Siemens Licenses Microsoft HealthVault
Microsoft reports today that the German conglomerate Siemens has licensed its HealthVault personal health technology platform. Siemens, through its IT services and solutions division, will be the exclusive provider of HealthVault in Germany. Germany will be the third country to adopt the technology, which enables people to store their personal health records in a secure online account and to share their information with their doctors. Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) launched the system in the U.S. in 2007, and the telecom company Telus gained rights to the technology last year to develop an electronic health service for people in Canada.