Now the big job is to get an open ear from the FDA too so all device companies, drug companies could maintain a synchronized data base and this could even go up into a cloud depending on design. Just think the FDA having an automated update system with alerts so they too could know in real time when recalls or additional safety information was added. A Microsoft Tag was even used on the Surface Demonstration at the Microsoft Connected Conference with logging in. Here’s a screenshot below, he puts down his card with his Microsoft Tag on the table and he’s logged in. Embed of the full video below.
Whether you have a Smartphone, a BlackBerry, IPhone or an Android, this is probably the easiest and simplest application for phones to use once you install it.
Open program, aim phone and shoot. In case you missed the first post, there’s the link below and there’s also a link to Microsoft.Gov who ran post as well.
It’s that easy and would simple for consumers as well as for those on the Health IT side.
You can read the first comment below from a Mom who had 7 products from J and J who said she sure could have used it to scan the products to check for recalls. As mentioned below too I have had some readers from the biotech industry reading up on the Tags.
This comment talks about how great they work on an IPhone and sees as an enhancement at the hospital.
This IT person says, yes, combine with RFID at the hospital as they already work with bar coding.
About halfway through the video you can see where the Microsoft Tag is used to log him in on Surface. This has really moved along since I played with Surface and the original demo of HealthVault.
I made up a couple of my own tags on the blog and these two work, one opens up the blog on a mobile browser and the other opens up a simple text document I made up.
One other item to note these can be an avenue to get information in to your PHR with your phone with HealthVault too, so that becomes easier if consumers already use the program for other functions, again so darn easy to use, a no brainer. Something this simple to use will stand to enhance consumers with the use of Health IT too so we get more “participants” all the way around. BD