Family Health Guy

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

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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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    An incredible eight years, aka “the best summer sausage ever”

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    Usually words come easily to me. When it’s time to write something, I’ll think about it a bit in the shower or on a drive, and then it just kind of happens. Not so this time. I’ve been staring at this empty Word doc for a few days trying...
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    Content vs Transport, 2015 Style

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    I’m afraid ONC has goofed with the changes they’ve proposed regarding the use of Direct secure messaging in the just-released 2015 Voluntary Certification Criteria NPRM . I’ve submitted these comments to them directly (ha, get it?),...
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    A (much) better approach to patient identification

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    Unlike some others, I’m optimistic about the creation of CommonWell and its potential for making more information available to caregivers where and when it’s needed. Not because it’s a new idea, but because I’m lucky enough to...
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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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    How YOU can make families safer, today!

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    I’m really proud of the emergency preparedness feature we launched a few weeks ago . Our approach of making a shared profile available in multiple emergency settings (wallet cards, online codes, MedicAlert , Vitaband , etc.) is really resonating...
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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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    HOWTO set up Office 365 for Direct Project messaging!

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    If you haven’t seen it, we just recently announced availability of a really cool new cloud service called Office 365 . O365 lets users pick from a menu of tools: Office applications like Word and Excel, Document and team collaboration with...
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    Self-Evident

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    If you've ever had to work through even a slightly complicated encounter with our health care system - you know what it's like. You become a combination archaeologist, file cabinet and pack mule, begging providers for copies of your own images, lab results...
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    Sweet! 50% better chance of healthy BP Levels using HealthVault monitoring

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    (This post was recovered after my blog meltdown ...) Wow --- this is just fantastic news . Dr. David Magid at Kaiser Permanente Colorado used a combination of: home monitoring using HealthVault-connected devices, patient self-care with the...
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    Looking for a great coder to help a great cause

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    Just about a year ago we launched the HealthVault emergency prep feature . It’s a great and simple way to collect your family’s information in one place, keep it up to date using automated connections, and make it available in an emergency...
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    MyMedLab + Keas + HealthVault = Awesome

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    Once in awhile I get a glimpse of what healthcare is going to look like in a few years - and it is super-awesome. That happened the other day -- I got to experience what happens when you take two really great consumer health ideas and loosely couple them...
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    NHIN Direct: Losing our way; need small business at the table

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    This last week we held two days of face-to-face meetings for NHIN Direct . The goal was very clear: decide on the base technology underlying the simple push messaging system we've been asked to create. We need to do this so that we can move into the implementation...
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    SMART apps in the EHR --- this is progress!

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    Last week I had the opportunity to visit my old hometown while attending the SMART conference at Harvard Medical School (and as a bonus I got to catch up with my dad at the super-yummy Publick House in Brighton). I always have high expectations of the...
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    A few of the great folks behind HealthVault!

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    Greetings from 35,000 feet en route to sort-of-snowy Toronto --- up early this morning to get back in the saddle after a fantastic break for Thanksgiving in the US. My daughter was home for the first time after leaving for her freshman year at Pomona...
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    I found the secret message!

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    At first I was bothered by this eWeek article "Microsoft HealthVault's Survival Uncertain With Advent of GE Joint Venture" --- but then I realized Brian was just sending a secret message with his tweet: "Microsoft HealthVault certain win in health...
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    Another promise delivered

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    I am super-excited to say that, as of last week, we have officially released the HealthVault service specification under the Community Promise . This means that anybody who wishes to create and operate their own version of the HealthVault service is free...
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    Time for a summer vacation at ONC

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    I’ve spoken at some length about my enthusiasm for the current leadership at HHS and ONC. President Obama has both directly and indirectly engaged some really gifted individuals to help us address healthcare challenges through the use of information...
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    You put your right HIPAA in…

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    Early last May, I posted an entry that described our position regarding the relationship of HealthVault to HIPAA . In short, our interpretation was that HealthVault did not fall under the definition of a Covered Entity or a Business Associate as defined...
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    Health & Fitness in Windows 8.1!

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    Finally today, we’ve started talking more about Windows 8.1 and shared a preview version at the Build conference in San Francisco. There are a ton of changes squeezed into this drop --- amongst other things, I have to admit that as an old man somewhat...
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    What an awesome weekend at Cajun Code Fest!

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    So I’m currently sitting in an extraordinarily cramped seat 23D on the way back home from Lafayette, Louisiana . Ali, Umesh and I had an incredible weekend, capped off with a great evening and just a little excess at Lafayette’s Festival International...
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    Opening up the Vault

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    I've been looking forward to writing this entry for quite awhile. We have been frankly thrilled by the reception that HealthVault has enjoyed since our launch just a few months ago. We've taken a few legitimate lumps over "v1" usability issues (fixes...
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    Even more on CCR "vs" CCD --- we don't need to choose!

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    I've copied below a note I just sent to some of the good folks responsible for setting policy around which standards will be considered appropriate for meaningful exchange of clinical summaries. As I've said many times before , I believe that annointing...
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    HIPAA-potamus

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    In one of those classic if I had a nickel things ... you have no idea how many times I get asked if HealthVault is "covered" under HIPAA . The short answer to that question is, very simply, NO . HealthVault is neither a covered entity or business associate...
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