitalization and Cost of Care? A Health Plan's Experience in Managing Patients with Heart Failure. Population Health Management. DOI: 10.1089/pop.2013.0107, December 2014.
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4 Margolis K, Bergdall A, Asche S; Sperl-Hillen J, Maciosek M, Schneider N, Kerby T, Pritchard R, Sekenski J, O'Connor P. Outcomes at Six Months of a Randomized Trial of Home Blood Pressure Telemonitoring with Pharmacist Case Management Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. Vol 310 No.1; July 2013.
5 http://www.amchealth.com/news/the-american-hospital-association-exclusively-endorses-amc-health-remote-patient-monitoring-and-engagement-solutions/ 
6 Gershon RRM, Pogorzelska M, Qureshi KA*, Stone PW, Canton AN*, Samar SM*, Westra LJ*, Damsky MR, Sherman M. Home health care patients and safety hazards in the home: preliminary findings. In: Henriksen K, Battles JB, Keyes MA, Grady ML, eds. Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches. Vol. 1. Assessment. Rockville, MD: Agency for Health Care Research and Quality; 2008. AHRQ Publication No. 08-0034-1. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patient-safety-resources/resources/advances-in-patient-safety-2/vol1/Advances-Gershon_88.pdf

Qualcomm Contacts:
Emily Kilpatrick, Corporate Communications
Phone: 1-858-845-5959
Email: corpcomm@qualcomm.com

Jamie Eisinger, Qualcomm Life, Inc.
Phone: 1-858-845-1033
Email: jeisinge@qti.qualcomm.com

Warren Kneeshaw, Investor Relations
Phone: 1-858-658-4813
Email: ir@qualcomm.com

AMC Health Contacts:
Jan Shulman, Amendola Communications
Phone: 480-664-8412 ext. 12
Email: jshulman@acmarketingpr.com

Tanya L. Travers, AMC Health
Phone: 212-537-0890
Email: ttravers@amchealth.com

 

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