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CVS Caremark and Microsoft said Friday that they plan to collaborate to offer consumer health care solutions that will allow people to manage their health and wellness, and control their health information.

The application, called Microsoft HealthVault, permits consumers to download a comprehensive list of prescriptions filled at CVS/pharmacy or through CVS Caremark by mail as well as save copies of their health records, including laboratory tests, from visits to MinuteClinic, the retail-based health clinic subsidiary of CVS Caremark, into their individual HealthVault record. It will also be possible to upload personal health data, such as blood pressure or glucometer readings, from HealthVault into CVS Caremark applications for use by pharmacists or nurse practitioners in providing care.

These services are expected to be available to consumers beginning in the fall of 2008.

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