Continua Health Alliance

By Neil Versel January 15, 2014
Paraplegics walk with the help of robotic exoskeletons. Refugees from a natural disaster given remote care in a temporary health center. Patients with multiple chronic diseases are warned before they suffer a heart attack. Potentially deadly drug interactions prevented. These are just some of the ways in which digital health can save lives, attendees at the Digital Health Summit at International...
By Jonah Comstock December 4, 2013
WellDoc's technology has previously been integrated with a hospital's EHR during a pilot. Eight healthcare and technology industry groups have sent a letter to the Health IT Policy Committee (HITPC), in the Department of Health and Human Services, asking that Meaningful Use Stage 3 guidelines include a requirement that electronic health records make use of patient generated data from remote...
By Jonah Comstock May 8, 2013
At the American Telemedicine Association in Austin Texas, Nonin showed off its newest product, the Nonin 3230 Bluetooth Smart-enabled pulse oximeter. The product is still awaiting FDA 510(K) clearance, but the product is on track to be the first wireless pulse oximeter to use the low energy communication protocol, also known as Bluetooth 4 or Bluetooth LE. The device is worn on the fingertip with...
By Neil Versel January 24, 2013
Have you seen all the pushback of late against the direction of the "meaningful use" EHR incentive program and EHRs in general? The year started with the publication of a RAND Corp. study in Health Affairs cautioning that health IT had fallen far short of its potential so far. Notably, EHR design and implementation problems, a lack of interoperability and continued reluctance among providers to...
By Neil Versel March 13, 2012
An iPhone app from McLean, Va.-based vendor Vignet that controls wireless home health monitoring devices is the first Apple iOS product to meet Continua Health Alliance interoperability standards. It also is the first software product of any kind to incorporate Continua guidelines for interoperability of mobile applications over wide-area networks. Continua on Monday announced that the Vignet...
By Chris Gullo September 7, 2011
Only 50,000 to 70,000 patients in the United States are remotely monitored, Chuck Parker, executive director of the Continua Health Alliance, told the New York Times in a recent interview. Parker states that one reason adoption is still modest is a lack of financial incentives for some of the big players in health. Heart patients that can be monitored remotely at home are far less lucrative than...
By Neil Versel June 29, 2011
Click to watch the video of MobiHealthNews Contributing Editor Neil Versel interviewing Wendy Thomas Last week, we reported that the organizers of the Mobile Health Expo, one of many fledgling conferences focused on m-Health, was going to start up a not-for-profit trade organization called the Mobile Health Association. Depending on how you look at it, the new entity is either providing much-...
By Brian Dolan May 31, 2011
The first Continua certified phone More and more devices are hitting the market to help people live healthier lives. While the data collected by these devices is beginning to accumulate, most devices still can't communicate with each other or cross platforms to make the collection of data from numerous devices simple. That poses a problem for patients, doctors or any other caregiver who might...
By Brian Dolan January 26, 2011
Meaningfully useful: PatientKeeper gets certification from ONC: The PatientKeeper 7.0 CPOE “module” has met the ONC's requirements for hospital use to support the achievement of meaningful use for that objective, according to the company. PatientKeeper CEO Paul Brient gave MobiHealthNews readers a preview about this certification and explained what it would mean. Release Co-marketing deal:...
By Brian Dolan November 3, 2010
Reminder -- most mobile users live in developing markets: An estimated 64 percent of all mobile phone users live in the developing world. The mHealth Alliance, Frontline:SMS on mHealth activities in those countries. Wilson Center RFID improves hospital charge capture accuracy: Mobile Aspects RFID technology increases charge capture by 25 percent at Massachusetts General Hospital. Release Device...