Microsoft, Kaiser to share info across e-health systems

Healthcare insurance provider – Kaiser Permanente  has ‘join the ranks’ of the Mayo Clinic and New York Presbyterian Hospital in helping Microsoft provide a central online repository for patient health records (PHRs).

According to the New York Times, Kaiser reveals a pilot program for 156,000 employees to exchange information between Kaiser’s My Health Manager PHR and Microsoft’s HealthVault PHR platform, if successful, the program will be extended to more than 8.7 million Kaiser members in the United States.

Touted as the connection between the consumer and the enterprise, Microsoft’s HealthVault was unveiled back in October (as a beta release) and is expected to go into full production release by the end of the year with the aim to allow third parties to write applications that can tap into the HealthVault system and provide health, wellness and fitness programs for customers whose patient records are stored in the system.

Look out folks, PHR (EMR) is undergoing evolution 🙂


1 Comment

  1. Scott Smith says:

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