Microsoft Announces Simple Transfer of Health Data From Google Health Service to Microsoft HealthVault
*Google Health users can send their Google Health profile directly to a HealthVault account using Direct Project messaging protocols.*
REDMOND, Wash. — July 18, 2011 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that people using the Google Health service, scheduled to be discontinued Jan. 1, 2012, can easily transfer their personal health information stored in a Google Health profile to a Microsoft HealthVault account using the Direct Project messaging protocols established by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. The Direct Project specifies a simple, scalable, standards-based way for participants to send authenticated, encrypted health information to known, trusted recipients over the Internet.