Continua Health Alliance Southeast Asia Work Group Hosting Event To Highlight Market Opportunities And Advantages Of Personal Connected Health

Press Release | Continua Health Alliance (CHA) | October 8, 2013

Conference taking place October 23 in Singapore during HIMSS Digital Healthcare Week

BEAVERTON, OR, OCTOBER 8, 2013--Continua Health Alliancetoday announced its Southeast Asia Work Group is hosting a flagship event during HIMSS Digital Healthcare Week 2013, highlighting unique business development opportunities, policy initiatives and the advantages of personal connected health devices and solutions for the region. Continua also recently announced that Francis Puno, Head of Business Development, mHealth, Spice Global, was named chair of the Southeast Asia Work Group.  Continua is a non-profit multi-stakeholder  group and the leading organization convening global technology industry standards to develop end-to-end, plug-and-play connectivity for personal connected health. Continua's Southeast Asia Work Group will manage the organization's relations with institutions and government agencies throughout this important region.

Taking place on October 23, Continua Health Alliance:Market Development, Policy Incentives and Expanded Access to Healthcare, will address the advantages of end-to-end, plug-and-play connectivity for personal connected health devices and systems. Continua executives will also discuss the benefits of Continua membership; leaders from Singhealth Polyclinics and Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority will address the impact personal connected health can have for healthcare throughout the region and for the citizens of Southeast Asia.

What:      Continua Health Alliance: Market Development, Policy Incentives, and Expanded Access to Healthcare
When:     October 23, 2013; 10:00AM to 3:30PM
Where:    HIMSS Digital Healthcare Week 2013
                Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

To register to attend: For more information, or to register to attend the Continua event, visit the HIMSS Digital Healthcare Week website and use the code ' DHWCHAS' to receive complimentary registration to the Continua Health Alliance Forum

"Health ministries and government agencies throughout Southeast Asia are recognizing the benefits of building a standards-based framework to support a health IT infrastructure to securely and efficiently collect and manage personal health data," said Chuck Parker, Executive Director, Continua Health Alliance. "Continua is pleased to offer an important industry voice for personal connected health technologies with employers, payers, regulatory bodies, government agencies and care providers. Francis Puno is making  significant progress throughout the region, building relationships and advancing interoperability standards.”

A number of other emerging markets are showing great interest in adopting Continua's Design Guidelines for their personal connected health programs, including India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Taiwan. Denmark and England's National Health Services (NHS) were two of the first countries to include Continua standards in the development and implementation of their national government connected health initiatives. Continua's Design Guidelines are based on global industry standards for interoperability, to improve health management, clinical outcomes and quality of life.

About Continua Health Alliance
Continua Health Alliance (Continua), an international not-for-profit industry group, is the leading  organization convening global technology industry standards to develop end-to-end, plug-and-play connectivity for personal connected health. Continua is dedicated to the development of Design Guidelines and test tools to expedite the deployment of personal connected health devices and systems that will dramatically improve health management, clinical outcomes and quality of life. Personal connected health 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 standards-based guidelines and security for connected health technologies such as tablets, smartphones, gateways and remote monitoring devices through its Guideline releases. The Alliance’s 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 over 200 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: