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Cleveland Clinic tests health-monitoring technology geared for patients to use

Cleveland Plain Dealer, November 12, 2008

Cleveland Clinic is partnering with Microsoft HealthVault to enable certain patients to monitor chronic conditions at home. These patients will use high-tech devices, home computers, and the Internet to keep Clinic doctors posted on their conditions. The doctors could rely on the information to adjust medications or order aggressive medical care without seeing patients for office visits. Early medical interventions could lead to healthier patients and fewer hospital admissions, lowering costs, say Clinic representatives.