Agency / Source: QUALCOMM, Inc.

Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm Integrate Wearable Devices From Samsung and Garmin into Wellness Program - UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm Incorporated, through its subsidiary Qualcomm Life, have inegrated wearable devices from Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and Garmin International, Inc. into UnitedHealthcare Motion™ [NYSE: UNH] - UHC.com / Qualcomm.com
UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm Integrate Wearable Devices From Samsung and Garmin into Wellness Program

 

PRZOOM - /newswire/ - Minnetonka, MN, United States, 2017/11/17 - UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm Incorporated, through its subsidiary Qualcomm Life, have inegrated wearable devices from Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and Garmin International, Inc. into UnitedHealthcare Motion™ [NYSE: UNH] - UHC.com / Qualcomm.com. NASDAQ: QCOM

   
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Medical Services / Equipment Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

• More device options available for UnitedHealthcare Motion, a wellness program that offers people financial incentives of more than $1,000 per year for meeting daily walking goals;
• Samsung and Garmin® activity trackers and smart watches are the latest devices available through the ‘bring-your-own-device’ (BYOD) model, enabled by Qualcomm Life;
• UnitedHealthcare Motion participants have collectively walked 130 billion steps, earning more than $19 million in incentives since the program’s launch.

UnitedHealthcare Motion is a national wellness program that provides eligible plan participants access to activity trackers and enables them to earn more than $1,000 per year by meeting certain daily walking goals.

The Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro and the Gear Sport, as well as the Garmin vivosmart® 3, have been integrated and validated with Qualcomm Life’s 2net™ platform for medical-grade connectivity that features multiple safeguards to help keep data secure. UnitedHealthcare Motion participants who already own one of these devices may be able to use them with the program.

UnitedHealthcare Motion is available to employers with self-funded and fully insured health plans nationwide. The program enables employees to earn up to $4 per day in financial incentives based on achieving the F.I.T. goals:

• Frequency: complete 500 steps within seven minutes six times per day, at least an hour apart);
• Intensity: complete 3,000 steps within 30 minutes; and
• Tenacity: complete 10,000 total steps each day).

The integrated activity trackers, which are available to plan participants at no additional charge or through upgrade options that enable people to purchase leading activity trackers at preferred prices, have been customized to enable users to see on their wrists how they are tracking against the program’s three daily F.I.T. goals. Research shows people who consistently achieve F.I.T. goals tend to improve their health and reduce their medical expenses[1].

All the activity trackers are available to people via a dedicated website that offers device options, including previously available activity trackers from Fitbit and Striiv.

Since UnitedHealthcare Motion launched in 2016, participants have collectively walked more than 130 billion steps and earned more than $19 million in rewards. Among eligible employees, 66 percent registered their devices, with more than two-thirds of those staying active with the program for more than one year.

“The enhancements to UnitedHealthcare Motion enable the program to offer companies and their employees more digital health and wellness resources that are personalized, connected and intuitive,” said Sam Ho, M.D., chief medical officer of UnitedHealthcare. “We are expanding the portfolio of available devices to make UnitedHealthcare Motion more flexible, convenient and consumer friendly.”

Qualcomm Life, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm, leverages its global connected health ecosystem and connectivity expertise to provide secure data transfer from the devices, to the Motion app and to UnitedHealthcare. Qualcomm Life also enables the BYOD model to allow the integration of more activity trackers into the 2net Platform and UnitedHealthcare Motion, providing participants with more choice.

“This program highlights the value of combing UnitedHealthcare’s pro-consumer benefit designs combined with Qualcomm Life’s expertise in providing seamless connectivity across a growing ecosystem of wearable devices to help people pursue their health and wellness goals,” said James Mault, M.D., F.A.C.S., senior vice president and chief medical officer, Qualcomm Life. “Studies have shown walking can be an effective way to help improve well-being and reduce health care costs, and we are seeing how UnitedHealthcare Motion helps people take charge of their health.”

Employers are expected to incorporate more than 13 million wearable and fitness tracking devices into their wellness programs by 2018, according to technology consultancy Endeavors Partners. A related study published in Science & Medicine showed people tend to overestimate how much exercise they get each week by more than 50 minutes, and they underestimate sedentary time by more than two hours, underscoring the importance of a wellness program like UnitedHealthcare Motion.

“Our motivation for implementing this program was simple: help create a happier and heathier workforce,” said Thomas Williams, director of finance of Wayne Densch, a Florida-based distribution company that adopted the program in 2016 and has seen a significant reduction in health care costs. “We recognize that wearable devices can help reduce our company’s overall health care costs and engage employees in our wellness program, enabling them to track their daily activity levels and improve their health and well-being.”

About Qualcomm Incorporated
Qualcomm’s technologies powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people. We pioneered 3G and 4G and now, we are leading the way to 5G and a new era of intelligent, connected devices. Our products are revolutionizing industries including automotive, computing, IoT and healthcare, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other in ways never before imagined. Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (qualcomm.com), operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including our semiconductor business, QCT, and our mobile, automotive, computing, IoT and healthcare businesses.

About UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare (uhc.com) is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group, a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

[1] Savvy Sherpa. Dishman, R. et al. 2013. Physical Activity Epidemiology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
2net is a product of Qualcomm Life, Inc. 2net is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries.

Contact: John Sinnott - Investor Relations
P: +1 858-658-4813 - E: ir[.]qualcomm.com.

 
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Medical Services / Equipment Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

Agency / Source: QUALCOMM, Inc.

 
 

Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)

 

Traffic Booster: [/] Quick PRZOOM - Press & Newswire Visibility Checker

 

Distribution / Indexing: [+]  / [Company listed above is a registered member of our network. Content made possible by PRZOOM / PRTODAY indexing services]

 
 
# # #
 
 
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Medical Services / Equipment articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!


UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm Integrate Wearable Devices From Samsung and Garmin into Wellness Program

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name PRZOOM - Press & Newswire and LINK as the source.
 
  For more information, please visit:
Is this your article? Activate ALL web links by Upgrading to Press Release PREMIUM Plan Now!
Qualcomm Incorporated | UnitedHealthcare Motion
Contact: Pete Lancia - Qualcomm.com 
858-845-5959 corpcomm[.]qualcomm.com
 
PRZOOM / PRTODAY - Newswire Today disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any QUALCOMM, Inc. securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Medical Services / Equipment via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!


Read Latest Press Releases From QUALCOMM, Inc. / Company Profile


Read Medical Services / Equipment Most Recent Related Press Releases:

RapidAI Receives 2020 Global Company of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan for its AI-Powered Stroke Imaging and Diagnosis Technologies
Withings Partners with Redox to Make Remote Patient Monitoring Seamless for Physicians and Hospitals
GHz-Class NMR Opens New Scientific Research Window for Discoveries and Novel Insights in Functional Structural Biology and Disease Biology
Bruker and Evosep Announce Major Progress in Unbiased, Quantitative True Single-cell Proteomics
Bruker Introduces MBT Sepsityper® Kit US IVD for Rapid and Affordable Identification of Over 400 Microorganisms from Positive Blood Cultures
Honeywell Expands Life Sciences and Software Capabilities through Acquisition of Sparta Systems
Hoppen Commended by Frost & Sullivan for Improving Patient Experience with its Best-in-Class Infotainment Solutions for Smart Hospitals
Syntellix Lauded by Frost & Sullivan for Breakthrough Technology in the Orthopedic & Trauma Market with its Bioresorbable Orthopedic Implant, MAGNEZIX
Aspect Imaging Lauded by Frost & Sullivan for its Revolutionary Embrace® Neonatal MRI System
Medical Devices to Revolutionize with the Integration of Cloud, IoT and AI for Improved Patient Outcomes

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns


LIFETIME SOCIAL MEDIA WALL
 
NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business
.



PREMIUM Members


Visit  BizJobs.com

Visit  La Bella Bakery Artisan Bakery Arizona

Visit Calmerry







 
  ©2021 PRZOOM - Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About PRZOOM | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneur newswire distribution prtoday.com freenewswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today