Monday, June 09, 2008

More piloting of patient e-health records

Via today's Wall Street Journal: Microsoft, Kaiser to Launch New Health-Records Program--
Microsoft Corp. and healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente plan to launch a pilot program to exchange patient information, the latest in a series of efforts to allow people to better maintain control over their health records.

The effort will involve securely transferring data maintained in Kaiser's personal health record -- an online repository containing data about topics such as patients' test results, prescriptions and immunizations -- to Microsoft's HealthVault, a Web-based service that allows patients to store and manage medical data from a variety of Web sites and selectively share information with them.
The program will initially roll out to ~156,000 Kaiser Permanente employees.

Also in...
- Kaiser Permanente press release
- the New York Times

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