Archive for April 22nd, 2009

Mayo Clinic Launches Health Manager using HealthVault

April 22, 2009

Mayo Clinic has announced its new Personal Health Record called Health Manager. Besides a feature rich tool including managing personal health information, monitoring health using a dashboard feature and getting health advice (integration with their health content), there are some significant aspects of this announcement:

  • partnership with Microsoft HealthVault - right behind New York Presbyterian. The first two large medical centers to announce their Microsoft partnership
  • this occurred right  after the announcement of stricter HIPAA rules under the HITECH federal regulations
  • It is offered to the general public and not just patients of Mayo Clinic. MyNYP approaches this in the same way. It focuses it health information on heart health with an intro by Mehmet Oz of the You books fame.

The strategy appears to be to offer a service and potential attract new patients. The extent of the integration strategy with Microsoft HealthVault is unclear – can one create an account at one of these sites but then login directly through HealthVault? These two new sites will be interesting to watch.

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