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Microsoft Releases Official HealthVault Mobile App

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 10 Jan 2012
Image: Screen shot of the HealthVault PHR Mobile app (Photo courtesy of Microsoft).
Image: Screen shot of the HealthVault PHR Mobile app (Photo courtesy of Microsoft).
Microsoft (Redmond, WA, USA) has released an official mobile app for its HealthVault platform, which is available free of charge for smartphones using the Windows Phone 7 operating system.

The HealthVault patient health record (PHR) app enables users to input quickly personal medical information such as allergies, immunizations, blood pressure (BP) and glucose readings, and much more. The app links with a cloud-based service and can serve as a tool for patients to provide information to health care professionals such as nurses and doctors, including monitoring of cardiac conditions. A plethora of health tools help patients analyze and manage information to help achieve personal health and fitness goals.

HealthVault first went mobile during June 2011, when it launched a mobile optimized layout for its website, as well as a software developer kit (SDK) for Windows Phone 7 OS, iOS, and Android. The SDK allows third-party developers to integrate HealthVault’s PHR cloud service into their health apps’s back end. The shutting down of Google Health led some health app developers to switch from Google Health to HealthVault for the back end services. Despite the fact that Microsoft has made an SDK available for Android and Apple developers, the Windows Phone 7 HealthVault app release includes no mention of plans for an Android or iPhone version of the app.

“I am stunned at how many folks have already installed our brand new app,” said Sean Nolan, Microsoft’s chief architect of health solutions, in a recent blog post. “Forget any questions I may have had about the momentum of the mobile platforms; this is where the world is going.”

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