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Microsoft Rolls Out Personal Health Records

From today's New York Times:

Microsoft is starting its long-anticipated drive into the consumer health care market by offering free personal health records on the Web and pursuing a strategy that borrows from the company's successful formula in personal computer software.

See the full article here. Link directly to healthvault here.

UPDATE 10/10 - The Privacy Place has taken a dim view of HealthVault:

The hype surrounding HealthVault's privacy protections among those in the medical community must be balanced with the reality of the information security and privacy practice expressed in its public privacy statements. It is critical to address these privacy concerns in the design of PHR systems before we deploy them with vulnerabilities that will ultimately lead to yet another rash of data breaches.

Over at ZDNet, Dana Blankenhorn commends Privacy Place's sendup and suggests "[i]t's the kind of fiasco that could set the movement toward electronic health records back years." That's an odd statement, however, considering that electronic health records ("EHR") and personal health records ("PHR") are very distinct creatures living in very different markets.

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