Thursday, October 04, 2007

HealthVault v HealthSpace

Microsoft have today released a Beta version of their HealthVault which enables individuals to store their medical records online and make then available as appropriate. This is very similar to the approach the NHS has taken over the last few years with HealthSpace.

I'm still not convinced I would upload my records or those of my family, but I'm enjoying Enoch Choi's live blogging of the launch event.

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  • Anyone thinking of using HealthVault should have a look at Ignacio Valdes' report on on the terms of Service and Privacy Policy ( see

    Maybe my tongue-in-cheek use of 'HealthCrypt' was nearer the mark than I thought. The Dark Side strikes again as far as eroding the customer's rights.

    By Blogger Peter, at 9:23 am  

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