Your health information may be added to a PHR in HealthVault several ways:
HealthVault Health Information
You can view, edit, or enter the health information in a PHR by first clicking Health Information (on a PHR home page) to get to the Health Information page.
There you can
- view specific health information by clicking on the name of the information item (e.g., Allergy, Blood Pressure Measurement, Medication),
- edit information already in the PHR by clicking the name of the information item and then clicking the the particular entry (e.g., Allergy to peanuts),
- add new health information by clicking the plus sign (+) to the right of the name of the information item, clicking the Add: button, and entering the information.
Using the Blue Button technology, health information may be transmitted and entered, electronically, into the PHR in HealthVault, thereby avoiding manual entry of the some, perhaps even much, of your health information.
Of course, some manual action must be performed for the information to be transmitted and entered into the PHR. With Blue Button, you must click on the the Blue Button on the the Medicare, Tricare, provider, or insurer website and download the information. Alternatively, a Blue Button file might be sent to you as an email attachment.
Once you have the file you will upload it to the PHR by clicking on the Health Information Page the plus sign (+) to the right of Documents (File), Choose the file with the Blue Button data you downloaded, add a Description, and click Save.
Entering health information which is in a file in the Continuity of Care Record (CCR) or Continuity of Care Document (CCD) format is another possible alternative. How you acquire the CCR/CCD file may differ from one provider or insurer to another. It might be obtained by clicking on a link on a website or it might be sent to you as an email attachment.
In either case, once you have the file you will upload it to the PHR by clicking (on the Health Information Page) the plus sign (+) to the right of Continuity of Care Record (CCR) or Continuity of Care Document (CCD), Choose the file with the Blue Button data you downloaded, add a Description, and click Save.
Another way to manually enter new information is via one or more HealthVault-enabled apps. A number of them are designed to make manual entry easier and more complete. In addition, some of them have their own version of the HealthVault in which your health information is also stored.
For more information about the apps, visit HealthVault Apps page and click on LEARN MORE for any app you might want to consider.
Advisory. One problem that you may encounter [I did] is duplication of information entered by more than one means. For example, medication information entered with one app and then by another may be duplicated in HealthVault. According to Microsoft, it is the responsibility of the apps to avoid duplication of information.
[I entered medication information first via Heart360 and then via noMoreClipboard , and that resulted in duplicate entries for some medications. I am waiting for a response from noMore Clipboard regarding this problem.]