MIE announced support for Microsoft Corp.'s new HealthVault consumer health platform launched at an event in Washington, D.C.

HealthVault provides consumers with the ability to search, store and connect their health information, simplifying management of their health and wellness.

"As new platforms like HealthVault help consumers harness the power of the Internet to take a more active role in health management, we expect physician practice adoption of Web-based electronic health record (EHR) solutions to accelerate," said MIE Executive Vice President Peter Norder. "Like their patients, healthcare providers are expressing increased interest in online EHR solutions."

MIE built one of the first commercially viable RHIOs in the mid-90's, and today nearly 95 percent of Northeast Indiana healthcare providers can access this infrastructure to exchange clinical messages. The wires and pliers effort required to build this network drove the development of the Minimally InvasiveTM EHR portfolio - a fully interoperable and integrated line of Web-based EMR, RIS/PACS and Document Management products designed to minimize practice upheaval and help physicians realize the maximum return on their EHR investment.

"Companies such as MIE are taking a leadership role in developing EHR solutions for HealthVault," said Peter Neupert, Corporate Vice President for the Health Solutions Group at Microsoft. "The Minimally Invasive EHR portfolio from MIE helps foster the physician adoption of healthcare IT, enabling providers to better connect with patients and caregivers."