Qualcomm Life, has acquired Capsule Technologie, a provider of medical device integration and clinical data management solutions
The acquisition will combine Qualcomm Life ’s connected devices outside of the hospital with Capsule’s experience of systems in hospitals.
Capsule’s medical device integration and clinical data management platform enables data collection, EMR and health IT system integration and monitoring for connected devices inside the hospital.
Capsule’s smart networking delivers clinical data to various in-hospital decision support systems, alarm and notification systems and asset management tools, which help reduce latency and transcription errors.
Derek Aberle, president of Qualcomm Life, said: “Qualcomm is focused on strengthening its position in specific Internet of Everything verticals, like healthcare.
“The acquisition of Capsule expands the breadth of our healthcare platform, enabling us to provide connectivity solutions for the entire care continuum and create one of the world’s largest connected health ecosystems.
“This will be an important step in advancing the Internet of Medical Things.”
Gene Cattarina, CEO, Capsule, said: “As health care continues to move into the home and ambulatory settings and outside of traditional care areas such as the hospital, the convergence of medical device data from wherever the patient is located is critically important.
“Together, Qualcomm Life and Capsule will power this convergence by making data more accessible and interoperable among care teams to provide true continuity of care at the hospital, in the home and at all points in between.”