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[link] Microsoft: Healthvault

Posted 01 June 2011 - 08:23 AM

This is news to me, but it looks like Microsoft is getting into the medical records retention, tracking, and what not.

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HealthVault is a free online service that stores your health records in a central location, then lets you use the information with online health tools to manage health conditions, create fitness plans, prepare for doctor visits, and more.


http://www.microsoft...us/healthvault/

An interesting concept about keeping track of all your medical conditions and what not in one spot - online. Safe from fires and disasters. I could see this being quite helpful, but at the same time quite concerning about having that information mined.

At least their privacy statement is positive:

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Microsoft won’t use your information in HealthVault to personalize ads or services without explicit permission.


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Re: [link] Microsoft: Healthvault

Posted 01 June 2011 - 04:03 PM

I have heard of rumours about this...

To be honest, the service may be absolutely great but I would not feel safe giving health records to Microsoft!
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