Qualcomm Life's HealthyCircles app joins AT&T, Apple and others in healthcare market

Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) subsidiary Qualcomm Life is launching an enterprise private-label app called HealthyCircles that is intended to help its enterprise customers manage and personalize their patients' healthcare. 

Qualcomm is just the latest entrant into the personalized mobile healthcare area. Its service offers some of the same benefits offered by AT&T Mobility's (NYSE: T) ForHealth service and Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) HealthKit service, which the iPhone vendor launched last year in conjunction with its iOS 8 operating system.

Qualcomm's HealthyCircles will operate on iOS and Android operating systems and is an extension of Qualcomm Life's web-based HealtyCircles Care Coordination platform. Qualcomm said the solution will give its clients the abiity of offer their patients access to health information such as medication management, appointment reminders, interactive health programs and biometric data monitoring.

HealthyCircles will use Qualcomm Life's 2net Mobile core, which is an FDA-listed Class I MDDS secure gateway. The gateway can capture biometric data from a wide array of medical devices, allowing patients to visualize their own biometric data in color-coded trackers.

Meanwhile, AT&T's ForHealth platform, which it debuted at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, will also aggregate data from different apps and devices and provide users with actionable items to improve their health. The platform is designed for all major smartphone platforms, wearable products and fitness apps.

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Update: This article was updated to clarify that Qualcomm's HealthyCircles app is a B2B private-label solution and not a consumer application. 

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