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US Surgeon General Speaks About Microsoft Healthvault Collaboration with My Family Health Portrait

Posted Jun 29 2010 5:39pm

The original press release goes back to February of 2010 and now it appears things are up and moving.  I always seen to forget myself that there is a tool provided by the government to store health records online. 

The link above gives additional details on the announcement made earlier this year.  BD 

U. S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin expressed her enthusiasm over the expansion of My Family Health Portrait, an existing record keeping database hosted by The Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG) at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Healthvault will allow."This announcement is an important advancement in primary care and disease prevention by making family health history data available and accessible to consumers and practitioners," said Dr. Benjamin. 

"This new collaboration with HealthVault is part of a broader initiative and one of many third-party solutions that will expand the capability of My Family Health Portrait to help individuals make knowledgeable health decisions with their doctors."

For more information about the Surgeon Generals Family Health History Initiative, click here .


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