Continua Health Alliance Announces the First End-to-End Connected Health Solution Based on Continua Standards.

Continua Health Alliance today announced the first end-to-end connected health solution based on the Continua architecture. Continua, the non-profit, open industry alliance of more than 220 leading healthcare and technology organizations, heralded the development as a significant milestone in the group’s mission to establish an ecosystem of interoperable personal connected health solutions. The new end-to-end connected health solution will be showcased at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 7-10 at Booth #2817 in the CES Digital Health Zone.

“One of Continua’s key goals has been to enable end-to-end interoperability for connected heath solutions. By providing a framework of standards-based interfaces, Continua is spurring innovation while removing barriers to global implementation and adoption,” said Rick Cnossen, President and Chairman of the Board for Continua Health Alliance. Chuck Parker, Continua’s Executive Director, added, “Continua is having a significant impact on the future roll-out of these systems by expanding the ability of Continua members to deliver compelling products to consumers and healthcare providers.”

Continua member companies IBM, Nonin Medical, and Vignet Inc. will demonstrate the end-to-end solution at CES in Booth #2817, and illustrate how data from consumer health devices can be transmitted to a variety of destinations, including hospitals, medical offices and patient information systems.

The publication of the Continua Health Alliance Version One Design Guidelines last year paved the way for Continua members to develop compliant connected health products and services. The Continua interoperability guidelines specify how to use existing standards to build interoperable personal healthcare solutions. The group’s next design guidelines, expected in the first half of 2010, will include two wireless technology standards for low power radios and will enable new devices, additional use cases and extend the capabilities of devices in the Continua Health Alliance ecosystem.

About Continua

Continua Health Alliance is a non-profit, open industry coalition of the finest health care and technology companies joining together in collaboration to improve the quality of personal health care. With more than 220 member companies around the world, Continua is dedicated to establishing a system of interoperable personal 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.

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