BELLEVUE, Wash., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Akvelon announces Health Guard, the first consumer-focused Windows Phone 7 mobile application designed specifically for Microsoft's newly released HealthVault™. Health Guard allows health-conscious consumers to manage their HealthVault account data on the go.
Health Guard represents an exciting new avenue in the ongoing struggle to provide high-quality long-term medical care by empowering patients to actively manage their own health data. Health Guard users can update and track a variety of health metrics, including weight, blood pressure and glucose levels. The data is automatically uploaded to HealthVault, which provides secure information storage and dedicated links to healthcare professionals.
"The Windows Phone platform provides rich user experience and tight security, which help mitigate the ever-increasing privacy concerns among mobile users," says Akvelon's CEO Sergei Dreizin.
Akvelon's Health Guard combines the flexibility of a mobile app with the enhanced security of Microsoft HealthVault. The application follows the strict security and privacy compliance guidelines enforced by HealthVault, requiring explicit user authorization to access health records.
Health Guard gives authorized medical professionals access to real-time data, making it easier to monitor the health of patients with chronic conditions. Researchers expect this user-generated medical data to provide new insights, while health care providers are excited by the opportunity to customize patient care.
The Windows Phone 7 provides a state of the art technology platform, enabling Akvelon to develop a visually rich application with an intuitive user interface that integrates easily with other Microsoft solutions.
Akvelon presented a demo version of the application at the Microsoft Connected Health Conference 2011 in Chicago, IL on April 28th. Attendees were impressed by its sophisticated programming and user-friendly interface.
"This is now part of our vision for improved health outcomes and consumer empowerment through connected health," a Microsoft HealthVault Program Manager remarked after watching the Health Guard demonstration.
A pioneer in mobile applications for the healthcare industry, Akvelon believes in the emerging market for mobile applications that help customers work with their Microsoft HealthVault. Mobile technology is increasingly popular with healthcare IT organizations because of its potential to reduce costs while creating new opportunities to better serve patients.
Download Health Guard from the Windows Phone Marketplace.