With over more than 600,000 secure e-mail messages a month this sounds like a success. They also have the pilot program with Microsoft HeatlhVault going too, so records can go from My Health Manager to the HealthVault. Now we need an “e-patient Dave” to report in for us (grin). BD
Kaiser Permanente and Microsoft Empower Consumers to Take Charge of Their Health Pilot program will allow voluntary data exchange from Kaiser Permanente’s market-leading personal health record to Microsoft® HealthVault™
OAKLAND, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente announced today that more than 3 million members are using My Health Manager, the personal health record available on www.kp.org. The growing number of active users - now more than one-third of Kaiser Permanente's 8.6 million members - demonstrates that consumers find the organization's personal health record an effective, easy and convenient way to manage their care. This announcement comes during the annual Health 2.0 - 1x(R) conference in Boston, where leaders from Kaiser Permanente and other providers are collaborating to find the best ways to empower and engage patients in their own care.
"My Health Manager increases a patient's access to caregivers and health information," Silvestre said. "This level of access enhances the doctor-patient relationship and facilitates collaboration, which ultimately results in better health outcomes."