Microsoft’s HealthVault private on-line repository for well being information and digital medical data has enabled Facebook authentication as an non-compulsory methodology for folks to check in to the system. Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet spotted the news and posted about it this morning.
Connecting Facebook to your on-line medical data may seem to be a watershed second on this period of oversharing. However don’t fear, says the HealthVault crew, Facebook is getting used for sign-in, not social networking.
“With this launch, we’re acknowledging Facebook’s central function in folks’s lives by permitting customers to signal into HealthVault utilizing their Facebook credentials,” writes Microsoft’s “Family Health Guy,” Sean Nolan. “It’s necessary to notice that this does NOT imply that HealthVault info will present up on your wall! As we speak, information solely strikes from Facebook to HealthVault, not the opposite method round — we use your identify, birthdate, and so forth. from Facebook to populate the HealthVault signup kind, however that’s it.”
Facebook authentication is one in every of a sequence of current updates to the HealthVault system, together with cell entry. Extra particulars on the HealthVault developer blog.