Diet.com Enters Strategic Collaboration to Support Microsoft HealthVault
BOSTON — October 4, 2007 — Diet.com (www.diet.com) has joined Microsoft Corp. in a strategic relationship in support of the newly launched Microsoft HealthVault consumer health platform.
In this relationship, Diet.com Trackers, which currently include Diet.com Calorie/Meal Tracker, Diet.com Weight Tracker, and Diet.com Blood Glucose Tracker, will be incorporated into HealthVault. The trackers will enable users to share information with physicians, nurses, caregivers, family members, friends, and third party applications.
“Consumers come to Diet.com for practical weight loss solutions and tools for living a healthy life,” said Mike Zhang, President of Diet.com. “By connecting with Microsoft HealthVault, a new generation of consumer platform for better health management, we are confident that the Diet.com users will benefit significantly from a streamlined solution in sharing information with their health care providers.”
HealthVault is built on the principle that people should control their own health data and have the ability to share information with whomever they choose, in an environment of enhanced security and privacy. The platform delivers technology solutions to help people live better, longer lives by enabling people to make the best health & wellness decisions.
“Industry-leading companies such as Diet.com have developed valuable tools for use with HealthVault,” said Peter Neupert, Corporate Vice President of the Health Solutions Group at Microsoft. “With our cooperative efforts, we are able to provide consumers the ability to share information with whomever they choose.”
Diet.com is an online weight loss destination site that offers an active user-driven support community along with a lifestyle-based weight loss program. Diet.com organizes weight loss challenges throughout the year with each challenge lasting 8-12 weeks. In addition, Diet.com offers free expert advice and diet tools through boards, daily blogs, diet podcasting, and other community channels.
For more information, press only:
Lauren Alford, www.Diet.com
Diet Health, Inc.
LaurenA@diet dot com