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Outlook on Telehealth 2010

Continua Health Alliance Update

With the personal telehealth ecosystem growing rapidly over the past year and continuing to grow, the collective industries of Continua Health Alliance have worked to accelerate the telehealth movement by collaborating on standards and guidelines.  This enables an ecosystem where many diverse vendors can combine their products into new value propositions.  At CommNexus’ Health Communications SIG, attendees will received a 2010 update on telehealth from Continua Health Alliance (, an international alliance of 220+ technology, healthcare, and fitness companies dedicated to establishing an ecosystem of connected personal health and fitness products and services.

Mr. Cnossen, President, Continua Health Alliance, will inform attendees of the alliance's efforts in telehealth and how the organization works to make it possible for patients, caregivers, and health care providers to proactively address ongoing health care needs.  He will review the Use Cases, detail the standards that constitute the Version 1 & 2 Guidelines, and discuss upcoming industry opportunities and needs, with an emphasis on mobility

This is your opportunity to be up to date on the latest products and services that are available to improve the quality of life for people worldwide.


Rick Cnossen

President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Continua Health Alliance
Director, Personal Health Enabling, Intel Corporation Digital Health Group

Rick Cnossen is the president and chairman of the Board for the Continua Health Alliance.  Continua is a large, international, cross-industry consortium, focused on the establishment of an eco-system of interoperable, personal telehealth systems.  He is also a director of Personal Health Enabling for Intel’s Digital Health Group with a focus on medical device interoperability standards.  Additionally, he serves on the HITSP Board of Directors and is a participating member of the ISO/IEEE 11073 Personal Health Data WG, the HITSP Consumer Perspectives Technical Committee, the Health Level Seven (HL7) Structured Document Technical Committee, the USB Personal Health Device WG, and the Bluetooth Medical Device Profile WG.
Mr. Cnossen holds a MSCS degree from the University of Southern California (USC).  He worked at McDonnell Douglas (Boeing) for 15 years as a Software Engineering Manager on a variety of Aerospace and Defense projects and at Intel Corporation for 9 years as an Engineer Manager and Director.  During this time, he has been involved in many industry technology and standards development efforts including Advanced Telecommunications Architecture (ATCA) Manageability Specification, Tactical Defense data collection / analysis, Hierarchical Data Assimilation and Storage, and High Performance Computing.

 February 8, 2010

5:30PM Registration/ Networking
6:00PM Event Begins
7:30PM Event Ends

Pre-Registration: (Please pre-register by noon on 2/5/10)
$10.00 - CommNexus Sponsor
$20.00 - Non-Sponsor
FREE -  Mentor Sponsor

At the Door:
$20.00 - CommNexus Sponsor
$30.00 - Non-Sponsor
FREE -  Mentor Sponsor

Students, Military & Press: FREE


12544 High Bluff Drive
San Diego CA 92130

SIG Co-Chairs:
Clint McClellan, Senior Director of Market Development, Qualcomm
Don Jones, Vice President, Business Development Health and Life Sciences, Qualcomm
Paul Hedtke, Senior Director, Health & Life Sciences, Qualcomm
Peter Pardee, VP Engineering, Hughes Network Systems, LLC
Noel Gillespie, Partner, Procopio
Alean Kirnak, President, Software Partners LLC
Bill Donohue, SVP and CIO, 24 Hour Fitness
Paul Sonnier, Wireless Health
Rahul Chaturvedi, VP Engineering, Novatel
Ashok Kaul, Vice President, Healthcare Convergence, Wireless Life Sciences Alliance

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