Microsoft’s HealthVault


Microsoft has their new healthcare tool out – HealthVault.  It does three primary things – search, collect / store / share (i.e., PHR), and connect with devices.  The “connect with devices” concept seems pretty interesting especially as we get more intelligent home care devices that track blood pressure and other key metrics. 

Connect your HealthVault-compatible home health monitoring devices from partners, such as sport watches, blood glucose monitors, peak flow meters and blood pressure monitors to HealthVault Connection Center, and let our software copy your device data to your HealthVault record.

Given issues with Internet Explorer, will people worry about security – probably.  Given the challenge of connecting with numerous systems and devices, will Microsoft have a leg up – probably.  Will patients use these tools – definitely over the next 5 years.  Who will win – I don’t have a clue.

Here is their blog for developers.

There is lots of talk about this on blog sites:

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