Forget the Doctor. You Can Have Your Own EMR

This is from an article by Anne Eisenberg in the New York Times:

New tools are being developed that may help harried patients, including those with chronic health conditions, monitor their medications, home tests and other details. The information can then be posted to a Web page that the patient can choose to share with a doctor, pharmacist, friend or caregiver.

Among the products:

  • HealthVault ( by Microsoft lets users upload data directly to their account from about 50 devices, including many blood pressure and heart rate monitors, blood glucose meters and weight scales.
  • NoMoreClipboard ( can draw data from HealthVault to fill in information in medical forms typically required for an initial visit to a doctor.
  • TrialX ( matches patients to relevant clinical trials based on their health information.

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  1. Joe S. says:

    Notice that all this is developing outside the third part payer system.

  2. Nancy says:

    I agree Joe. Third party payment is what is holding everything back. This is the only blog site I know of where this is understood.