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Health Systems Choose Microsoft HealthVault Community Connect to Improve Care Coordination, Engage Patients and Families

REDMOND, Wash. Feb. 8, 2011

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HealthVault Community Connect enables hospitals to give patients and referring physicians access, after discharge, to electronic copies of the patients’ personal health data generated at the hospital. The product also lets patients preregister for hospital appointments online using their electronic personal health information to populate hospital forms in advance.

Eric Moll Shelton, Wash.

Washington state

Mason General Hospital has implemented a new patient and physician portal using HealthVault Community Connect to better engage patients in their healthcare and to improve patients’ experience with the hospitals and its clinics. Pulling data from the hospital and clinics’ EMR applications, the portal solution gives patients the ability to view their electronic visit summaries. Patients can also send a copy to a personal HealthVault account, where the information can be stored or shared as desired with other healthcare professionals, family members and caregivers.

Patients also can use their personal health information in HealthVault—including medical history, medications, insurance and demographic information—to automatically populate the hospital’s registration forms before the next scheduled visit, potentially saving time and improving the consistency of information entered. The solution is being rolled out initially to over 20,000 emergency room patients at Mason General. Tectura Corp., a Microsoft HealthVault Community Connect Solution Provider, has collaborated on the MyMasonHealth implementation and provides ongoing support.

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Karen Green

Brooks Health Connect ,

Boston Bellingham, Wash.

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About Microsoft in Health

Microsoft is committed to improving health around the world through software innovation. Over the past 13 years, Microsoft has steadily increased its investments in health with a focus on addressing the challenges of health providers, health and social services organizations, payers, consumers and life sciences companies worldwide. Microsoft closely collaborates with a broad ecosystem of partners and delivers its own powerful health solutions, such as Amalga, HealthVault, and a portfolio of identity and access management technologies acquired from Sentillion Inc. in 2010. Together, Microsoft and its industry partners are working to deliver health solutions for the way people aspire to work and live.

About Microsoft

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