Qualcomm and Scripps Partner to Advance Patient Monitoring

Telecommuncations giant Qualcomm is working with a Southern California health system to bring digital health advances to patients.

A $3.75-million grant from the Qualcomm Life Foundation will help Scripps Health study how a mobile software platform for patient monitoring developed by AirStrip Technologies (San Antonio) affects factors such as clinical decision making and the length of hospital stays. The San Diego-based nonprofit health system is also looking at using embedded nanosensors to predict heart attacks and cancer.

“What we are envisioning is a whole new series of apps. A heart attack app, a cancer app, and, in fact, a lot more,” Eric Topol chief academic officer told attendees at last week's Qualcomm Life Media Day last in San Diego.

Read more about the technologies they're working with and other details about Qualcomm Life Media Day event on MD+DI.