Continua Health Alliance (Beaverton, Ore.) and
Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise International (IHE) have signed a memorandum of agreement to enable and promote the interoperability of healthcare devices, say the organizations.
s part of the deal, which is designed to enable both groups to expand their reach to new audiences, Continua and IHE will participate in joint educational and marketing efforts aimed at connecting medical and patient care devices with the healthcare system. The two organizations will showcase at the 2009 HIMSS conference, produce webinars, and develop educational materials on the value of interoperability.
ontinua is a collaborative industry organization dedicated to bringing together standards and technology to create new health and wellness solutions, while IHE is a global initiative designed to create the framework for transferring health information across multiple enterprises.