Gartner Research

Microsoft HealthVault Is One Important Step Toward a Workable Personal Health Record

Published: 01 November 2007

ID: G00153014

Analyst(s): Wes Rishel


Microsoft HealthVault will create credibility for a repository for consumer personal health information "in the network cloud" because it is based on a strong, explicit privacy model. However, it is very much a work in progress.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • The HealthVault Product Family
  • The HealthVault Privacy Model
  • Assessing HealthVault
    • Goals for the PHR
    • Important Role Separation
    • The Data Model
    • The Downside of Consumer Control
  • Prospects for the HealthVault
    • Next Steps
    • Necessary Product Changes
    • Adoption Outside the U.S.
  • Advice to Stakeholders
  • Recommendations

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