Microsoft flesh out its HealthVault electronic medical records service with new features and functionality.
To began with Microsoft started supporting HealthVault on mobile devices, allowing them quick access to their stored medical information on their phones when they go to the HealthVault.com site.
“To start with, users who visit http://healthvault.com on their mobile device will now automatically see their information in a layout specially-designed for quick access during a health encounter. Filling out that clipboard AGAIN? Just pop up your browser and know exactly when you had that last tetanus shot, what year your knee surgery was, or how to spell hydrochlorothiazide,” revealed Sean Nolan.
Microsoft also recently added the ability for users to upload and download medical images, including X-rays, ultrasounds and MRIs, from the HealthVault Connection Center.
The HealthVault team also has built client libraries and a software development kit (SDK) for Windows Phone 7 for developers who’re interested in building standalone HealthVault applications. As of the end of May, Microsoft was promising iOS and Android versions of the libraries and SDK will be available “within weeks.”
Microsoft also now allowing users to sign into HealthVault using their Facebook credentials. Nolan explained:
It’s important to note that this does NOT mean that HealthVault information will show up on your wall! Today, data only moves from Facebook to HealthVault, not the other way around — we use your name, birthdate, etc. from Facebook to populate the HealthVault signup form, but that’s it.
[Via: Family Health Guy]