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Personal Connected Health Alliance and AllSeen Alliance Forge IoT Healthcare Partnership

Organizations Collaborate to Enable Broad Range of IoT Products to Easily and Securely Connect

HIMMS16, LAS VEGAS, March 3, 2016--AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry collaboration to advance the Internet of Things through the AllJoyn® open source software, announced today a partnership with Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA), a membership association formed by Continua, mHealth Summit and HIMSS to transform healthcare through personalized, interoperable connected health solutions. PCHA publishes the Continua Design Guidelines, an open implementation framework for interoperability of personal connected health devices and solutions, that are based on common international standards defined by recognized standards development organizations.

The AllSeen Alliance and PCHA will collaborate to enable a broader range of IoT products to connect and communicate easily and securely in Personal Connected Health environments. Leading medical device, healthcare industry and health care services companies are contributing to the Continua Design Guidelines.

A wide range of companies including Philips, IBM, Qualcomm, and Panasonic are members of both alliances making this collaboration all the more impactful to the continued growth of Personal Connected Health and to the lives of real consumers. Together, AllSeen Alliance and PCHA represent more than 300 companies working to expand the Personal Connected Health marketplace and integrate it with the wider, interoperable IoT. Continua adds a layer of meaning on AllJoyn that delivers on the real potential of personal connected health.

“This collaboration creates inroads for AllJoyn in the Personal Connected Health space, while unleashing the value of the Continua reference code,” said Paul Coebergh van den Braak, senior director standardization at Philips, vice president of the Continua Council and AllSeen Alliance board member. “As the demand for personal connected health devices continues to grow, the work of both AllSeen and PCHA is critical for ensuring devices work together, regardless of who makes them or the software inside. This is an important step in the creation of the Internet of Healthy Things.”

A leading member in both organizations, Philips is participating in HIMSS 2016 (booth #3416, @PhilipsLiveFrom) in Las Vegas.

With code in production for several years, hundreds of millions of devices in market and an active certification program that ensures great experiences for users, AllJoyn is the most actively used framework for smart connected devices. By providing interoperability across brands, device types, and OSs, it is increasingly being deployed inside homes, factories, buildings and city infrastructure. The AllSeen Alliance also has strong partnerships with many organizations like EnOcean Alliance and ULE.

“We’re excited to team with PCHA to allow millions of devices and services to easily and securely interoperate, accelerating the digital transformation underway in healthcare today,” said Philip DesAutels, senior director, IoT, AllSeen Alliance. “The AllSeen Alliance continues to forge symbiotic partnerships with organizations committed to open, complementary technology, including industry-specific opportunities, to create broader growth for AllJoyn and our members.”

About the Personal Connected Health Alliance

The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA), a global, non-profit membership association, was formed by Continua, mHealth Summit and HIMSS to transform healthcare through personalized, interoperable connected health solutions, and to engage consumers with their health. PCHA focuses on three areas of activity: technical leadership (publishing the Continua Design Guidelines, an open implementation framework for interoperability of personal connected health devices and solutions); education (convening the mHealth Summit, the largest event exploring mobile, telehealth and connected health technologies and their global impact); and advocacy (creating favorable markets and regulatory climates for connected health around the world and advocating for standardization to enable the free exchange of healthcare data across systems). Visit www.PCHAlliance.org.

About the AllSeen Alliance

The AllSeen Alliance is a nonprofit open source consortium dedicated to driving the widespread adoption of products, systems and services that support the Internet of Things with an open, universal development framework that is supported by a vibrant ecosystem and thriving technical community. The Alliance manages and advances an industry-supported collaborative open source software connectivity and services framework based on AllJoyn technology accepting contributions from premier members, community members and the open source community. This secure and programmable software connectivity and services framework enables companies and individuals to create interoperable products that can discover, connect and interact directly with other nearby devices, systems and services regardless of transport layer, device type, platform, operating system or brand. For more information, please visit: http://www.allseenalliance.org. The AllSeen Alliance is an independently funded open source software project at The Linux Foundation.

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