Microsoft Corp., the world's greatest software system maker, have joined with Kaiser Permanente, the biggest U.S. non-profit-making wellness direction organization, to spread out its HealthVault online medical records program.
Kaiser will offer 156,000 of its employees the chance to prove the new program, which will compound Kaiser's online wellness records with Microsoft's applications for monitoring weight, allergic reactions and other medical data, the companies said today in a statement.
The agreement cavities Microsoft against Google's Google Health programme and Web land site operators, such as as Health Records Online. Microsoft doesn't complaint for the service, which may pull more than traffic to its Web sites, said Simon Peter Neupert, frailty president of Microsoft's wellness solutions group.
Microsoft is competing with Google for a bigger share of the online advertisement market, which Microsoft states may almost dual to about $80 billion worldwide by 2010.