Friday, October 05, 2007

Microsoft's Health Push Faces Obstacles -

HailStorm lives... 

Yesterday, Microsoft announced a Web site called HealthVault designed as a central place for consumers to store their health-related data and share it with doctors and other medical professionals. The site also offers Internet search and a Web page for viewing and organizing articles and other information on health.

The service throws Microsoft into a crowd of insurance companies, employers, Internet companies, start-ups and tech companies trying to provide digital-health records to patients and consumers. Included are Aetna Inc. and WellPoint Inc., which hold billing and claims data that they are trying to use to build personal-health records, and newcomers like Microsoft and Google Inc., which says it is working on a system but hasn't disclosed specific plans.

Microsoft's Health Push Faces Obstacles -

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