Continua Health Alliance Adds U.S. Department of Defense to Growing Roster of Industry, Provider and Government Members

Press Release | Continua Health Alliance | June 5, 2012

Continua Health Alliance, the international industry organization dedicated to advancing personal connected health by promoting end-to-end, plug-and-play connectivity of personal health devices and establishing standards-based guidelines for interoperability, today announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Joint Program Committee-1, through the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), has joined the Continua Health Alliance. The United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) issued contract W81XWH-12-P-0267 for a five year membership.

“Continua is honored to welcome the U.S. Department of Defense to our membership. As a longstanding leader in the development and implementation of connected health strategies, we look forward to working with the Joint Program Committee-1 and TATRC to advance the use of technology to support health and wellness for our Armed Forces and the general public,” said Clint McClellan, Continua Board President and Chairman, and Senior Director of Strategic Marketing, Qualcomm Life. “Continua values our partnerships with industry, healthcare provider organizations and government agencies around the globe. Together, we are working to create an ecosystem of interoperable health technologies to support the convenient and secure collection and sharing of personal health data.”

Joint Program Committee-1 (JPC-1) and TATRC have played a prominent role in developing advanced technologies in areas such as health informatics, medical imaging, mobile computing and remote monitoring. “JPC-1 and TATRC look forward to participating in Continua and assuming an active role in the organization’s Working Groups to help advance interoperability and the adoption of personal connected health solutions,” added Robert E. Connors, FACHE, PMP, Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, and Executive Health Manager at TATRC under the Interpersonnel Government Act.

About Continua Health Alliance
Continua Health Alliance is an international not-for-profit industry organization enabling end-to-end, plug-and-play connectivity of personal health devices and services. These services will empower information-driven health self-management and facilitate the incorporation of health and wellness into the day-to-day lives of consumers. Continua is a pioneer in establishing industry standards and security for connected health technologies such as smartphones, gateways and remote monitoring devices. Its activities include a certification and brand support program, events and collaborations to support technology and clinical innovation, and outreach to employers, payers, governments and care providers. With nearly 250 member companies reaching across the globe, Continua is comprised of technology, medical device and health care industry leaders and service providers dedicated to making personal connected health a reality. For more information visit:
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