Continua Health Alliance, an industry organization of health care and technology companies, is teaming up with the NFC Forum to expand NFC connectivity technology in the health IT industry.
The agreement between the organizations will see the creation of personal connected health products and services that provide patients, caregivers and health care providers simpler and quicker access to the user’s health information through NFC connectivity.
The organizations are now exchanging technical information to facilitate the development of related Continua specifications for the personal health care devices. The partners say they will also collaborate to streamline supporting vendor development and certification activities to speed products to market.
According to the NFC Forum, the health care industry has been one of the earliest adopters of NFC technology and offers many opportunities for innovative NFC-based solutions.
“Continua’s Tap ‘n Go technology efforts are particularly complementary to the capabilities of NFC,” said the Forum in a release.
Chuck Parker, executive director of Continua, comments: “NFC technology has the potential to simplify the exchange of digital content for health care consumers and providers, permitting individuals and care-teams to obtain information more readily and accurately.”