Healthcare is becoming much more consumer focused. Today’s patients want to be more directly involved in their care and in making decisions about their health. In October 2007, Microsoft launched HealthVault, a Web-based environment of new online services to help people search, store, and connect with their health information. HealthVault enables patients to have a copy of their own health information, have control over it, and have the ability to securely store and share their information with whomever they choose.
In this special video edition House Calls, Bill Crounse, M.D. and his guests discuss Microsoft HealthVault and HealthVault Search, the latest tools from Microsoft helping to improve the way people find, organize, and use health information.
Peter Neupert is corporate vice president of the Health Solutions Group at Microsoft Corp., where he is responsible for Microsoft’s collaboration with the healthcare system to address global infrastructure issues of significant scale.
Neupert first joined Microsoft in 1987, when he headed up the OS/2 development team. Three years later he took over Microsoft's operations in the Far East, including establishing the first Asian research and development (R&D) laboratory. He also negotiated Microsoft's deal with NBC, creating MSNBC.
In 1998, Neupert took Drugstore.com from concept to launch in seven months. He served as president and chief executive officer of Drugstore.com Inc. from 1998 to 2001, and as chairman of the board of directors from 1999 to 2004. Neupert also served on President Bush’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) from 2003 to 2005. On that committee, he co-chaired the Health Information Technology subcommittee and helped drive the report Revolutionizing Health Care Through Information Technology, which was published in June 2004 by PITAC. Neupert re-joined Microsoft in 2005.
Sean Nolan is chief architect and general manager for the Health Solutions Group at Microsoft Corp., where he directs all aspects of product development and operations for the consumer health platform.
Nolan first began his career at Microsoft in 1991, as the development manager for the original Microsoft Network (MSN) client tools and the conversion to Internet technologies. Nolan joined Drugstore.com in 1998, and in 2000, he was named vice president of technology and chief technical officer for Drugstore.com. Nolan led the design and implementation of Drugstore.com’s award-winning e-commerce systems. While there, he was honored as one of the nation’s Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2001 by Computerworld magazine. Before rejoining Microsoft in 2006, Nolan co-founded a number of technology ventures, including Software Poetry Inc., a software and management consultancy, and Cognisoft Corp., where he was the architect of one of the first Web-based knowledge management systems.
HealthVault virtual press room