Microsoft HealthVault Now Open for Mobile Development (mHealth Apps)

Microsoft just enabled its “HealthVault” online service for mobile development for you to be a part of the mHealth Revolution, announced the company.“There’s a huge groundswell of investment and activity around “mobile health” --- technologies like Windows Phone 7 are helping people become safer, healthier, active and independent. “Health and Fitness” is one of the […]

Microsoft just enabled its “HealthVault” online service for mobile development for you to be a part of the mHealth Revolution, announced the company.

“There’s a huge groundswell of investment and activity around “mobile health” --- technologies like Windows Phone 7 are helping people become safer, healthier, active and independent. “Health and Fitness” is one of the hottest categories in the Windows Phone Marketplace, and developers like you’ve contributed hugely to the breadth and quality of those apps.”

“Using HealthVault will make your mobile health apps safer and more secure, but the REALLY cool thing is how they’ll become connected to the rest of the HealthVault ecosystem,” stated Sean Nolan, Distinguished Engineer, Health Solutions Group.

"HealthVault already has connectivity to dozens of health and fitness devices --- it can import medication records from Walgreens and CVS, lab results from Quest and LabCorp, medical images from discs (X-Ray viewer for WP7 anybody?), and much more --- combining mobile capabilities like location and social networking, the potential is pretty wicked."

To learn more and get started coding, check out the WP7 HealthVault library on Codeplex, and visit the Microsoft HealthVault here.

[Source: Windows Phone Developers blog]