image Many of the Tenet hospitals are McKesson Clients. The Relay Health network will be able to connect to the patient’s file “The RelayHealth network then connects the consumer's portfolio of information with the careimage provider and unifies the management of the personal health record." Physicians will be able to review the information and share information with patients or other physicians. This can work well with prescribing through the network as a physician for a simple example could choose to share the medication with the HealthVault, so the patient could have it available as well. image

In addition on the web page there are a number of videos that show how the HealthVault is currently and potentially used at the hospital. Also just recently in the news was the announcement from Longs Drugs to also begin offering HealthVault services in the near future.

There’s also an information site for developers who want further information about becoming a HealthVault solution provider. Health Vault and HIPPA information can be read here.

In addition, new certification logos are available for certified devices after going through the process. BD

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REDMOND, Wash., July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced a strategic collaboration with RelayHealth, McKesson Corp.'s connectivity business, to accelerate and improve the relationship between doctors and patients.

HealthVault will provide physicians using RelayHealth's Software as a Service (SaaS) platform with the technology to facilitate enhanced online patient service and communications. Physicians can easily employ the RelayHealth service, which includes electronic prescribing, through a Web browser as the initial step toward clinical automation of their practice. The service is also designed to integrate with electronic medical record systems already in use. For patients, the combined solution allows access to their personal health information and an online interaction with their personal physician.

Microsoft Corp. :: Microsoft HealthVault and RelayHealth to Connect Doctors and Patients

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