Microsoft HealthVault–Windows 8 App

I’ve always been a big fan of HealthVault.  My usage of it increased when the HealthVault app was released for the Windows Phone platform.  Now, Microsoft has released the HealthVault app for Windows 8.

For those of you that are not familiar with HealthVault, HealthVault is a “trusted place to gather, store, and share health information online.”  It allows for me to access my medical information for myself and my family.  It came in most handily when I was visiting my hometown and I forgot one of my medications… and, I couldn’t remember the name of the prescription drug. 

Thankfully, I logged my prescriptions with HealthVault.  I ended up visiting an immediate care center in Louisville and showed the doctor the medication I was on.  He wrote a prescription to cover the time while I was away from my home.

Another benefit for using HealthVault is that you can connect various devices to your computer that will automatically log your information to your HealthVault.  Such devices include:  Blood Glucose Monitor, Blood Pressure Monitor, Heart Rate Monitor, Pedometer, Peak Flow Meter, Pulse Oximeter, and Weight Scale.

About a year ago, I personally bought one of the HoMedics Blood Pressure monitors from Walgreens to test the integration with HealthVault.  It worked like a charm. 

Learn more about HealthVault.  Here’s to a better you!

HealthVault for Windows 8 Screenshots

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If you are interested in reading the Blog announcement, go to HealthVault on Windows 8… amazingly great.

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