Military to unveil early version of personal health record – December
Posted Nov 14 2008 2:59pm
This is an update on a post from a few days ago, now the target date looks to be in December, and don’t quote me for sure, but you can almost bet their will be some interoperability built in when completed. BD
If you have been reading this blog of late, there have been many posts about personal health records, and now it seems those 2 companies that everyone seems to worry about related to security with PHRs, Microsoft and Google, are now working on a project with the military to create a personal health records program. You can almost bet there will be integration too between the HealthVault and Google Health, so hopefully the CCHIT will be able to certify their existence, after all if they can create software for the military that earns both of them one big score of brownie points, and both companies offer software and much of it for free that is secure to the enterprise and both free products have much more to offer than many of those I have seen on the web that cost money.
If you have not set up a PHR and are a physician and want to know what all this is about and how powerful and accessible it can be to get the patient records you need, bone up and set up an account and find out. It’s like trying to tell someone about how a chocolate bar tastes, you can’t really do that until you experience it yourself.
Microsoft Corp. is the lead developer in a partnership with the Military Health System and Google Inc. to develop a personal health record system for military health care beneficiaries, an MHS spokesman said.
An initial version of the system is scheduled to be unveiled in December, according to an MHS blog posting last month by Stephen Jones, principal deputy assistant secretary of Defense for health affairs.
The prototype personal health record will be “available to, and entirely controlled by, the patient, and at no additional cost to the beneficiary,” according to the Jones blog post.