HealthVault lets patients store health information from many sources, access a range
of health and fitness apps, upload data from health and fitness devices, and share
health information with those they trust.
HealthVault can help healthcare providers:
- Improve patient satisfaction through easier communication
- Manage practice overhead by exchanging information (including medical images) with patients electronically
- Implement Meaningful Use 2014 Edition patient engagement objectives of the U.S. HITECH Act. Learn more
HealthVault can help you share
, and engage
with your patients in new ways.
Share important information with your patients
Do your patients remember what you tell them during their visit? Do they leave the
office ready to follow through with their care plan, share information with their
families, or get an informed second opinion?
There are many reasons to share information with your patients — including
potential Meaningful Use incentives — and HealthVault can help. We work with
leading EHR vendors and do our best to make it easy for you to get started.
- Ask your EHR vendor. Many vendors have already added HealthVault functionality to
their products. If not, ask them to do so — give them our contact info (email@example.com), we’d
be happy to help! Also ask about Direct Project messaging (applies
to US only), another way you can send encrypted information
- Give your patient an electronic CCD. Almost every EHR now has the ability to save
a “Continuity of Care Document” in electronic format. Your patient can upload the document into HealthVault and use it to populate their personal health record.
- Purchase an "off-the-shelf" or custom solution for connecting with HealthVault.
Dozens of HealthVault solution providers have created solutions that you can add
to your practice, including patient portals. Learn more about HealthVault-connected health IT solutions.
Collaborate with your patients
Patients can use HealthVault to gather all kinds of health-related data, including
data uploaded from home health monitoring devices and records from other healthcare
providers. HealthVault can help give you a window into the health activities that
happen outside your office.
Here are some of the ways patients can share health information they've gathered
- Your patient can print information from their account, or use an app on their smartphone
or tablet computer to access their HealthVault account when they're in your office.
- Patients can send you data from HealthVault using HealthVault Message Center, which
uses Direct Project messaging to encrypt the information in transmission. Your
EHR may already support receiving data using Direct. (Applies to US only)
- Some HealthVault-connected apps, such as Heart360 from the American Heart Association,
have provider portals where you can monitor your patients' progress.
- Patients can grant access to their data to an "off-the-shelf" or custom solution
you purchase for connecting with HealthVault. Solution providers have created solutions for:
Learn more about HealthVault-connected health IT solutions.
- Provider portals for viewing patient-provided data stored in HealthVault
Clinical workflow, such as medical image transfer and pre-registration
collaboration, such as remote monitoring and care coordination
Engage your patients
The patient is at the heart of HealthVault. HealthVault can help you engage your
patients in their self care because it's focused on them — providing features,
experiences, and connections that help them manage the information about their health
and the health of their families.
- Help patients find apps from experts you trust — such as the American Heart
Association, the American Cancer Society, and many others — and from consumer health innovators
focused on engaging individuals to improve health outcomes. When your patients use
HealthVault, they have access to an ecosystem of connected apps. And because
HealthVault-connected apps are available on so many mobile devices, your patients
can work with their health information wherever, whenever.
- Help patients choose a connected home-health monitoring device. If your patients
are monitoring their health at home with a device such as a blood pressure monitor
or glucometer, a HealthVault-connected device can make it easier for them to track
and share their readings.
If you're looking for ways to engage your patients in their self care, you'll find
a wealth of innovative solutions available in the HealthVault Apps & Devices Directory
If you don't find what you're looking for, contact us
. We're passionate about improving
health through software innovation.