Friday, October 05, 2007

Microsoft | New Microsoft software tools let users build health profile | Seattle Times Newspaper

Yikes -- scary reality check 

HealthVault faces a major obstacle in that 80 percent to 85 percent of doctors in private practice don't keep electronic records, and hospitals aren't much better, according to Lynne Dunbrack, program director of market-research group Health Industry Insights. And where electronic records do exist, there's no guarantee that any two health-care providers will call the same treatment or lab work by the same name.

When it comes to business technology, health care is "where other industries were in the 1980s," Dunbrack said.

Microsoft | New Microsoft software tools let users build health profile | Seattle Times Newspaper

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