Microsoft Corp. has said that, the people who are using the
Health service of Google, slated to be unobtainable Jan. 1, 2012, they can simply
transfer their private health related information kept in their Google Health
profile toward an account with Microsoft HealthVault via the Direct Project
messaging procedures which is established by the Office of the National
Coordinator for Health IT. The Direct Project stipulates a scalable, simple,
standards-based mode for accomplices to send authentic, encoded health related
information to recognized, trusted receivers over Internet.
On June 24, Google publicized that Google Health Service
will be discontinued, in effect Jan. 1, 2012, through records remaining accessible
to account holders till Jan. 1, 2013.
“Google has been an important ally in providing customers
with access to their data and tools to better manage care online,” said Nate
McLemore, general manager, Microsoft Health Solutions Group. “Microsoft
continues to advance the HealthVault platform to increase its value to
consumers — by adding important features, such as support for mobile devices,
and by collaborating with hundreds of health organizations, including the
American Cancer Society, American Heart Association and CVS Pharmacy — to
deliver robust health and wellness applications that connect to HealthVault.”
Around 300 submissions are associated to the HealthVault policy to help people enjoy better lives and accomplish a comprehensive variety of conditions, like asthma, hypertension, allergies, heart disease, diabetes, pregnancy and some others. It also connects to above 70 devices — with blood pressure monitors, weight scales, blood glucose monitors, peak flow meters and pedometers — allowing peoples to simply track, cope with and share vital health data in backing of their fitness and health goals.
The Microsoft corp. is also focused on empowering hospitals to unite to HealthVault by way of they search for create handier, interactive and more efficient relationships with their patients over the conversation of information. These Health systems are functioning on Microsoft Amalga, the enterprise platform of health intelligence, to take along patient data collected from different IT systems to rationalize operations and organize carefulness. Then these organizations are linking Amalga to HealthVault which allows the patient various accesses to the information such as receive, accumulation and share personal health related information.
Source: Microsoft Press