Under the guidance of the Continua Health Alliance, an industry group promoting compatibility between medical devices and online health systems, IBM has developed a set of interface tools for Google Health. Using the new package, at-home medical devices, such as glucose meters and blood pressure monitors, will be able to stream live data directly into Google Health’s personal health record management system. This data can then be accessed in real time by medical professionals and family caretakers for immediate analysis.
From the press release:
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 wide variety of use cases, including chronic disease management, health and wellness, and elderly care, both in the United States as well as in countries and health-services enterprises around the world. Leverage the power of Services-Oriented Architectures, so that the partners can quickly build increasing volumes of flexible solutions for healthcare consumers and services providers based on modular components. Support the rapid growth of open standards through the power of the Continua Alliance, which is dedicated to enabling interoperable healthcare products and solutions. Support the development of solutions using the Google Health open platform.