Microsoft HealthVault users can now use Allscripts patient portal platform FollowMyHealth to transfer EHR data to family and home care teams.
Allscripts and Microsoft recently announced a collaboration intended to enable interoperability between different technology platforms and streamline EHR data sharing for Microsoft HealthVault users.
Current members of Microsoft HealthVault will have the opportunity to transition their EHR data to Allscripts’ FollowMyHealth patient portal to ensure friends, family, and home care teams have access to their health information when needed.
Allscripts will assist HealthVault users with exporting their data to ensure patients can continue accessing their health data online or through mobile apps on iOS and Android devices.
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Microsoft HealthVault will be retired on November 20, 2019. Ensuring patients can move their data to an Allscripts platform prior to HealthVault’s end date will enable users to maintain easy access to their information.
“We’re proud to serve as a consumer health platform for improved access across all care settings, providing patients with a single and convenient mobile app for all their health information,” said Allscripts CEO Paul Black.
Users are invited to transfer their data from Microsoft HealthVault anytime between July 9 and November 20, 2019. HealthVault users can download FollowMyHealth free from the app store and the Google Play store.
HealthVault users will be able to continue accessing their information and utilizing patient portal functionality through FollowMyHealth.
Features included in the FollowMyHealth app include patient-provider communication, access to data on wireless goal-tracking devices, health journals, and patient health data charts. Patients can view patterns in their health status using these informative visuals.
Allscripts’ FollowMyHealth solution currently connects millions of patients with their providers and ensures patients stay fully engaged in their care and connected to their care teams.
The patient portal offers users a simple, intuitive interface designed to keep patients informed about their own treatment plans before, after, and during encounters with providers.
Microsoft announced the decision to discontinue its HealthVault solution in April 2018. The mobile app enhanced by artificial intelligence (AI) was launched in 2017 but failed to gain traction.
“We launched HealthVault Insights as a research project last year, with the goal of helping patients generate new insights about their health,” stated Microsoft representatives on the tech company’s website.
“Since then, we’ve learned a lot about how machine learning can be used to increase patient engagement and are now applying that knowledge to other projects,” the team continued. “As part of this progression, we’ve made the decision to remove HealthVault Insights from the iOS, Android, and Windows stores.”
HealthVault was intended to leverage machine learning and data analytics to generate insights about patient health, facilitate improved adherence to care plans, and promote patient engagement.
The tool also enabled providers to create and deliver customized chronic care or wellness plans to patients through mobile devices, which patients could use to customize and manage their care tasks.
The app included personal analytics, cross-platform support, patient health data access, action plan frameworks, Cortana integration, activity feeds, and a patient engagement platform.
HealthVault endured two overhaul efforts and three name changes during its run, and critics of the app said the tool was lacking in data support.
The HealthVault initiative includes a partnership with UPMC, a Microsoft Genomics program, the development of AI-enhanced health chatbot technology with partners like MDLIVE and Premera Blue Cross, and a software tool for radiotherapy planning called InnerEye.
Microsoft initially shut down its line of personal mHealth apps in January but kept the app live for current users to access their information.Ensuring current users can seamlessly transition their data to Allscripts’ FollowMyHealth will minimize disruption to users as the HealthVault app is formally retired.
Date: July 11, 2019