Microsoft Health vs. Google Health

Craig Stoltz writes in the Washington Post:

Personal health records, or PHRs, were all the buzz at last week’s health-tech conference in San Diego — especially recent entries by Google and Microsoft that have the rest of the industry energized, focused and at least a little bit frightened.

Bill Reid, director of Microsoft’s HealthVault program, described the effort to integrate information technology into personal health care as a “long journey. We’re just at the front end of the process.” Was this an acknowledgment of the complexity of the task ahead? Or a way to reduce expectations about the software giant’s big investment?

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