Ingram Micro Europe, a division of Ingram Micro Inc., has announced an extension of its collaboration with Qualcomm Life, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, to serve customers in the European mobile health market.
Ingram Micro is providing advanced logistics support for Qualcomm Life's 2net Hub, a compact "plug-and-play" gateway that gives medical device users and their physicians simple wireless access to biometric data. By delivering device aggregation and activation services that pair various wireless medical devices with a single 2net Hub, Ingram Micro is simplifying the deployment and use of mobile health technologies.
Additionally, Ingram Micro will be providing distribution and activation services for a select number of wireless medical device manufacturers already in the 2net Ecosystem. The initial set of mobile health devices that will be aggregated with the 2net Hub include: blood pressure monitors, weight scales, heart monitors, blood glucose meters, pulse oximeters, thermometers, spirometers and activity meters. Qualcomm Life's 2net Hub is available from Ingram Micro as a 'stand-alone' product or as a bundled wireless solution that can be activated and then drop-shipped to customers all over Europe without any need for local configuration and support.
"The mobile health market is expected to grow dramatically in Europe over the coming years, and Ingram Micro is excited about the role it can play with Qualcomm Life in offering compelling solutions to healthcare providers," says Alain Maquet, Ingram Micro senior executive vice president and president, Europe. "The combination of an ageing population, an increase in chronic conditions, and a decrease in funding, highlights the need for new and innovative ways of providing healthcare. We believe that remote patient management will be an important part of healthcare now and in the future."
"The growth of our strategic collaboration with Ingram Micro into Europe will allow us to provide scalable solutions powered by 2net to a greater number of health care systems around the world," says Rick Valencia, vice president and general manager of Qualcomm Life. "With the increased presence of chronic illness in Europe, Ingram Micro's global expertise in logistics will enable us to deploy and optimise remote patient monitoring at a rate advantageous to our customers and most importantly, patients in Europe."