Microsoft Healthvault {3}

by Han C
The article discusses a partnership between the Microsoft Corporation and St. Jude Medical Center to better integrate data from implantable devices with patient health records. It reveals that since 2008, Microsoft has collaborated with companies such as Health Solutions Group and Merlin.net in an effort to share device information directly from patient care devices such as implanted cardioverter defibrillators. Health devices such as these monitors a patients vitals, collects data, and securely transmits the information to a internet-based system in which physicians can remotely follow-up with a patients progress and recovery. Data such as these can determine a patients’ heartbeat, rhythm, and even real-time electrograms. The collaboration with Merlin.net is to assure the standards of reliability regarding patient privacy and security while meeting regulatory requirements by the International Quality Certification Standards as all transmissions are encrypted using industry standard cryptography. read more...