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Halo and Microsoft HealthVault

Halo Monitoring, Inc™ Connects with Microsoft® HealthVault™
to Provide a More Complete Personal Health Picture for Seniors
 
 Seniors can now choose to have their myHalo™ 24/7 vital signs and ADLs  
securely transmitted to Microsoft HealthVault

 

Contact:
Margie Schaffner
BLASTmedia
317-806-1900 x.116
Margie@blastmedia.com
                                                                                      
 
Huntsville, AL (September 8, 2009) - Halo Monitoring, Inc.™, makers of wireless healthcare technology, announced today the integration of its advanced personal health monitoring and alert system, myHalo™ with Microsoft HealthVault, a personal health technology platform that allows people to privately and securely collect, store and share health information. At their discretion, myHalo subscribers can now opt-in and securely transmit personal health data to HealthVault, allowing approved users, including family, caregivers and professional healthcare providers, to access their health information securely and on demand.
 
Halo Monitoring's product, myHalo, is aPersonal Emergency Response System(PERS) and is the most advanced personal health monitoring and alert system currently available for seniors; it immediately detects when the senior user falls and automatically transmits the alert to casual or professional caregivers, or to Emergency Medical Services (EMS).  It is the only medical alert system of its kind performing automatic fall detection and combined health monitoring.
 
Halo Monitoring currently stores all of the collected users' health information on its own secure Halo Health Server platform. The private data is available to authorized users through a unique and secure Web-page. Now, for users that elect to do so, health information can also be stored in Microsoft HealthVault, allowing myHalodata to be stored alongside other health information that may originate from sources other than the myHalo system. For busy household managers, HealthVault allows the ability to track your entire family's health information, including valuable health data from myHalo, all from a single interface.
 
"This is a great partnership for Halo Monitoring as we share the same mission as Microsoft, which is to put people and families in control of their own health and health information.  Through HealthVault, personal health data from devices and applications like myHalo can now be shared outside of a hospital or healthcare setting." said Chris Otto, CEO of Halo Monitoring. "Safety is an important part of healthcare - especially among seniors and we are very excited to be allowingunparalleled connectivity formyHalo users as well as caregivers and healthcare providers."
 
"Health monitoring devices like myHalo present a huge opportunity to manage more of an individual's health from their home, in close partnership with a provider," said David Cerino, general manager of consumer health in Microsoft's Health Solutions Group. "Connecting to Microsoft HealthVault enables users of Halo Monitoring - and their designated caregivers - to view information collected by the device within the broader context of the personal health and wellness information stored within their HealthVault account.  This holistic view enables physicians to deliver more informed decisions and enables patients to better manage ongoing health concerns."
 
To learn more about Halo Monitoring and the integration with Microsoft HealthVault, please visit www.halomonitoring.com.
 
 
About Halo Monitoring, Inc.
Headquartered in Huntsville, Ala., Halo Monitoring is a user-centric healthcare technology company focused on improving the quality of life for aging seniors and their caregivers. Halo's flagship product, myHalo™, is an advanced personal health monitoring and alert system. Unlike traditional PERS (personal emergency response systems) devices which require seniors to manually press a "panic button," myHalo is a major step forward as it automatically detects serious health problems (such as a person falling) without requiring user participation and can immediately notify designated caregivers and emergency personnel. Halo's mission is to deliver novel and innovative solutions that help seniors maximize their independence, lower healthcare costs, and to remain at home longer.  Website: http://www.halomonitoring.com
 
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Halo Updates

 

Wednesday, September 9, 2009