COAI signs MoU with Continua Health Alliance

Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Continua Health Alliance (Continua), an international not-for-profit industry group focusing on global technology industry standards to develop end-to-end, plug-and-play connectivity for personal health devices and establishing industry standards-based guidelines for interoperability.

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.

The organization 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.

Spice Global, a diversified conglomerate with interests in mobility, finance, entertainment and healthcare has already joined Continua Health Alliance. In 2012, Continua announced it has been accepted as a Standardization Sector member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Continua is working with ITU to significantly contribute to the implementation of standards for personal connected health devices and wider adoption of personal health solutions.

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