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Cleveland Collaborates in Patient-controlled PHR Exchange

November 10, 2008
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Cleveland-based Cleveland Clinic is collaborating with Redmond, Wash.-headquartered Microsoft Corp. to pilot a PHR exchange. The patient-controlled data exchange will be sent between Microsoft HealthVault, a Web-based personal health platform; a suite of digital medical devices; and eCleveland Clinic MyChart, the organization’s electronic personal health record (PHR) system.

The company claims the pilot will be a physician-driven, invitation-only opportunity offered to a group of Cleveland Clinic PHR users in the areas of diabetes, hypertension and heart failure.

Patients will be provided HealthVault-enabled digital devices, such as blood pressure monitors and glucometers, and asked to perform regular health monitoring. The company says by connecting the device(s) to their home computers, patients’ health information will be uploaded, with their consent, to a personal HealthVault account controlled by the patient, and then sent to their Cleveland Clinic MyChart account. This data will create an online log of the readings that will be available to the patient’s physician.

The Cleveland Clinic is a not-for-profit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 by four physicians and currently has 1,800 full-time salaried physicians and researchers that represent more than 100 specialties and subspecialties.

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