Continua issues design guidelines, welcomes Microsoft; PDR goes mobile;

> The Continua Health Alliance has released its 2010 design guidelines, which include for the first time a WAN interface, support for new personal-area networks and sensor-LAN device types, ZigBee support in the sensor-LAN interface and email support in the health record network interface. Continua also announced that Microsoft has joined the alliance. Press release

> The Skyscape division of Physicians Interactive Holdings has joined with PDR Network to offer mobilePDR, a mobile version of the "Physicians' Desk Reference" that will be updated weekly. Press release

> Consulting firms TMNG Global and Scientia Advisors have entered into a partnership that will focus on the home-health technology. Press release

> Laguna Honda Hospital & Rehabilitation Center in San Francisco will open a new skilled-nursing facility outfitted with AeroScout RFID technology that will track patient and caregiver movement, and notify staff via VoIP phones and pagers on the building's Wi-Fi network. News brief

> At this week's National Association for Home Care and Hospice's annual conference in Dallas, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions introduced Allscripts Mobile Homecare, a smartphone-based EMR app for home and hospice care. Press release

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