Courtesy of Dark Daily
Microsoft’s HealthVault has interfaced with the eCleveland Clinic MyChart patient portal to create an interactive feature that collects data on from in-home medical devices used by patients with chronic conditions. The pilot project includes 460 patients with diabetes, congestive heart failure and hypertension. These patients use home blood pressure monitors, glucometers, and weight scales which are linked to the HealthVault platform personal health record (PHR) system.
HealthVault’s unique Connection Center supports some 50 devices from nine vendors. It allows biometic data from these devices to be uploaded directly to a patient’s HealthVault account. Healthvault feeds that data into the patient’s eCleveland Clinic MyChart. The new arrangement allows physicians to continuously monitor a patient’s values, rather than just during routine office visits every 120 days. If values are outside the normal range, the doctor can arrange to see the patient immediately.
Cleveland Clinic & HealthVault Unite