Healthvault lands in Germany

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

http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/siemens-license-healthvault-german-market

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.

Mike

One response to “Healthvault lands in Germany

  1. I hope they are successful; not because I’m a fan of MSFT, but more because I am not a fan of the current paternalistic and centralized eHealth planning/implementation models. A personal health record puts the power, and more importantly, the responsibility for patient health in their own hands. I think this very fact will lead to better health outcomes for some patients.

    Mark

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