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Wireless Reach Pill Phone Research Study Results to be Announced

Qualcomm Wireless Reach, George Washington University and Partners to Unveil Results of Study of Technology and Hypertension as part of GW University mHealth series

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – On February 9, 2011, Qualcomm, George Washington University Medical Center, One Economy, VOCEL and Cricket will announce the results of The Wireless Reach Pill Phone study, conducted in Washington, DC to measure the efficacy of the Pill Phone application for enhancing adherence to improve blood pressure control and reducing costs for hypertensive patients.   

The Pill Phone is a mobile phone application that utilizes 3G wireless technology to improve medication compliance adherence and increase health literacy to empower people to achieve better health outcomes by managing their drug regimens better.   The study lasted seven months and included the participation of 50 patients on Medicaid based in Washington, DC, who were recruited from the internal medicine, renal/hypertension, and cardiology clinics of the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. 


Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University
805 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052

February 9, 2011
11:00AM ET – Program Start
12:10PM ET – Media Q&A with Qualcomm, George Washington University, Vocel, Cricket Wireless, One Economy and a patient
12:30PM ET – Demonstration booths showcasing partner mHealth activities

Dean Brenner, Vice President, Government Affairs, Qualcomm 

Kerry McDermott, Director, Healthcare, Federal Communications Commission

Dr. Richard Katz, George Washington University

Dr. Samir Patel, George Washington University

Wendy J. Nilsen, Ph.D., Health Scientist Administrator, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institute of Health

Kelley Dunne, CEO, One Economy Corporation

Mr.  Carl Washburn, CEO, VOCEL

Mr.  Zubin Kapur, General Manager, Cricket Communications

Please contact Elizabeth Dexheimer for more information.

NOTES: Interviews with Qualcomm spokesperson or partners please email or call 202-530-4772.