Longs Drug Stores Adds Consumer Access

Walnut Creek, Calif. Longs Drug Stores has partnered with Microsoft HealthVault, a consumer-health platform that shares information with patients and healthcare providers.

Using the Microsoft feature, Longs customers will be able to gain access to their medication information and share that information in a secure environment with their healthcare providers.

The new service is expected to launch in fall 2008. According to Longs, it is one of the first pharmacies to provide this consumer access to health information.

In a prepared release, Longs’ senior VP and CIO Mike Laddon said, “Providing access to electronic records and teaming with organizations such as Microsoft serves to empower our patients and we hope, improve their overall health."

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