VeriChip Corporation, a provider of RFID systems for healthcare and patient-related needs, announced that its personal health record used in conjunction with its VeriMed Health Link system will be accessible through Microsoft HealthVault, an online platform designed to put consumers in control of their health information. Through this agreement, Health Link members will have the ability to open free HealthVault accounts and input, store, view and interact with their health data. Further, the data within Health Link members' existing accounts will be directly accessible through their HealthVault accounts.
Scott R. Silverman, Chairman of the Company, said, "VeriChip's strategic alliance with Microsoft provides additional benefits to our members by enabling them to seamlessly store all of their personal health records on HealthVault's robust, security-enhanced website. Furthermore, as an approved HeathVault solution provider, this agreement gives us added visibility among HealthVault's member base. For those who have chosen our tamper-proof, safe, 'always on' link to their personal health information, we believe this relationship with Microsoft is a logical expansion of our service."
About VeriChip Corporation
VeriChip Corporation, headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida, markets its VeriMed Health Link System for rapidly and accurately identifying people who arrive in an emergency room and are unable to communicate. This system uses the first human-implantable passive RFID microchip, cleared for medical use in October 2004 by the United States Food and Drug Administration.
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