My daughter and I are big fans of apocalypse entertainment. In particular, I’m drawn to stories of how “regular” people have to overcome the loss of those little, implicit dependencies we rarely think about --- what happens when your glasses break, or you run out of bipolar meds?
Fun when it’s on the big screen, but cripplingly dangerous when it happens in real life --- as it did during Katrina, and could again at any time. It’s impossible to know if Sandy is going to be the hundred-year event that’s being predicted, or just another media overreaction. But does it really make sense to take a chance?
First, make sure you’ve got water, food and shelter taken care of. After that --- use a free HealthVault account to make sure important family information and documents are safe and protected:
This stuff only takes a few minutes, but the potential value is immeasurable. And remember, the privacy story for HealthVault is pretty simple: it’s your record; you control what goes in and out; and nobody gets to look at it without your consent. Not even Microsoft.
We’ll be thinking of everyone in the path of Sandy for the next few days --- be safe and help each other!
I am interested in using HealthVault more - is there any more integration planned for things like Eyecare records? I would like to track my prescription over time - other than a 'scanned' in document.
Kevin, thanks for the note! Absolutely, we continue to expand the data types supported by HealthVault and vision/eyecare is a great candidate. We have a number of vision-focused EHRs such as MyVisionExpress.com connected, but they use more generic formats to represent this stuff.
I will bring this up with our partner development team and get it into the pipeline. In the meantime, you can use the "Lab Test Results" type and capture the information --- it's just not super-convenient.