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Microsoft Health and Band data added to Medelinked

Steve Rogerson
August 23, 2016
 
Wellness summary data from Microsoft Health app and Band wearable have been made available in Medelinked to help users manage their own and their family’s health.
 
In use in more than 80 countries around the world, Medelinked ensures that an individual’s health record is secure, complete, under their control and always available at the point of care, accessible via PC, Apple Mac or any iOS or Android tablet or smartphone.
 
Microsoft Health and Band let users collect and view their data about step counts, workouts and even sleep quality in the mobile app and web dashboard. Vivid, understandable charts help users get to know their current fitness level and discover changes at a glance.
 
Integration with Medelinked also provides peace of mind that if they need urgent medical treatment at home or abroad, their secure medical history can be quickly and safely accessed and shared from their iOS or Android mobile device.
 
Managing all health data in one place helps individuals securely track, monitor and improve their health state, ensuring their latest health data are accessed and enabling the provision of the best possible care, keeping individuals in control of their own health. It also provides a scalable platform for device manufacturers to add value to their offerings, increase their range of services and deepen customer engagement.
 
Microsoft Health and Band join other Medelinked integrated services such as Garmin Connect, UP by Jawbone, Samsung S Health, Nokia-Withings and iHealth in enabling users to record data directly into their Medelinked health record but also include a range of medical details including allergies, conditions, immunisations, medications and tests and the ability to store clinical standard Dicom MRI scans and x-rays to complete their health profile as well as storing insurance and other documentation.
 
Using Medelinked, individuals can also create personal and family health profiles online that are secure, locate healthcare specialists and connect and share their health records with their network of trusted health partners and providers, including doctors, dentists, physiotherapists, trainers, insurers and clinical researchers.
 
Patients’ medical records are held securely using the Medelinked Health Cloud system. The user has sole control over the information that is stored and whether they wish any healthcare individual or organisation to view any part of their medical history.
 
The user can also choose any information they would like to store in a password-protected emergency records area, which a chosen family member or colleague can immediately access in the event of an emergency.
 
"We are now seeing a dramatic shift in healthcare,” said Ian Gallifant, founder and CEO of UK-based Medelinked. “Individuals have a heightened interest in their own wellbeing and are increasingly interacting with personal technology to manage their lives.”
 
Making a difference, he said, started with such health information being stored in an easily accessible way and providing users with the ability to add to their records and share information easily with the healthcare professionals they locate and choose, to ensure the best advice is given based on previous history, wherever they are around the world.
 
“Adding Microsoft Health and Band to the host of apps, sensors and devices that integrate with Medelinked ensures customers are in control of their health,” he said. “Personal, portable electronic health records are the way forward for improved healthcare and better outcomes in the future.”
 
Microsoft Health helps users live healthier by giving actionable insights into how their physical activity benefits their overall health. They can view data and insights about step counts, workouts and even sleep quality in a mobile app and a web dashboard. Easy-to-understand graphs chart data that are important to help understand current and changing fitness levels.
 
Built in the cloud, Microsoft Health continuously evolves to offer more valuable data over time. As users view their activity data, it helps identify opportunities to meet goals through observations of fitness levels. As fitness levels and goals change, insights change as well.
 
Microsoft Health data can be synced with apps such as MyFitnessPal, Strava, RunKeeper and MapMyFitness. Users can be inspired by curated workouts from Gold’s Gym, Shape and Men’s Fitness. As the number of partnerships grow, the easier it will be to manage health and meet wellness goals.
 
Using Microsoft Band gives full access to the power of Microsoft Health. Microsoft Band tracks heart rate, steps, calorie burn, workouts and sleep quality with eleven sensors. Using Microsoft Band data, Microsoft Health gives access to summaries and charts of health and fitness gains over time, as well as personal, valuable insights. Microsoft Band works across platforms on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone.
 
Leveraging mobile technology and the cloud, the Medelinked personal health record platform aims to increase health care efficiency and effectiveness and to improve health outcomes continuously. Managing all health data in one place helps individuals securely track, monitor and improve their health state, ensuring their latest health data are accessed and enabling the provision of best possible care.
 
Using Medelinked, individuals can request appointments and connect and share their health record with their network of trusted health partners and providers.
 
It also enables patients to communicate securely via email, voice, text, video and instant messaging with doctors and other medical professionals and enables medical professionals to connect and communicate securely with each other to get a rapid overview of their patient or client’s history, including being able to access medical reports, records, messages, x-rays and Dicom scans with automatic updating of patient records after every consultation.