IBM, Google upgrades PHR technology

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IBM, in collaboration with Google and the Continua Health Alliance, has launched new software that will stream data results from medical devices used for patient monitoring, screening and routine evaluation into a patient's Google Health Account or other personal health record (PHR).

IBM said it integrated the capabilities of Information Management, Business Intelligence and the WebSphere Premises Server sensor event platform with Google Health. According to the firm, the new IBM solution will be able to:

  • Leverage the power of service-oriented architectures, so that partners can quickly buildĀ solutions for healthcare consumers and services providers based on modular components;
  • Support the growth of open standards through Continua Alliance; and
  • Support the development of solutions using the Google Health open platform.