A couple of week's ago I had a chance to catch up with Peter Neupert and Sean Nolan from our Health Solutions Group here at Microsoft. They sat down with me to record a special video program for my House Calls for Healthcare Professionals series.
Since the launch of HealthVault back in October there's been a groundswell of interest from consumers, doctors, health organizations, medical device manufacturers, partners, and others. HealthVault is a platform for online services to help people SEARCH, STORE and CONNECT their health information, putting them in control of their, and their family’s health and wellness. Using HealthVault, people can store and control an array of health information including prescription medication lists, health histories, hospital discharge summaries, lab results, fitness data and search results. Furthermore, Microsoft HealthVault Connection Center makes it possible for people to upload health-related data such as that taken from blood-pressure cuffs, heart rate monitors, blood glucose monitors and peak flow meters and confidentially share that data with family, caregivers or physicians.
So, here's your chance to learn more about what we are doing and why we think HealthVault is so important to consumers of health, providers of care, and the entire healthcare industry. I hope you enjoy the show.
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Bill Crounse, MD Senior Director, Worldwide Health Microsoft Corporation
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Eight weeks ago, we launched HealthVault . Dr. Crounse, our worldwide industry director, uncovers how
More information about developing HealthVault applications can be found at http://msdn.microsoft.com/healthvault
When will HealthVault be available to Europe? I attempted to sign-in to get an insight into the application and was given a message that this is only available in the United States.
You commented in the conclusion of your video segment,
"If you want to take a look for yourself, have a look at www.healthvault.com and see what microsoft is doing to improve health around the world."
What would you advise the rest of the world to do to view microsoft's application advances in health?
You are correct that HealthVault is currently for US residents only. Since the launch last October, we have been in discussions with government officials and healthcare organizations around the world. There is a great deal of interest in making HealthVault services available in other countries. I cannot provide a timetable for this, but I can say that I fully expect HealthVault pilots outside the US. In the meantime, you can learn about the service by visiting www.healthvault.com or www.microsoft.com/hsg.
Bill Crounse, MD