Family Health Guy

In which Sean talks about HealthVault and other cool ideas in Personal Health

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    HealthVault breaks free from the desktop!

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    DANG it is fun to talk about HealthVault --- today the team propped another great release, and this one changes the face of the platform pretty radically. It is going to be really fun to see what new applications start popping up over the next few months...
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    Yes, thanks --- we've heard about Google Health

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    Seems like everybody on the web (or at least in our little Healthcare corner of it) has an opinion on the news that Google Health is shutting down . Just in case you’re thinking about sending me the link --- yes, I’ve heard. :) First off...
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    Just in time for HIMSS: new HealthVault features!

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    Believe it or not, there's more to my life than the Direct Project ! Later this week I'll be hopping a plane to Florida to attend the 2011 HIMSS conference . I'm not much of a show-type person, but they had me cold at "minutes from Disney World...
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    Sweet Opportunity for Health Devices

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    As I posted about a few days ago, we're gearing up for the Connected Health Conference , happening here in Bellevue from June 10 th through 12 th . It looks like a really strong event, with an eclectic mix of participants and speakers showing off real...
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    25 Tubs of Crisco

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    Today is the first day of our 2008 HealthVault Solutions Conference. I am pretty lucky at these things ... Our partner and business teams carry the brunt of the load and, except for a presentation tomorrow and a few Q&A sessions, I just get to sit...
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    It’s all about the pictures: medical imaging arrives at HealthVault!

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    I'm always talking about how lame the health IT landscape is --- and with good reason. But there is one domain in which advances have been consistent and amazing and clearly impactful to care: medical imaging. Our ability to look inside a body and see...
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    This just in: sharing health data is hard.

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    The folks at Google Health have been taking it on the chin this week, after the Boston Globe ran an article about a super-engaged patient named Dave who found a number of pretty nasty surprises when he imported his health information from Beth Israel...
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    Super-simple connectivity with DOPU

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    Our operations team is in the final stages of releasing one of my favorite new HealthVault features to the production systems. "Drop-off / Pick-up" (DOPU for short) is live in the partner environment now and will be ready for public consumption next week...
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    Start sharing information with patients --- today!

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    Last week I had a great time participating in an HHS press event launching the Direct Project . At the event we announced that every HealthVault record would automatically be given a Direct address . This is really cool --- anybody in the country...
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    HealthVault on your iPhone courtesy of iTriage… so cool!

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    Much like families that celebrate both Christmas and Chanukah this time of year, the Nolans are a mixed-platform family. Connor and I use mostly Windows stuff, but Alex and Lara are all Apple, all the time. So while I’ve been crowing about our new...
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    HealthVault --- now fun-size!

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    I am stunned at how many folks have already installed our brand new HealthVault app for Windows Phone . Forget any questions I may have had about the momentum of the mobile platforms; this is where the world is going. The app is meant to be a handy...
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    Awkward Turtle...

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    It's been a classic good/bad day. On the good side --- we announced our relationship with Aetna , which is awesome and a big win for consumers. The American Heart Association also launched their new Heart360 application today, which is a huge step up...
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    Have a cool HealthVault app? Submit it for an MSHUG award!

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    This year at HIMSS the Microsoft Health Users Group will be presenting it's fifteenth annual awards for innovation in healthcare technology. It's a cool program and a great way to get visibility for successful apps and programs. Nominations are open now...
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    Take the stairs!

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    Microsoft Health Solutions works out of a pretty classic suburban office building --- seven total floors, three underground for parking and four for humans. The building is pretty much a rectangle, with a central elevator core and two stairwells, one...
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    HealthVault and Identity Choice

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    My plan had been to blog about this when the feature goes live later in the week. But there's been some online discussion already, and I'm sitting here at the horse show in waiting mode anyway, so it seems like now is as good a time as any to join the...
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    January 13th HealthVault Webinar Recap

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    Wow! We had a great turnout for our HealthVault "State of the Union" webinar on Friday --- it was super-fun to share some of the ideas we've got for getting personal health to critical mass in 2012, and making HealthVault integration the obvious choice...
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    Join us Friday for a "State of the Union" Webinar!

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    On Friday, January 13 th from 9-10am Pacific time, we’ll be holding our first “State of the Union” webinar for the HealthVault community, and I hope you’ll join us! This will be a pretty informal session. I’ll talk a bit...
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    Keep track of moles and skin health with SkinScan for WP7/HealthVault!

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    Right now I’m at 35,000 feet, winging my way across the Pacific towards Oahu on a family vacation we’ve all been looking forward to for a long time now. This’ll be our first time to Ko Olina and I’m totally looking forward to sitting...
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    Again with the Standards Thing

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    David Cerino (General Manager for HealthVault) told me a funny story the other day. He was on a panel at the (very cool, I was told) Healthcare Unbound conference with folks from Dossia and Google, and the conversation turned, as it often does, to "standards...
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    What's the story with HealthVault on Android?

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    Super quick post because it's just too much text to put into a tweet. ;) We get the question a lot --- with the HealthVault iPhone, Windows Phone and Windows 8 mobile apps --- what's the story with Android? Because we're both app and platform, there...
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    Here for the long haul!

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    This is a great day for Microsoft in Health --- the future for Amalga couldn't be brighter (get it, that's a GE lightbulb joke) and I was thrilled to send the note below to our HealthVault ecosystem partners earlier today. I'm all in --- and having a...
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    Who do you trust to defend your data?

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    Today marks the 10 th year of Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Initiative --- which started in 2002 with Bill Gates saying ENOUGH to the wave of security issues that started to explode in the new millennium as the Internet became ubiquitous. A...
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    More on adding Direct patient messaging to an EHR

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    Wow, what a nutty three days at HIMSS. As I said to Martha on the plane home, "enough social interaction to last me the rest of the year." But net-net it was totally worth it ... some great (and inspiring) conversations with customers, productive interactions...
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    Livescape, now with HealthVault, nails mobile life tracking!

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    For me, losing weight is pretty straightforward. Not easy, but straightforward. Eat less than 1,500 calories per day and I’ll start losing. Exercise and it will accelerate a tad. Problem is, tracking calories is a huge pain. This isn’t a new...
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    Disappointed.

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    I thought a lot about whether I should write this one or not. For sure there's a set of people who are going to write it off to competitive jealousy - very possibly starting with the guy I'm writing about. But I think it's a real issue, so we'll just...
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