WebMD and Qualcomm Life Launch Strategic mHealth Collaboration
Companies to offer a gateway to health and wellness management with the goal
of becoming a 'health hub' for consumers
NEW ORLEANS, March 4, 2013
NEW ORLEANS, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ: WBMD),
the leading source of health information and health management tools and
services, and Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) subsidiary, Qualcomm Life,
Inc., announced today a collaboration to provide consumers with seamlessly
connected personal wireless health data. Today's consumers are managing their
health across multiple screens and biometric devices with a limited ability to
integrate their data. The WebMD and Qualcomm Life collaboration will help sync
data collected and give consumers the opportunity to take charge of their
WebMD will utilize Qualcomm Life's 2net™ Platform, an FDA-listed, Class I
Medical Device Data System (MDDS) that enables end-to-end interoperability for
medical devices and apps, to aggregate wireless health device data into its
network of mobile apps and websites. The data will be securely stored in the
WebMD Health Cloud platform, which is designed to enable user-friendly and
automatic data collection. Combining WebMD insights, content and services with
health device data collected by Qualcomm Life's 2net Platform, new and
existing apps in the WebMD network will help users to understand and
effectively use wireless health data. This breakthrough technology
collaboration seeks to aggregate and package device data in new and creative
ways to provide rich applications across various disease categories and
lifestyle interests with the goal of becoming the go-to place to discover
experiences and buy devices.
As the leader in mobile health information^1 and services, WebMD is the
resource for an engaged and empowered audience. More than half (52 percent)
of consumers who take action to improve their well-being do so with
information and tools they find at WebMD.^2 Pairing these action-oriented
consumers with digital health devices and apps, enabled by Qualcomm Life, will
help to drive mass adoption of a more personalized, quantified-self
"We are very excited to be working with WebMD, the leading source of health
information for consumers and health care providers and an innovator in mobile
health, to create a connected, automated and seamless data collection
experience that eliminates the need for manual entry," said Rick Valencia,
vice president and general manager, Qualcomm Life. "Our award-winning 2net
Platform will allow WebMD users to select a variety of apps, devices and tools
they may need to better understand and manage their health or the health of
"WebMD shares Qualcomm Life's desire to make managing health and wellness easy
and accessible for consumers. We are currently the leader in health and
wellness information and tools for consumers and have the opportunity to help
consumers understand and take action based on personalized health data," said
Bill Pence, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer for WebMD.
"To reach this potential, WebMD must embrace first-in-class health channels to
enhance our multi-screen experiences, and that's what Qualcomm Life's 2net
Platform offers: an opportunity to bring together everything you need to
easily take charge of your family's health."
Qualcomm Life is focused on expanding its 2net Ecosystem, one of the largest
open ecosystems of medical device manufacturers, health services companies,
hospitals, app developers and more, to bring digital health services and
solutions to market faster and empower consumers to play a leading role in
managing their health and fitness.
Qualcomm Life will be showcasing the 2net Platform in the Qualcomm booth with
WebMD at booth #759 and a variety of other 2net Ecosystem participants,
including Entra Health Systems, Nonin, A&D Medical, BodyMedia, AliveCor,
Telcare, and more.
WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ: WBMD) is the leading provider of health
information services, serving consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals,
employers, and health plans through our public and private online portals,
mobile platforms and health-focused publications.
The WebMD Health Network includes WebMD Health, Medscape, MedicineNet,
emedicineHealth, RxList, theheart.org, Medscape Education and other owned
About Qualcomm Incorporated
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is the 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 is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United
States and other countries. 2net and Qualcomm Life are trademarks of Qualcomm
Incorporated. All Qualcomm Incorporated trademarks are used with permission.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
All statements contained in this press release, other than statements of
historical fact, are forward-looking statements, including those regarding:
WebMD's expectations concerning market opportunities and WebMD's ability to
capitalize on them; and the benefits expected from new products or services.
These statements speak only as of the date of this press release and are based
on WebMD's current plans and expectations, and they involve risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual future events or results to be different
than those described in or implied by such forward-looking statements. These
risks and uncertainties include those relating to: market acceptance of
WebMD's products and services; relationships with customers and strategic
partners; and changes in economic, political or regulatory conditions or other
trends affecting the healthcare, Internet and information technology
industries. Further information about these matters can be found in WebMD's
Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
^1 December 2012 comScore Mobile Metrix 2.0 Key Measures Report
^2 WebMD 2012 Healthy Nation Study
SOURCE WebMD Health Corp.
Contact: Emily Kilpatrick, Corporate Communications, +1-858-845-5959,
email@example.com; Jamie Eisinger, Qualcomm Life, +1-858-845-1033,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Warren Kneeshaw, Investor Relations,
+1-858-658-4813, email@example.com; Kate Hahn, WebMD Public Relations,
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