was designed to let people create and access a central repository for all of their health care information.
True PHRs, like Google Health
and Microsoft's HealthVault, can be updated by care teams as well as by patients.
Since the mid-2000s, the interest in providing private PHR systems has increased, especially with the introduction of Google Health
, Microsoft Health Vault, and other Web-based services.
Microsoft launched its HealthVault platform to much fanfare in October 2007, and Google quickly followed suit, announcing its Google Health
solution at a Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society convention in early 2008.
prominent examples of online PHRs are Google Health
(3) and Microsoft
Advances in improving electronic health records aimed at providing accurate and portable data are currently being spearheaded by Google Health
, Kaiser Permanente, and HealthSpace.
Even the biggest online health information repositories are in disagreement: Google Health
uses the CCR standard, while Microsoft's Health Vault uses a combination of the CCR and the CCD.
Future HealthSync versions are also planned to support data sharing capabilities, which will enable patients to manage their health records via the Google Health
web-based interface, the company said.
Next, navigate to Google Health
(google.com/health) where you can take the tour and explore the extensive information about the program at your leisure.
Facilitating this type of health information ecosystem is the driving impetus behind Google Health
and Microsoft HealthVault.
It has blurred faces on Google Maps Street View and kept records for Google Health
users that are separate from other Google services.
It turned out that some of the interfaces between the personal health record software and Microsoft Health Record Vault and Google Health
(the platforms the pilots are using) were more challenging than anticipated to develop.