A peek inside Microsoft's HealthVault

Summary:What's Microsoft new health-records software/service look like? Here are a few screen shots showing some of the HealthVault components and how Microsoft is positioning it.

Microsoft launched a public beta of HealthVault, its free, health-records Software+Service offering, on October 4. Here are a few screen shots showing some of the HealthVault elements and how Microsoft is positioning its consumer health solution.

A peek inside MicrosoftÂ’s HealthVault
Microsoft is positioning the offering as a way for consumers to store and access their personal health information in a secure way from a Microsoft-hosted datacenter.

Expect a similar business-focused service, anchored by Microsoft's Azyxxi patient-information system, to debut some time in the future.

Topics: Hardware, Data Centers, Microsoft, Storage

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Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Se... Full Bio

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