Managing HealthCare Information with HealthVault

21 May

Taking a Holland America cruise to South America and need to find your immunization records? Want to maintain a healthy weight by keeping track of your exercise regimen? Just need a safe place to store all of your medical records and information that could be accessed in an emergency? HealthVault from Microsoft might be the solution for you.

What is HealthVault?

HealthVault is a trusted place for you to organize, store, and share your health information online. And it’s free. HealthVault is accessible through your Windows Live Login and password on a 24/7 basis.

What HealthVault can do for you:

1.You can use it as a safe and secure place to store all of your medical records, including prescriptions, and X-rays.

2.It’s a great way to keep all of your records up to date. This can be most helpful in case of an emergency. You can even print out an emergency card to carry with you.

3.Important information can be shared with caregivers and others you need to consult with about important health issues.

4.You can use this tool to improve your health and fitness by linking it with record keeping devices like a pedometer, that can send data directly to your HealthVault account on a daily basis. How far do you walk on a daily, or monthly basis? How many calories do you burn? Now you will know.

How Secure is HealthVault?

It’s yours and its private; You, decide what goes into it, who can see, use, and share your info, and which health apps have access to it. Take a look at our security policy by going to the link below:

Online Health Apps help you manage your information;

Use online health apps – these websites offer features that help you get more out of your health information. Some help you add information to HealthVault. E.g. pharmacies, labs, hospitals, and clinics that connect to HealthVault let you update your medical information. Some help you analyze your health information. Some apps offer recommendations to keep you at your best. There are over 270 apps online today and more are being added.

How do I get started?

Getting Started Simply go to the HealthVault website at and register or use your windows live ID and password. It is that easy.


for the Holland America Digital Workshop, powered by Microsoft Windows, I am Frank Barcelona, Techspert MS Nieuw Amsterdam


2 Responses to “Managing HealthCare Information with HealthVault”

  1. Robert W. Reed May 24, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

    In 1972 I had the pleasure of taking my first Holland America cruise, a 10-day journey thru the Caribbean to South America. I was traveling alone on the elegant 1938 Nieuw Amsterdam. I still have my room key, cabin 744. A great ship, I was on the 8th to the last voyage of the “Young Lady”. I was a mere 21. I now look forward to cruising again—with Holand America, on The Amsterdam thru the Panama Canal next May. Hope to see you on board this beautiful ship. Warm greetings, Robert W. Reed, Birmingham, Alabama.

  2. John August 24, 2015 at 5:17 pm #

    Note that health vault does not work for residents of Canada or France. Unless of course you use an emulator from another country.
    This was not mentionled in the workshop on the ship. Too bad.

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