Enabling Improved Remote Monitoring for Chronic Patients in the South of France

25 May 2016, Written by Laurent Vandebrouck

Qualcomm Life’s 2net™ technology is selected by the URPS Médecins to power its PASCALINE program

I am excited to share that Qualcomm Incorporated, through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, Inc., announced today that it was awarded, together with its collaborators, the request for proposal by URPS Médecins supported by the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region’s Health Agency (ARS), for the national project “Territoires de soins numériques” (TSN) and its PASCALINE program focused on coordinated care delivery and digital innovation.

Qualcomm Life is collaborating with industry leaders on this project, including Gfi Informatique, one of the main IT service firms and systems integrators in France, and P2link, which provides a multimodal telemedicine platform. In the program, Qualcomm Life’s 2net technology will securely connect medical devices to P2link’s cloud-based platform, enabling health care professionals to more efficiently care for chronic patients remotely. Qualcomm Life made the announcement at the industry-leading annual HIT Congress, taking place in Paris at the Porte de Versailles May 24 – 26, 2016.

 

Running until March of 2017, The PASCALINE project includes equipping approximately one hundred chronic patients, or those patients who are at risk for chronic conditions, with a connected weight scale, blood pressure cuff and activity monitor to remotely monitor the patients and ultimately measure the impact on the care. Using Qualcomm Life’s 2net Platform, data from the connected medical devices will be collected, transmitted and aggregated in near real-time, and visualized in P2link’s web-based platform, enabling health professionals to more easily and remotely monitor and make informed interventions.

 

By remotely monitoring patients outside the framework of a consultation, the project aims to reduce the frequency of required face-to-face visits between care providers and their patients, and to reduce the instances where “white coat syndrome” may affect patient’s biometric readings. The platform will also enable improved communication and coordination between health professionals, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, biologists and physiotherapists. The Regional Union of Health Professionals of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region is also set to carry out a study aiming at measuring the impact of connected health on the practices of health professionals.

 

Additional Program Details

Gfi Informatique is the project management lead and will coordinate between URPS doctors from the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region and the industry collaborators responsible for implementing the technical solutions, and will manage the data stored at IDS, the authorized health data host.

 

Around twenty health professionals joined the PASCALINE program, whose challenge is to empower and educate patients to manage their own health and to enhance the information exchange between care professionals. The main differentiators of the solution that Qualcomm Life, P2link, and GFI are delivering include:

  • Convenient and timely operations and implementation;
  • Medical-grade, secure connected medical devices;
  • Effortless connected experience for the patients;
  • Qualcomm Life’s scalable, open ecosystem allows for future devices to be integrated as needed;

 

Qualcomm Life at the HIT Congress

We hope to see you at the HIT Congress this weak in Paris. Qualcomm Life and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Capsule, will be exhibiting at the HIT Congress with P2link in Stand C40. Qualcomm Life is also hosting an Industry Roundtable for conference attendees focused on the benefits of connected health across the care continuum on May 25 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm CET in Space 2000, Room F.

 

2netTM is a registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United-Stated and other countries. 2netTM is a solution by Qualcomm Life, Inc.

 

About the Author

Laurent Vandebrouck

Laurent Vandebrouck

Laurent is senior director of business development for Qualcomm Life in Europe, bringing to the role 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Laurent joined Qualcomm in 2003, taking a position as sales director for Qualcomm subsidiary Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions Europe. There he focused on the commercial development of EutelTRACS in Europe and North-Africa. He subsequently took a number of roles within Qualcomm and its subsidiaries, including managing director, GlobalTRACS Europe, and director EMEA, Carrier Strategy & New Business Development, Qualcomm Enterprise Services. He specialises in strategic business planning, commercial development and the assessment and pursuit of new business opportunities in the telecommunications sector. Prior to working with Qualcomm, Laurent held a variety of roles within the telecommunications industry. He holds a major in marketing from the Institut Européen des Affaires and a major in management from IEA-CERFIA. He is fluent in French and English with an understanding of Italian.

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