AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry collaboration to advance the healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) through the AllJoyn® open source software is partnering with Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA), a membership association formed by Continua, mHealth Summit and HIMSS to transform healthcare through personalized, interoperable connected health solutions.
PCHA publishes the Continua Design Guidelines, an open implementation framework for interoperability of personal connected health devices and solutions, that are based on common international standards defined by recognized standards development organizations.
The AllSeen Alliance and PCHA will collaborate to enable a broader range of IoT products to connect and communicate easily and securely in Personal Connected Health environments. Leading medical device, healthcare industry and health care services companies are contributing to the Continua Design Guidelines.
A wide range of companies including Philips, IBM, Qualcomm, and Panasonic are members of both alliances making this collaboration all the more impactful to the continued growth of Personal Connected Health and to the lives of real consumers. Together, AllSeen Alliance and PCHA represent more than 300 companies working to expand the Personal Connected Health marketplace and integrate it with the wider, interoperable IoT. Continua adds a layer of meaning on AllJoyn that delivers on the real potential of personal connected health.
“This collaboration creates inroads for AllJoyn in the Personal Connected Health space, while unleashing the value of the Continua reference code,” said Paul Coebergh van den Braak, senior director standardization at Philips, vice president of the Continua Council and AllSeen Alliance board member. “As the demand for personal connected health devices continues to grow, the work of both AllSeen and PCHA is critical for ensuring devices work together, regardless of who makes them or the software inside. This is an important step in the creation of the Internet of Healthy Things.”