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Microsoft Seeks RFID Support for HealthVault

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The software giant is encouraging companies to develop RFID applications for the free online medical database service it recently launched. Although Microsoft currently has no RFID partners for its free online medical database service, known as HealthVault, the software company says it is open to including RFID technology in its HealthVault platform, and encourages the RFID industry to innovate solutions. Launched in a beta version on Oct. 4, HealthVault allows consumers to set up their own private health-record repository, and is designed to enable users to manage their health and wellness information online. The personal information a consumer chooses to input is stored in encrypted form. The user sets up personal privacy controls, including a password, and determines which information goes into the account

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