My blog has moved!

You should be automatically redirected in 6 seconds. If not, visit
and update your bookmarks.

Friday, May 23, 2008

3 Health Portals

Other blog such as clinical cases and Medgadget also discovered the news around Google Health. For some screen shots see Dr Shock. Eye on FDA also reviews Google Health:

It is a pretty neat concept and, as a big fan of Google myself, I can say that it maintains Google standards for easy maneuverability and is extremely friendly for the user. If you use a Google Reader as an aggregator - this is far easier to negotiate. You put in a few details about yourself, including your medications and already can gain access to a good deal of interesting information.

The other contester looking for your medical history is Microsoft with HealthVault. A screen shot is on the top of this post. You will need a LiveID or create one. Tried to create a LiveID, very difficult, it kept complaining about the strength of my password. Even medium strength was not enough, doesn't sound hopeful if they even don't trust their own system.

The website of the Canadian Medical Association has it's own system for patient information and medical history: Health Portal
The new portal, created by Practice Solutions, a CMA company, allows physicians to register their patients with any or all of the online tools the portal offers - asthma tracker, blood pressure tool and weight tracker and a personal health record. Designed by physicians, the portal also provides secure messaging, ensuring a private channel of communication between patient and doctor.
"This service really shows the role of technological innovation in raising the standards of health care delivery in Canada," said Dr. Brian Day, President of the CMA. "The Health Portal provides a new way for physicians to give each patient the care and attention they deserve while also empowering patients to become active participants in their care."

Here is a screen shot of the patient's dashboard.

You can read the Press release about

1 comment:

Scott Smith said...

I read with great interest your blog about Patient Health Records (PHRs). (MMR) is an advanced PHR and an Integrated Service Provider on Google Health.

Using MMR, complete patient records can be easily faxed, voiced, or uploaded into a password-secured, web-based account. An emergency log-in feature also allows access to your critical medical information in the event of an emergency, and it has a drug interaction database for prescriptions, as well as many other features.

Perhaps you and your readers would like to test drive MMR by signing up for 30 days free using the promotion code TRYMMR.
Scott Smith
Director of Public Relations
10100 Santa Monica Blvd #430
Los Angeles CA 90069
888-808-4667 ext. 123