Department of Defense signs on with Continua Health Alliance

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | June 5, 2012

The Department of Defense (DoD) has joined the Continua Health Alliance, which promotes connectivity of personal health devices and advocates for standards-based interoperability guidelines.

On Tuesday, Continua announced that DoD's Joint Program Committee-1, through the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), has joined the alliance, an international not-for-profit industry organization, which seeks to advance personal connected health by promoting end-to-end, plug-and-play connectivity.

“Continua is honored to welcome the U.S. Department of Defense to our membership," said Clint McClellan, senior director of strategic marketing at Qualcomm Life, who serves as Continua's board president and chairman. "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.