Rick Valencia, is vice president of Qualcomm and the founder and general manager of Qualcomm Life, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. He is responsible for day-to-day operations as well as leading the company’s product development and technology strategy in the wireless health market. Rick is a true champion of healthcare innovation as evidenced by his efforts at Qualcomm Life and in the broader industry. In addition to running Qualcomm Life, Rick oversees all corporate initiatives that drive innovation in wireless health at Qualcomm, including the strategic partnership with Rock Health and the $100 million Qualcomm Life Fund. As an advisor to Telcare, Inc., an early-stage health care device manufacturer, Rick helped the company launch the first cellular enabled diabetes blood glucose meter. Rick is currently an active member of HIMSS and mHIMSS, both non-profit organizations, which are advancing the best use of information and technology for the betterment of healthcare. Previously, Rick founded and served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of ProfitLine, a business he built up from a one-man show into a $35 million enterprise, with 200 team members and 70 Fortune 1000 clients. ProfitLine made it to the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies for three consecutive years. Rick not only built a new business, but was also the driving force behind a lucrative new telecommunications industry. Following this experience, Rick brought his technology expertise and entrepreneurial spirit to HCL Expense Management Services Inc., a $50 million subsidiary of HCL Technologies, as Chief Executive Officer. In recognition of his proven ability to succeed in business, Rick was awarded the highly coveted Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. On a personal note, Rick is also a former Chairman and long-time board member of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of San Diego County and a Chairman of the local chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Rick currently serves as a mentor at the Founder Institute and on the Executive Committee of the San Diego MIT Enterprise Forum where he helps fellow entrepreneurs launch meaningful and enduring technology companies. Rick earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from California State University Northridge.
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October 30, 2014: Technology Speaks at the Connected Health Symposium
Oct 30, 2014: Engagement is King: Will Data Sharing Concerns Prevent Healthcare Progress?
Oct 29, 2014: UA Employees Honored for Their Work
Oct 29, 2014: Doctors are pushing Google Glass to its engineering limits
Oct 29, 2014: 5 Things We Discovered at Last Week’s Connected Health Symposium
Oct 28, 2014: Connected Health takes the stage at Partners symposium
EMR & EHR
Oct 28, 2014: Five new technologies from the 2014 Connected Health Symposium
Boomer Health Tech Watch
Oct. 29, 2014: Connected Health Takes the Stage at Partners Symposium
Oct 28, 2014: Population Health and Wearables out of a Sci-Fi Film
HealthIT and mHealth
Oct 27, 2014: Pharma-mHealth project looks to move 'beyond the pill'
Oct 24, 2014: Providers and vendors react to Karen DeSalvo's resignation
Oct 24, 2014: Connected Health companies highlight potential solutions, and what needs to be done to fill
Oct 24, 2014: Can doctors make consumers want better health?
Oct 24, 2014: Telehealth adopters could learn some lessons from VA on how to reach patients
Oct 24, 2014: Relaunched health IT company offers MDs chronic condition patient data between visits
Oct 24, 2014: What will it take to spur regular use of wearables? (Hint, better integration)
Oct 23, 2014: What’s holding telemedicine adoption back?
Oct 23, 2014: Viewing patient engagement through the lens of pathology
Oct 23, 2014: Connected Health Symposium focused on mHealth gear
Pathable - Learn. Network. Connect.
If you are attending the Symposium in October, please join our online community on Pathable! Set up your profile and network with Speakers and other attendees!
Damaged Care: The Musical Comedy About Health Care in America, written and performed by Greg LaGana, M.D., and Barry Levy, M.D., highlights issues of concern to healthcare workers, patients, and others.
Greg LaGana, Brad Ross, and Barry Levy, who will be performing Damaged Care: The Musical Comedy About Health Care in America at the Symposium
SENSOREE crafts wearable technology and interactive installations promoting 'extimacy' or externalized intimacy.
Photo by Gayle Laird
Hooked: A Workshop on Building Habit-Forming Products
In an age of ever-increasing distractions, quickly creating customer habits is an important characteristic of successful products.
Join Nir Eyal, author of "Hooked" and Symposium keynoter in this special workshop, Wednesday, October 22, 6-9pm.