Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Continua Health Alliance

The other day, I was at the Mobile Health Expo in NYC and it was a pleasure to meet Chuck Parker, the Executive Director of Continua Health Alliance.

Continua Health Alliance is a non-profit, open industry organization of healthcare and technology companies joining together in collaboration to improve the quality of personal healthcare. With more than 230 member companies around the world, Continua is dedicated to establishing a system of interoperable personal connected health solutions with the knowledge that extending those solutions into the home fosters independence, empowers individuals and provides the opportunity for truly personalized health and wellness management.

To establish a system of interoperable personal telehealth solutions that fosters independence and empowers people and organizations to better manage health and wellness.

  • Developing design guidelines that will enable vendors to build interoperable sensors, home networks, telehealth platforms, and health and wellness services.
  • Establishing a product certification program with a consumer-recognizable logo signifying the promise of interoperability across certified products.
  • Collaborating with government regulatory agencies to provide methods for safe and effective management of diverse vendor solutions.
  • Working with leaders in the health care industries to develop new ways to address the costs of providing personal telehealth systems.
You can learn more about the Continua Health Alliance here.

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