Today, Mayo Clinic and Microsoft announced the launch of Mayo Clinic Health Manager, a free online application that provides people with a place to store medical information and receive personalized health guidance based on the clinical expertise of Mayo Clinic. It will help families better manage their health, extending the capabilities of traditional personal health records, and give them access to Mayo Clinic’s vast body of medical knowledge.
In its initial offering, Mayo Clinic Health Manager will include tools and features that help manage: pediatric wellness, including immunizations, adult wellness, pregnancy and asthma. Additional features will be incorporated in 2009 that will help users manage Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Mayo Clinic and Microsoft will work to continually add new functionality and health guidance.
Powered by Microsoft HealthVault, Mayo Clinic Health Manager allows users to store copies of health records, upload information from home health devices, share information, and access products to help improve their health. It interprets this input and delivers reminders and recommendations specific to each family member’s life stage and health status. As users enter more information, the application delivers more customized recommendations.
Mayo Clinic Health Manager represents a significant step forward in improving the accuracy and efficiency of health care in America. For Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Health Manager will extend the reach of Mayo Clinic and makes its expertise accessible to more people. For Microsoft, Mayo Clinic Health Manager reinforces the company’s commitment to improving health through technology.