Microsoft and TracFone announce mobile health management solution

Microsoft and pre-paid wireless leader TracFone announced today a better way for underserved and high-risk populations to access and keep up with their care, on the go.

A new pilot project, in conjunction with Health Choice Network, will provide Windows Phone devices to diabetes patients to help them better manage their care.

The effort combines enterprise-grade security and privacy features to allow health-related messaging and other communications, while providing appointment reminders with calendar functionality standard on a Windows Phone.

Because the solution will also be running on the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, the mobile health solution will utilize virtual personal assistant Cortana to help set reminders based on time and location, or even tell a patient to fill a prescription when he or she is near the pharmacy.

“This solution brings together the strength of Microsoft’s comprehensive platform and productivity tools in an evolving mobile-first, cloud-first world,” said Michael Robinson, vice president, U.S. Health and Life Sciences at Microsoft.

“Microsoft understands that in order for any mobile solution to make a true impact, it must involve a comprehensive approach,” writes Steve Aylward, general manager of solutions and strategy for U.S. Health and Life Sciences at Microsoft, on the Microsoft in Health Blog. “In technology terms, that means merging mobility and productivity with a patient’s personal health record, all in a secure environment.”

To learn more about the partnership, check out the press release.

Aimee Riordan
Microsoft News Center Staff