The following post is by Raj Thiagarajan Director of Strategy and Business Development at HealthVault International and was originally published here.
If asked, most people can provide a pretty accurate overview of their financial situation within minutes. However, if asked for an overview of their health situation—such as their latest lab results, when they’re due for their next preventive check-up, etc.—it would take most of us days to pull that information together. That’s because our health data is usually scattered across various doctors’ offices, labs, pharmacies, insurance companies, and more.
And the trouble with not having a good sense of our health situation is that it often means we end up going to the doctor for symptoms or conditions that could have been prevented. Similar to managing our finances, if we stay on top of our health status, we’re better able to make positive behaviour changes that can head off problems down the road.
That’s where Microsoft HealthVault can help. HealthVault is a trusted place for people to gather, store, use, and share health information online—whether that information is collected at home, the doctor’s office, pharmacy, gym, or anywhere in between.
Here are four ways that I use HealthVault to better manage my own and my family’s health:
These are just a few examples of how powerful HealthVault can be. Why not kick-start your health in 2014 and open your own account in just a few minutes? Or learn about how HealthVault can benefit your health organization. And if you’re interested in connecting your app or device with the HealthVault platform, learn about becoming a solution provider.
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