Continua signs agreement with COAI

Continua Health Alliance (Continua) today announced a strategic affiliation with the COAI to develop end-to-end, plug-and-play connectivity for personal connected health.

“We are pleased to partner with COAI, sharing the strategic vision of engaging mobile operators in India,” said Clint McClellan, board president and chairman, Continua.

“In India, the need for mobile connected health solutions is increasing rapidly, and we look forward to working with COAI to create additional opportunities for our members and further expansion,” added McClellan.

“COAI is very pleased to work with Continua, an innovative and valuable organization providing a forum for the telecom industry and associated markets to identify emerging opportunities in personal connected health,” said Rajan S Mathews, director general, COAI.

“As we know, the National Telecom Policy 2012 envisages m-health amongst its priority objectives for further socio-economic development in India. We look forward to our association with Continua towards helping achieve the said objective with their insights and expertise in the domain. We are hopeful of making important inroads in India, via Continua’s India Working Group,” added Mathews.

“Healthcare will finally converge to mobile phones in the next few years, and working with COAI, we hope to achieve the goal of mobile health (mHealth) for all by 2016,” added Rajendra Pratap Gupta, chair, India Working Group.

“This is a great milestone for Continua and we are truly excited at the synergies in improving the state of healthcare delivery through mHealth working with COAI,” added Gupta.


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