If you aren’t yet familiar with Microsoft’s HealthVault, you will probably be more than slightly impressed after watching the introduction video. Health Vault is a free, interactive website where patients can safely store family health records for quick access. But HealthVault offers a lot more than record storage.
On HealthVault, individuals can set and monitor weight, exercise, and health goals. The site integrates with certain electronics, like the One-Touch glucometer and Zune MP3. Users can prepare for emergencies by making sure all health records for the family are available online. And data does not have to be manually input. In many cases, health records can be pulled from providers and insurance companies. There’s a long list of health and fitness sites, including American Heart Association and CVS Pharmacies, that connect with HealthVault.
In the virtual realm of dental health, Dental Optimizer™ is a cool new tool/website that can be used with a HealthVault account. Dental Optimizer tells patients how their medications can affect oral health. It also offers customized recommendations – based on a questionnaire – to protect oral health and ward off dental disease. Patients can learn about dental insurance and find dental product coupons on the Dental Optimizer website, as well.