Industry Collaboration Will Utilize Digital Patient Identity and Consent to Advance Clinical Care

OpenMedReady framework will promote data provenance, security, privacy and consent in remote patient monitoring


Las Vegas, NV, May 3rd, 2018 – Technology and health leaders Arm, ForgeRock, Philips, and Qualcomm Life, along with innovative healthcare startups Sparsa and US TrustedCare, today announced a collaborative effort focused on enhancing data from medical devices to enable more trustworthy data sourcing and consented patient-information sharing. Under the banner “OpenMedReady,” the companies have created a framework designed to complement existing standards in remote clinical care by addressing five critical areas in remote patient monitoring: patient identity, device identity, data integrity, patient privacy, and consent.

As a part of the framework, OpenMedReady will utilize capabilities such as fingerprint biometrics, available in many smartphones, with connected medical sensors to add patient identity into data stream. The framework also includes device identity, which ensures that clinicians are aware of the actual device from which a reading was taken, helping to connect patient to device for data transparency and clarity. Making use of these capabilities brings traceability and auditability to remote patient data, and enables securely binding that data with dynamic patient consent. The framework is designed to be readily implementable by telecare service providers and medical device vendors for improved clinical decision making. More on this collaboration will be unveiled at the HLTH – The Future of Health Conference in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 6th, during the general session talk at 5:05pm on Advancing the State of Digital Health with Dr. James Mault, Sr. Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Qualcomm Life.

Most healthcare industry initiatives related to remote patient monitoring have focused on connectivity standards such as Bluetooth, EHR data standards (such as IEEE and HL7 FHIR) and health data exchange frameworks, such as the Continua Design Guidelines. OpenMedReady will complement these important building blocks by adding assurances to physicians about the authenticity and integrity of the measured data, with a goal to increase trust in remotely gathered patient data. Ultimately, trustworthy and secure remote patient data can help lower costs across the healthcare industry and lower hospital readmission rates.

“Historically, clinicians have been reluctant to use remote patient data for clinical decision making due in part to the concerns regarding identity management, consent and data integrity,” noted James Mault, MD, FACS, senior vice president and chief medical officer at Qualcomm Life, subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and a leader in powering intelligent, connected care. “OpenMedReady combines connected sensors with modern smartphone capabilities to provide doctors a cryptographic log of a patient’s identity, their device’s identity, and their consent, giving care teams the confidence they need to treat patients based on data acquired remotely.”

“At a time when research shows 87% of patients are unwilling to comprehensively divulge all medical information due to privacy and security issues, it’s critical to establish a proper trust relationship among patients, care providers, telecare devices, and digital services,” said Eve Maler, vice president of innovation and emerging technology, ForgeRock. “The two critical pieces in doing this are authenticated identity and consent management. The OpenMedReady framework promises a method for doing this in a way that lets valuable ecosystems grow.”

Ramkrishna Prakash, CEO of US TrustedCare, added that “OpenMedReady is an essential building block for enabling effective accountable care, and will serve as a valuable component for providers engaged in shared savings and risk contracts. We are excited to participate in the design of this framework to enable such an open solution for the healthcare and wellness industry.”

“Future remote patient analytics platforms will employ artificial intelligence (AI) for greater data accuracy, speed, and scale in managing outcomes of large patient populations,” said Karthik Ranjan, director of healthcare strategy at Arm. “OpenMedReady enhances remotely acquired data by increasing its’ provenance, bringing us closer to the reality of closed loop health systems. Automatically reacting to a patients condition and orchestrating the right response will help to avoid costly hospitalization and doctor visits while reducing billions of dollars from the healthcare system.”


About Arm:
Arm technology is at the heart of a computing and connectivity revolution that is transforming the way people live and businesses operate. Our advanced, energy-efficient processor designs are enabling the intelligence in more than 125 billion silicon chips and securely powering products from the sensor to the smartphone to the supercomputer. With more than 1,000 technology partners, including the world's largest consumer brands, we are driving Arm innovation into all areas compute is happening inside the chip, the network and the cloud.


About ForgeRock:
ForgeRock® is the Digital Identity Management company transforming the way organizations interact securely with customers, employees, devices, and things. Organizations adopt the ForgeRock Identity Platform™ as their digital identity system of record to monetize customer relationships, address stringent regulations for privacy and consent (GDPR, HIPAA, FCC privacy, etc.), and leverage the internet of things. ForgeRock serves hundreds of brands, including Morningstar, Vodafone, GEICO, TomTom, and Pearson, as well as governments such as Norway, New Zealand, and Belgium, among many others. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, ForgeRock has offices in Austin, London, Bristol, Grenoble, Munich, Paris, Oslo, Singapore, Sydney and Vancouver, Washington. ForgeRock is privately held, backed by leading global venture capital firms Accel Partners, Foundation Capital, Meritech Capital and KKR. For more information and free downloads, visit or follow ForgeRock on social media: Facebook ForgeRock |Twitter @ForgeRock |LinkedIn ForgeRock |


About Philips:
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips' health technology portfolio generated 2017 sales of EUR 17.8 billion and employs approximately 74,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at


About Qualcomm:
Qualcomm invents breakthrough technologies that transform how the world connects and communicates. When we connected the phone to the Internet, the mobile revolution was born. Today, our inventions are the foundation for life-changing products, experiences, and industries. As we lead the world to 5G, we envision this next big change in cellular technology spurring a new era of intelligent, connected devices and enabling new opportunities in connected cars, remote delivery of health care services, and the IoT — including smart cities, smart homes, and wearables. Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including, the QCT semiconductor business. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s websiteOnQ blogTwitter and Facebook pages.


About Sparsa:
Sparsa Inc is a Continuous Care Management platform, built with Security, Privacy, Patient Identity and data integrity at the core.


About US TrustedCare:
US TrustedCare, Inc., is a digital health & wellness company that enables healthcare providers to adapt and succeed in the new healthcare model associated with shared savings and shared risk. TrustedCare and its providers and insurance partners are actively engaged in developing an integrated care model that brings together healthcare and wellness is a seamless care-in-place approach. Through a unique personalized care services platform to develop and track personalized health and wellness plans and services, care providers can adapt and prosper from the shift in the healthcare industry from a procedure-based payment model to an outcome-based or capitated payment model. For more information please reach us at [email protected].


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