BEAVERTON, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Continua Health Alliance, the global non-profit, open industry alliance of more than 230 leading healthcare and technology organizations, today announced that it has elected Qualcomm’s Senior Director of Market Development, Clint McClellan, to President and Chair of Continua’s Board of Directors. McClellan has represented Qualcomm on the board since 2009. He begins his new role this week at Continua’s two-day personal connected health solutions symposium held January 17 and 18 in Brussels, Belgium.
Healthcare professionals, researchers, world-class companies, entrepreneurs, policy makers, health ministries and other stakeholders come together during this week’s Continua-hosted symposium for an in-depth look at a variety of personal connected health solutions and how the solutions will fit into Europe’s current and future model of healthcare.
“Our symposium kicks off the new year with a focus on how the design, adoption and use of personal connected health solutions will impact chronic condition management, living independently, and health and wellness,” said Chuck Parker, executive director, Continua Health Alliance. “We are excited to welcome Clint as board president as we continue our focus on creating and implementing solutions that lower healthcare costs and improve outcomes as well as look at new use cases in both the traditional and mobile health spaces. Qualcomm has tremendous expertise in the mobile personal connected health technology industry and Clint has been a vital part of the Continua board.”
“Qualcomm pioneered the wireless healthcare market eight years ago and continues to work with new partners in the medical field to create technologies that transform healthcare,” said Clint McClellan, senior director of Qualcomm’s Wireless Health group and Continua Health Alliance president and board chair. “We are excited to increase our board participation this year. Additionally, we are looking forward to the continued development of end-to-end, future-proof Continua systems that will feed into Health Level Seven International (HL7) systems to assist companies in the medical device, pharmaceutical and health service industries in creating connected health solutions and establishing new business models.”
Additional 2011 officers of Continua Health Alliance’s Board of Directors were also elected: Michael McGarry of Ascension Health as Secretary.
Continua’s Board of Directors works together to ensure that Continua achieves its mission to develop a global system of interoperable personal connected health solutions that foster independence and empower individuals and organizations to better manage health and wellness.
About Continua Health Alliance: Continua Health Alliance is a non-profit, open industry organization of healthcare and technology companies joining together in collaboration to improve the quality of personal healthcare. With more than 230 member companies around the world, Continua is dedicated to establishing a system of interoperable personal connected health solutions with the knowledge that extending those solutions into the home fosters independence, empowers individuals and provides the opportunity for truly personalized health and wellness management. For more information visit: www.continuaalliance.org.