WALNUT CREEK, Calif., July 14 Longs Drug StoresCorporation (NYSE: LDG) announced today that it has entered into an agreementto connect with Microsoft HealthVault, a consumer health platform for sharinginformation with patients and providers. Working with Microsoft towards aplanned launch this fall, Longs will be one of the first pharmacies to offerconsumers this feature which allows them to access their medicationinformation and, if they choose, share it with others in a security-enhancedenvironment. HealthVault is an innovative platform that creates connectivitybetween patients and physicians, to promote better health, wellness andfitness while allowing the consumer to better manage their health information.
"We are excited to collaborate with Longs to bring people new tools formanaging their health and wellness," said Dr. Jim Mault, director, MicrosoftHealth Solutions Group. "Connecting the Longs.com website with HealthVaultwill offer consumers a simple way to track their medications and share thatvital information with providers as needed."
"Longs has long been a supporter of innovative technologies to betterserve our patients. Providing access to electronic records and teaming withorganizations such as Microsoft serves to empower our patients and we hope,improve their overall health," said Mike Laddon, Longs Drugs SVP, CIO.
Microsoft HealthVault is located on the web at http://www.healthvault.com.
About Longs Drug Stores Corporation
Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, Longs Drug Stores Corporation(NYSE: LDG) is one of the most recognized retail drug store chains on the WestCoast and in Hawaii. The Company operates more than 500 retail pharmacies andoffers a wide assortment of merchandise focusing on health, wellness, beautyand convenience. Longs also provides pharmacy benefit management services andMedicare beneficiary prescription drug plans through its wholly-ownedsubsidiary, RxAmerica, LLC. Additional information about Longs and itsservices is available at http://www.longs.com and more information aboutRxAmerica is available at http://www.rxamerica.com.
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