Monday, June 27, 2011

Microsoft HealthVault Goes Mobile

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Microsoft has recently announced the mobile adaptability of their HealthVault and their soon to be released Windows 7 Phone App.  It will be available within the next few weeks.  They believe by allowing their patients to have access to their health records on the go, they will be more frequently updated and users will have access to the information wherever they need it, not just on a computer.  Facebook has been integrated into the login process, allowing users a very easy way to update their healthcare records.

This move is not entirely unpredictable, as we've seen a rise in health apps for the iPhone.  The mobile health app market is on the rise.  According to Newsweek, is expected to be very lucrative in the future, with 30% of 18 to 24 year olds stating they are willing to buy this type of App.  

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What do you think are the benefits from making Microsoft HealthVault available through the Windows 7 Phone?  Do you think there will backlash because they are not offering the App on iPhones?
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