BeWell Mobile Forms Partnership With Wipro for Disease Management
SAN FRANCISCO--Dec 5, 2006 - BeWell Mobile today made two major announcements that solidify its position as the leading provider of patient engagement software delivered via cellphones:
-- A partnership with Wipro Technologies (NYSE:WIT) to offer cellphone based disease management services and
-- Recognition as a finalist in QUALCOMM's annual Wireless Reach(TM) global initiative which identifies outstanding developers of BREW(R) software applications.
"Coupled with the on-going success of our pilot projects," said Dr. Peter Boland, BeWell director of corporate development, "the deal with Wipro and the recognition by QUALCOMM position us to aggressively pursue the enormous opportunities available in the healthcare industry."
The BeWell/Wipro partnership will offer its services and platform to health plans, disease management organizations, Pharma, employers, Pharma benefit managers and healthcare providers.
"The Wipro/BeWell partnership," said Susheel Ladwa, Wipro Technologies practice leader for healthcare-North America, "will provide real-time communications abilities for disease management programs."
The QUALCOMM nomination was the most recent recognition for BeWell, a San Francisco-based company founded in 2004. In June 2006, BeWell was named winner of the prestigious ABBY, awarded annually to organizations that demonstrate dramatic improvements in the way healthcare is delivered.
In the Wireless Reach competition, QUALCOMM Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, selected 21 companies (from six countries) as finalists for the award which will be made in February 2007.
"Our applications are being recognized because, more than simply transmitting data between provider and patient, we have created a system that takes advantage of the increasing availability and usage of cellphones as the core communications device across nearly all population demographics," said Boland.
"QUALCOMM is proud to recognize the finalists for their dedication to creating BREW applications that will have a positive impact on people's lives," said Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chief executive officer of QUALCOMM.
In naming BeWell the ABBY winner, the Adaptive Business Leaders Organization also cited the company for its innovative use of cellphone technology in the management of chronic diseases and in the provision of patient outreach communication and medical research support.
BeWell is currently involved in pilot studies with San Mateo Medical Center and Clinics (asthma management) in the San Francisco Bay Area and with one of the largest HMOs in the country (diabetes management).
About BeWell Mobile
BeWell Mobile (www.bewellmobile.com) provides a technology platform that combines flexibility, immediacy, choice, real-time availability and cost-effectiveness to patients and those who treat them. By employing mobile phones, BeWell collects relevant and accurate data from patients where they are -- at home, work, school or on the go. As a result, healthcare providers can track an individual patient's progress and determine if personal intervention is required. At the same time, patients have access to information that helps them stay in touch with their goals and knowledgeable about their regimen.
QUALCOMM Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, QUALCOMM is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2006 FORTUNE 500(R) company traded on The NASDAQ Stock Market(R) under the ticker symbol QCOM.
About Wipro Technologies
Wipro Technologies is a division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT). Wipro provides comprehensive research and development services, IT solutions and other services, including information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development and maintenance to corporations globally.
QUALCOMM and BREW are registered trademarks of QUALCOMM Incorporated. Wireless Reach is a trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated. QUALCOMM is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated. CDMA2000 is a registered trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA USA).
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