“My Health Info” – MSN Connecting to HeatlhVault with Widget Based Interface
Posted Oct 02 2009 10:01pm
The site enables you to somewhat build your own portal of sorts, with information relative to your health and what you want to read. You can add widgets to make access quick and easy without having to flip through a number of pages, and you will need to make sure you have Silverlight in your browser to use this format, which is very nice and simple to work with.
Also, in a related article, I noticed where there is now a Windows Embedded version of Silverlight recently announced so soon perhaps we’ll have the ability to view mobile pages with the easy to use interface.
I did a little customization and you can return to the default main page. If you are a parent, you can add widgets for the kids, either reading material or if they were using a device as an example to enter glucose information, the widget and perhaps setting up their own page might make this easier, again less clicks and searching around. BD
Today MSN is debuting a US only (so far) beta of “My Health Info”, a new online service to help people manage their health information on the web. The new service, along with a specialized swine flu information center, is available on the MSN Health home page at health.msn.com.
The new service, running on Silverlight, connects up with Microsoft Health Vault, Microsoft’s online, open platform for gathering, storing, and sharing health information ( Health Vault FAQ here, from June 2009 ). My Health Info will provide secure storage of health information available anywhere on the web. With My Health Info, users will be able to:
· Customize their page with tools such as allergy, medicine and blood pressure trackers, a lab results bank, body mass index calculators, vaccination information and more
· Use information from personal health devices such as heart-rate monitors and pedometers
· Access profiles of multiple family members at one time, allowing caregivers to more easily manage not only their information, but their family’s as well
· Stay informed by receiving the latest in health news from sources they trust