In February, Google and The Cleveland Clinic announced that they were collaborating on an electronic personal health record (PHR). Just five months later, Microsoft and Kaiser Permanente (KP) responded with their own version.
Merging KP’s My Health Manager and Microsoft’s HealthVault platform gives users the ability to access their personal health information from KP and incorporate additional health and wellness management applications and devices.
For now, this program is a just pilot version offered to 159,000 of KP’s employees. If they pilot is successful, KP will expand the program to its 8 million-plus members.