A little more than a year ago I attended Microsoft session on Healthvault and asked about their business model; ie, how did they plan to make money? Part of the answer involved licensing deals in countries with publicly funded healthcare systems. While we have seen the first non-US implementation in Canada, it is not yet clear when we will see a provincial gov’t step to paying for healthvaults for its citizens. Just recently, Microsoft has announced a partnership with Siemens to roll out Healthvault in Germany
The article was light on details about revenue generation. However, I think that this news shows that there is still strong interest in Healthvault and we will yet see large scale deployments that somehow support electronic exchange of data with publicly funded eHealth systems.