Qualcomm Joins COCIR

BRUSSELS – 22 December 2011 – Qualcomm Inc. is the latest member to join COCIR in 2011. Qualcomm’s membership will strengthen COCIR’s position of excellence and leadership in eHealth. As one of the key leaders in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies in healthcare and other sectors, Qualcomm brings to the COCIR family considerable expertise in the integration of wireless connectivity and medical devices through its Qualcomm Life subsidiary.

On announcing the company’s decision to join COCIR, Isabella de Michelis, Vice President for Public Policy Europe, Middle East and North Africa said “Qualcomm is proud to join COCIR. We strongly believe in the potential of mobile technologies to address social and economic challenges and enhance people’s lives.”

“Mobile networks are the largest global existing platform and mobility solutions are unique in empowering the billions of 3G mobile users to take control of their health regime by providing secure personalised connected platforms. Technology innovation connects patients with their doctors, their care givers and their family members and enables real-time monitoring and response. We look forward to working with COCIR to promote mHealth, by taking advantage of mobile networks and affordable devices that will allow for new partnerships to flourish between the ICT and the health ecosystems,” she added.

COCIR Secretary General Nicole Denjoy said “We are delighted to welcome Qualcomm to COCIR so they can contribute to our combined efforts with other highly innovative and recognised COCIR companies, known for their leadership in healthcare delivery in Europe. As we continue into 2012 with many challenges and opportunities, this combination of efforts and competences will be crucial to contribute to better quality, increased access and cost-efficient solutions.”

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