Green Hills Software Joins Continua Health Alliance to Drive Safety, Security, and Medical Device Interoperability
Green Hills Uniquely Positioned to Enable the Creation and Deployment of High Assurance Medical Devices
CHICAGO, IL — June 7, 2011 — Embedded Systems Conference, Booth 1115 — Green Hills Software, the largest independent vendor of safety- and security-certified embedded software solutions announced today that it has joined Continua Health Alliance, a non-profit, open industry coalition of more than 240 healthcare and technology companies collaborating to improve the quality of personal healthcare through the creation of a system of interoperable personal connected health solutions. As a Contributing Member, Green Hills Software's wealth of experience and knowledge in developing high assurance solutions for safety- and security-critical medical applications will help the Alliance achieve its vision of establishing an ecosystem of interoperable personal connected health systems that empower individuals and organizations to better manage their health and wellness.
"Green Hills Software has decades of honed expertise developing certified, safe, secure, and reliable technologies for critical applications in a wide range of markets such as medical, aerospace, defense, networking, industrial, and transportation applications. With this experience, Green Hills is uniquely positioned to help Continua and the medical industry as a whole and advance the quality of healthcare by enabling the creation of safe, effective, interoperable medical devices and systems," said Jim McElroy, Director of Industry Business Development at Green Hills Software.
Green Hills Software plans to work with its coalition partners to develop and define Continua technical guidelines for future connected health applications. In addition, Green Hills Software intends to participate in Continua's Test and Certification Program to qualify its products and services under the Alliance. From a technology perspective, Green Hills Software will both leverage and expand the Green Hills Platform for Medical Devices, comprised of its MULTI® integrated development environment, INTEGRITY® and μ-velOSity™ real-time operating system technology, and associated middleware and services, to ensure Continua certified medical device interoperability..
Green Hills Software’s expertise in delivering high assurance software platforms and tools will bring safety and security thought leadership to Continua in order to improve the function and interoperability of medical devices. Green Hills Software’s technology and experience enables medical device manufacturers to create innovative, yet safe and effective systems that will address the Alliance’s goals of lengthening independent living, improving wellness, and managing chronic conditions.
About Green Hills Software
Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software is the largest independent vendor of embedded development solutions. In 2008, the Green Hills INTEGRITY-178B RTOS was the first and only operating system to be certified by NIAP (National Information Assurance Partnership comprised of NSA & NIST) to EAL6+, High Robustness, the highest level of security ever achieved for any software product. Our open architecture integrated development solutions address deeply embedded, absolute security and high-reliability applications for the military/avionics, medical, industrial, automotive, networking, consumer and other markets that demand industry-certified solutions. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software at www.ghs.com.