Margaret set up a HealthVault account to help her care for her father, Joe, who
suffers from early-stage Alzheimer's disease and hypertension. Joe lives with Margaret
and her husband.
Margaret manages Joe's prescriptions, medical documents, and home blood pressure
monitoring. She does daily home blood pressure checks with a device that automatically
uploads readings to HealthVault.
Margaret's sister Dena lives a few hours away. She also has a HealthVault account,
which allows the sisters to share Joe's record. During Joe's last visit to Dena's
home, he fell and went to the ER. Dena used her tablet computer to show the doctor
Joe's recent health history and blood pressure numbers. When the doctor changed
the dose for Joe's hypertension medication, Dena updated HealthVault from her phone,
helping Margaret stay up-to-date.
Having all Joe's information in one place makes sharing care easier and keeps everyone
on the same page.