Partnership makes Microsoft HealthVault available to 400,000 at Washington-based clinic; Is Facebook the most powerful digital health application?;

> EvergreenHealth Medical Center in Kirkland, Wash., last week announced a partnership with Microsoft to make the latter's HealthVault online personal health record available to more than 400,000 community residents, Healthcare IT News reports. The partnership is a first for Microsoft. Article

> Is Facebook the most powerful digital health application available? Perhaps, writes physician-scientist and blogger David Shaywitz in a post published most recently on The Health Care Blog. Shaywitz calls Facebook "one of the most promising enabling platforms," citing several examples of its use in healthcare to date (like the much talked about organ-donation initiative). "It's an attractive opportunity that's hard for anyone passionate about health not to like," Shaywitz says. Post

> MedStartr, a company focused on using crowdfunding to help healthcare technology startups get off the ground, is launching publicly this week, according to a post in Forbes. Article

And Finally… I need to spend more time looking at the ground.  Article

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