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Wednesday, 20th July 2011

Users May Transfer Google Health Records to Microsoft HealthVault

By Africa S. Hands

From eWeek.com:

Microsoft says it will enable users of the soon-to-be-defunct Google Health service to transfer their data to Microsoft's HealthVault PHR (personal health record) platform using the federal government's Direct Project messaging protocols.

The Direct Project is the Obama administration's effort to provide a simple and secure way for people to exchange authenticated, encrypted health information over the Internet

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