Meridian Health's Vice President of Consumer Technology and Service Development Among Speakers at Qualcomm Life's Annual Connect 2015

Contact:Robert Cavanaugh, Manager of Public Affairs for Meridian

Meridian Health’s Vice President of Consumer Technology and Service Development Among Speakers at Qualcomm Life’s Annual Connect 2015

The Fourth Annual Connect Ecosystem Conference hosted by Qualcomm Life, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), took place in San Diego, CA August 31 – September 1.

Sandra Elliott, vice president of Consumer Technology and Service Development at Meridian Health, presented alongside Adam Pellegrini, vice president of eHealth, Walgreens; Eric Topol, M.D., director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute; and Mick Farrell, chief executive officer.

Meridian Health’s iMPak Health, which was represented at the Connect 2015 Ecosystem Conference by Elliott, offers low-cost and user friendly solutions to help patients go beyond just coping with chronic conditions and empowers them to proactively manage their health.

"We [Meridian Health] are considered a leader in developing innovative ways to better support our patients in managing their chronic conditions in-between episodes of care," says Elliot. "Our collaboration with Qualcomm Life, Inc. has allowed us to make it easy for patients to use technology in the home to manage chronic conditions and keep us informed of how well they are doing after they are discharged from the hospital, regardless of their experience with computers or smart phones."

iMPak Health works with Qualcomm Life, Inc. to bring seamless connectivity capabilities to its mobile medication management solution, Kraken. One of the first Bluetooth SmartT-enabled ergonomically designed medication management solutions, Kraken assists in organization and tracking complex, multi-pill daily regimens. The Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) device integrates with Qualcomm Life's 2net Hub and Platform to enable medication adherence data to be seamlessly transmitted from a patient's Kraken system to a health care professional or caregiver, improving health for aging patients while reducing the cost burden on the health care system.

The two-day event welcomed health care professionals across the care continuum to learn about case studies and success models, with insightful panel discussions and keynote presentations. The conference also addressed important topics surrounding patient-centered care and cost-effective management of at-risk populations.

To learn more about the Kraken medication management solution presented at the conference, visit

About Meridian Health
Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, and outpatient centers. Meridian Health has consistently been rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, is one of the FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For", and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence. For more information, please visit

About iMPak Health
Founded by Meridian Health, iMPak Health brings together the latest in wireless technology and the front-line know-how of today's health care environment to provide consumers and patients with effective and intuitive tools to better manage their health. iMPak Health's mission is to become a leader in developing, easy-to-use devices to screen, diagnose, and monitor health conditions through wireless technology For more information, please visit

About Qualcomm Incorporated
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a 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.