IBM Teams with Google and Continua Health Alliance

Feb 10, 2009


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IBM, in collaboration with Google and the Continua Health Alliance, announced new software that will enable personal medical devices used for patient monitoring, screening, and routine evaluation to automatically stream data results into a patient’s Google Health Account or other personal health record (PHR). Once stored in a PHR, the data can also be shared with physicians and other members of the extended care network at a user’s discretion. Using IBM software to connect personal medical devices to Google Health and other health-record systems will allow patients to exchange vital health information with their doctors and other health services. IBM integrated the capabilities of Information Management, Business Intelligence, and the WebSphere Premises Server sensor event platform with Google Health. The new IBM solution will be able to: Support a variety of use cases, leverage the power of services-oriented architectures, and support the growth of open standards through the Continua Alliance. IBM developed the software based on guidelines from Continua Health Alliance.

(www.google.com/health, www.ibm.com)