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Modernize Home Services interview with QMedic Cofounder Sombit Mishra on The Aging in Place Boom

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QMedic reviewed by SeniorLiving.org

Jeff Hoyt | Editor-in-Chief, SeniorLiving.org | January 19, 2021

Visit SeniorLiving.org to read the full review, compare medical alert systems, evaluate medical alert pricing, and learn more about assistive devices & care services.

Caring.com 2021 review: QMedic "outshines" Life Alert

The Best Medical Alert Systems of 2021 | Caring.com | Winter 2021

"...We compare one of the oldest companies in the market, Life Alert, with one of the newest, a 2010 startup called QMedic that quickly became a reputable, award-winning presence in the market. We discovered that despite Life Alert’s longevity and history as a founding industry leader, QMedic’s lower pricing and simplistic, value-rich technologies outshine Life Alert’s current offerings."

From the QMedic family, thank you so much to Caring.com for the thoughtful review!

Read the full review comparing the medical alert systems of QMedic vs. Life Alert.

PayingForSeniorCare.com - QMedic Medical Alert System Review

October 31, 2020
Excerpt: QMedic medical alert systems offer a number of advantages over other personal emergency response systems, especially for subscribers who have complex medical issues or who live alone.

QMedic Pros

  • 24/7 activity tracking can help identify emerging health issues.
  • The QMedic system flags unusual activity patterns and alerts caregivers to any major changes.
  • The online caregiver dashboard includes activity and sleep tracking, voice call logs and mobile phone alerts.
  • Subscribers can set up a list of emergency contacts, such as neighbors and family members, who will be contacted before 911 if the user activates their help button.
  • QMedic offers In-home and mobile systems.

Read the full review from Paying For Senior Care's website.

QMedic Awarded "Best Medical Alert System for Compliance and Activity Monitoring 2019" by Caring.com

Caring.com Best Medical Alert Systems - QMedic - Best Compliance Monitoring 2019November 30, 2018

"QMedic devices are more than just emergency call buttons. The devices actively monitor users’ activity levels, sleep patterns, and compliance (whether they’ve been wearing the device) to give caregivers, friends, and family a clear picture of their loved one’s wellness. The stats are updated on the Caregiver Dashboard so caregivers can watch for patterns in their loved one’s behavior and make sure they are actually wearing their device."
Read full review on Caring.com

QMedic Featured by WGN Radio's John Williams

October 2018

Veteran broadcaster John Williams has had firsthand experience with QMedic's medical alert systems and is sharing his thoughts on QMedic during live broadcasts of the John Williams Show on WGN Radio. You can listen via WGN Radio via their radio broadcast, podcasts, website stream or using your smart speaker.

QMedic featured in American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC): Enhancing Dementia Care through Digital Health

December 5, 2017
Authors: Shannen Kim, BA, Omid B. Toloui, MPH, MBA, Sachin Jain, MD, MBA, FACP, The American Journal of Accountable Care, December 2017, Volume 5, Issue 4

Excerpt: QMedic is a medical alert service worn as a simple wristband or pendant with an emergency button that alerts a 24/7 call center when pressed. A 2-way communication base station allows a nurse triage and care management team to communicate with the user and determine the appropriate course of action. QMedic also detects subtle deviances from the user’s baseline sleep and activity levels, at which point the call center is notified to determine whether an intervention is needed. QMedic is waterproof and has a battery life of 2 years. The simplicity and low maintenance of the device may have contributed to the finding that QMedic users are 3 times more likely to wear the device 24/7 than users of traditional medical alert services.18 GreatCall Lively Wearable is another medical alert service that can be connected via Bluetooth to the user’s smartphone.

The Senior List - QMedic: Updated Review

May 26, 2017

The Bottom Line: QMedic remains one of our top recommended systems for the ease of use, simplicity of high tech equipment and additional activity tracking not common with other medical alert products.

QMedic Named One of the "Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America" by Entrepreneur Magazine's 2016 Entrepreneur 360™ List

October 26, 2016

"We are honored to be recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top private companies in America," said QMedic CEO Sombit Mishra. "Our mission is to improve care delivery for low-income older adults in the home. The Affordable Care Act has given rise to unprecedented opportunities to support this mission—it is our responsibility as entrepreneurs to architect the solutions that drive access, affordability and simplicity for consumers"...

Modern Medical Alert Systems: Expert Interview with QMedic

August 4, 2016

Sombit Mishra is the Founder and CEO of QMedic, a modern medical alert service that helps members get the right services at the right time. We sat down with Sombit to learn about the capabilities of today’s medical alert systems—and also to see what’s in store for the future of this industry...

QMedic awarded $1.5 Million in new NIH funding

September 23, 2015

This new funding brings QMedic's total NIH funding to $4.5 Million. The team also added two healthcare veterans—Dr. Hari Sundram from Welltok and Gail Miller from Humana—to accelerate growth.

Tunstall Partners with QMedic to Introduce Innovative Activity Monitoring Platform

June 16, 2015

Tunstall Healthcare Group, the world leader in remote care and safety monitoring, has entered into a reseller agreement with QMedic, via its US subsidiary, Tunstall Americas. Under the terms of the agreement, Tunstall will distribute QMedic, an award winning and innovative home-based health and activity monitoring solution, through Tunstall’s nationwide network of local health care service providers.

MIT wearable computing startup QMedic selected as a TiE50 Top Startup

May 22, 2015

QMedic, a leader in power-efficient wearable computing and proactive medical alert services for high-risk patients, has been selected as a 2015 TiE50 Top Startup in the Internet of Things category... 

2015 Recommended Medical Alert Systems

January 7, 2015

Two years ago we published a very popular post that included a list of traditional (in-home) medical alert systems. In addition to the list, we provided reviews of those medical alert systems so readers could compare and contrast. Since that time, the medical alert arena has changed. Companies have come and gone, and thankfully we have new medical alert options like mobile devices, and even smartphone apps to consider.

StartUp Health Showcases Digital Health Companies during Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit

October 24, 2013

StartUp Health, a global platform accelerating health and wellness innovation, showcased a broad spectrum of digital health companies during the New Venture Healthcare Challenge, which kicked off the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit on October 14-16 in Cleveland, OH. […] QMedic Wins Future of Medicine Award.

National Cancer Institute funds pilot to test sensing, self-report tools

October 7, 2013

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded $2.2 million in contracts to Boston-based mHealth startup QMedic to "create next-generation passive sensing and self-report tools to enhance clinical interventions for at-risk patients," according to an announcement.

QMedic's Smart Medical Alert Device for Seniors (VIDEO)

October 3, 2013

According to the AARP, for the next 18 years, baby boomers in the U.S. will be reaching retirement age at a rate of about 8,000 a day and 90% of these people prefer to live at home in their later years. Since a large percentage of these seniors are not able to reach out for help when an emergency occurs at home, caregivers for senior citizens benefit from passive connectivity to proactively monitor their loved ones’ well being in the home 24 hours/day. QMedic, a Boston, MA company, is developing what it claims to be the first ever passive wearable sensing technology that detects and predicts emergency events in the home, and sends real-time feedback to caregivers when something unusual occurs. This medical alert system warns the caregiver if the user is not wearing the device, fails to get out of bed, or is out of home for extended periods of time.

QMedic wins $2.2M grant for cancer rehab pilot...

October 1, 2013

Personal emergency response system (PERS) maker QMedic has won $2.2 million from the National Cancer Institute “to create next-generation passive sensing and self-report tools to enhance clinical interventions for at-risk patients.” 

Quanttus and the Rise of Boston’s Personal Healthtech Cluster

August 29, 2013

QMedic: This home-health company, headed by CEO Sombit Mishra, sells a wristband (or pendant) sensor for elderly people that monitors activity level, sleep, and falls. It sends an alert to a caregiver or family member when it detects unusual behavior. In a recent blog post, Mishra wrote that companies are “still a long way from creating an engaged user base in the fitness/wellness world.”

Round-Up: Four Local Health Startups

July 27, 2013

Boston is the place to be for healthcare and startup innovations. Already a health food startup hub, competitions like MassChallenge (an annual startup competition) help bring more startup businesses to the city and many of them are focused on keeping Bostonians healthier and better connected to the medical care in the area. Here’s some of the new innovators:

Senior Care Tech Innovation Shines at TedMed 2013

May 5, 2013

From medical implications surrounding the “Silver Tsunami” to the ongoing question of how to deal with a projected 300 million Alzheimer’s patients, senior housing and care issues made waves at one of this year’s largest gatherings of health and medical thought leaders from around the globe: TEDMED.

TEDMED’s Hive Gathers 50 Top New Innovators

April 16, 2013

New to this year’s TEDMED conference is The Hive, a gathering of some of today’s best and brightest new entrepreneurs and innovators in health and medicine presented in association with the Start Up Health Network.

8 startups attendees will be buzzing about at TEDMED’s new “Hive”

April 9, 2013

A smart new component of TEDMED this year will put the multi-disciplinary attendees face-to face with the next wave of innovators. The Hive, hosted in conjunction with the StartUp Health Network, will run in tandem with the conference and feature 50 innovators – from government programs to accelerators and startups – who will put their creative thinking on display.

Announcing the Finalists of the 2012 AWS Start-Up Challenge

January 10, 2013
Big Data & High Performance Computing Category Finalists (selected from >2,500 companies):
  • Demyst Data (Hong Kong) – Real-time analysis of consumer and small business profiles to improve decision making.
  • Mortar Data (USA) – Open source framework and runtime environment for building big data pipelines on Elastic MapReduce.
  • QMedic (USA) – A wearable sensing platform that monitors physical activity, sleep, and falls for older adults.

QMedic 1 of 10 AARP Finalist Companies Announced

September 5, 2012

Today announced we the 10 start-up finalists for the AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch, taking place September 21, 2012 in New Orleans. The show features the most exciting start-up companies in the "50 and over" health technology and innovation sector. AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch takes place during the 2012 Life@50+ AARP National Event & Expo in New Orleans, which is attended by 20,000+ members and guests from across the U.S. and the globe.