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by John Moore | June 03, 2011

HealthVault Continues to Build, & Google Health Still Useful

This week, Microsoft's HealthVault added a number of new enhancements to its platform including support for mobile access (only Windows 7 today, but they plan to launch support for Android and Apple's iOS within the next few weeks). Wonder how it will look on the iPad? HealthVault will now auto-reconcile

by John Moore | September 15, 2010

Google Hits Reset Button on Google Health

Google Health has seemingly been stuck in neutral almost from the start.  Despite the fanfare of Google's Eric Schmidt speaking at the big industry confab, HIMSS a couple of years back, an initial beta release with healthcare partner Cleveland Clinic and a host of partners announced once the service was

by John Moore | January 25, 2010

Personal Health Systems: A View from Across the Pond

The European Union (EU) is struggling with many of the same healthcare issues as the US, aging population, ever increasing costs of care and the need to move to new modalities of care.  This is one of the key take-aways from a recent EU-sponsored report: Reconstructing the Whole: Present and

by John Moore | March 27, 2009

Blumenthal’s Views = Lock-down on HIT Innovation?

Prof. David Blumenthal, the new head of ONC, makes some disturbing comments regarding the Stimulus Bill, HIT and HITECH Act  in his article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The article is not completely off-base as he does a very good job of describing the basics of the

by John Moore | December 23, 2008

2008, What was Hot, What was Not

One of the nice things about all the writing done over the past year is that one can go back, apply some analytics and see exactly what topics/posts were popular over the past year. So, drumroll please... Following are the Top Ten Posts at Chilmark Research for 2008 with brief

by John Moore | March 31, 2008

Naturally, Govt. Looks to Google and Microsoft

With a poor track record to date getting Regional Health Information Organizations off the ground, the Office of the Coordinator of Health Information Technology within HHS is now looking to expand the National Health Information Network (NHIN) to exchange data with both Google Health and Microsoft's HealthVault. But first the

by John Moore | March 12, 2008

Aetna Keeps Pushing the Envelope

Aetna is pretty aggressive on the personal healthcare front. First they buy ActiveHealth Management.  Granted, ActiveHealth's main target is not the consumer (disease management is their core competency), but they did introduce an online PHR early last year. Secondly, Aetna has partnered with all the major personal health systems (PHS)

by John Moore | March 11, 2008

Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me…

There are any number of statistics that one can point to telling us we in serious trouble. From the epidemic that is obesity to the persistent climb in diabetes cases and let us not forget Alzheimer's, a disease that cripples many an elderly adult and is projected to rise to
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