Microsfot released a beta form of My Health Info, an online service that helps people manage their health information on the Web. The service, released through its MSN portal offers people a variety of tools and widgets to upload, organize and monitor health information stored in their personal Microsoft HealthVault accounts.
Online personal health records are expected to see wide adoption rates in the coming months and many software vendors are coming up with tools and services to gain market share. If you are looking to use PHR, please refer to how to choose personal health records article.
My Health Info comes with some pretty handy tools, including personal page customization (i.e. allergy and blood pressure trackers, a lab results bank, BMI calculators, etc.); personal health devices (heart-rate monitors, pedometers, etc.); and access to multiple family member profiles.
My Health Info includes a number of applications for managing information consumers have stored in their Microsoft HealthVault accounts. My Health Info helps people monitor health conditions such as their blood pressure, research medical issues, get advice from medical experts, and read up on the latest health and nutrition news. Microsoft also said it is launching a swine flu information center on its MSN Health & Fitness home page, offering information about the illness from the Harvard Medical School, MayoClinic.com and other sources.