Family Health Guy

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

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    Ready for Sandy? HealthVault can help.

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    My daughter and I are big fans of apocalypse entertainment . In particular, I’m drawn to stories of how “regular” people have to overcome the loss of those little, implicit dependencies we rarely think about --- what happens when your...
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    Windows 8 is HUGE for health … and almost here!

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    HealthVault is all about making health information available everywhere --- something I had a great time reinforcing a couple of weeks ago at Health 2.0 when I built, compiled and ran a HealthVault iPhone app live on stage in just two minutes. My favorite...
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    Another year, another Health 2.0 Shindig

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    Sitting here on Amtrak train 14 --- the Coast Starlight that runs from Los Angeles up to Seattle (I jumped on in Portland for a quick four hour ride home). It’s a wonderful trip, so completely different than the ridiculous cattle call that is travelling...
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    Great content, disastrous logistics!

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    Thanks to all who joined us for the SoTU III HealthVault webinar this morning! I’ve shared our slides below and look forward to following up with folks about our business model, Windows 8 focus, or our health space friends up in Canada. Lots of...
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    Join us for HealthVault State of the Union v3!

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    Wow, time flies --- and the months since our last State of the Union webinar have been particularly big ones for HealthVault . Just off the top of my head … Worldwide expansion , release of the final Meaningful Use 2 rule , launch of the AARP Health...
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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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    Suddenly it’s all about the APIs

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    It’s funny how topics wax and wane in our business … turns out I’ve got a number of events coming up where I’m on tap to discuss the emergence of “APIs” in Health and what it might mean for interoperability and adoption...
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    WOW! Sinovo enables an avalanche of new devices for HealthVault users!

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    HealthVault is about managing our entire health lives, not just the isolated bits that happen in a doctor’s office. For many of us, that includes monitoring conditions at home, over time --- using numbers and trends to keep us safe, find hidden...
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    Wow, talk about great service!

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    HealthVault is a great service to work on --- it's amazing to have such a direct connection between the work I do every day and the people I love. And while there are a ton of frustrations in this business, once in awhile things come together and you...
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    The "Identity Proofing" Distraction

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    The crazy amount of activity going on in the Health IT world is a blessing and a curse. It’s more blessing of course --- Meaningful Use, Blue Button, Direct, Citizen Engagement --- these are all really great advances. But there is a downside, especially...
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    iHealthVault!

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    I have a mixed family --- by which I mean that my son and I use Windows phones, my wife uses an Android and my daughter just got a shiny new iPhone (not to mention the iPod Touches some of us use as well). These devices are with us all the time, and are...
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    Partners continue to drive HealthVault success!

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    It’s been a really great year so far here at HealthVault HQ … we’ve been totally focused on turning all the experiences of our “incubation” years into a scalable, long-term business. That means expanding our presence worldwide...
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    FREE web-based image viewing for cancer patients by MediCle

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    Cancer treatment is just complicated. It’s one of those things where sometimes the right path is obvious, but more often you’re trying something, watching for trends, looking for recurrence, trying something new, and repeating all that over...
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    Back!

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    I’m just back … and still a bit jetlagged … from a fantastic two weeks with my family in Spain. Monday I’m headed into work, and while I’m jazzed to be back with the team, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t dreading...
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    AARP launches its awesome Health Record app for members

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    If you’ve ever heard me give “The HealthVault Pitch (TM),” you’ll have heard me talk about the two key premises underlying the service: In order to be useful, personal health tools need to be connected to clinical data, because...
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    Great stuff at e-Health Canada

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    I spent Monday night and Tuesday up in Vancouver at e-Health Canada 2012 … got to meet a ton of new folks and “re-meet” some old friends. There’s something really great about the healthcare community in Canada; everybody seems...
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    But wait, there’s more (worldwide goodness)!

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    When we launched our Windows Phone HealthVault app a few months ago, I said “Forget any questions I may have had about the momentum of the mobile platforms; this is where the world is going” … but unfortunately “the world”...
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    The Sun Never Sets….

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    Very quietly, while I was far away from the office, getting ready for bed just before midnight at the Park Plaza Victoria after an action-packed day of meetings at the Microsoft UK Reading campus, Jono, Steve, Noah and the rest of the HV team pulled the...
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    Write once, connect everywhere, dammit.

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    This is one of those posts I write to keep myself from banging my head against the table. Again this afternoon I happened into a conversation where somebody was saying “hey, I should connect [HEALTH DEVICE X] to [HEALTH SERVICE Y] and it’ll...
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    For Lupus Awareness Month ... my daughter is awesome!

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    A poem written by my 18 year old ( Pomona -bound!) daughter Alex, in support of Lupus Awareness Month . An Ode to Lupus Oh Lupus, you do suck so bad, ...At times you drive my family mad. It’s not that fun when, due to flares, Not Mom nor I can...
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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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    April 24 HealthVault Webinar Recap

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    Not only is this recap super-late, but it also does not come with the promised recording of the webinar … sorry folks, there is no good excuse here, just me being so excited to get talking that I forgot to press “go” on the recording...
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    HealthVault in Deutschland und darüber hinaus!

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    Read this post in English here . Seit wir 2007 die Gesundheitsplattform HealthVault erfolgreich in den USA gestartet haben, war es unser Ziel, HealthVault auch international verfügbar zu machen. Im ersten Schritt haben wir dazu gemeinsam mit unserem...
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    Exciting News: HealthVault in Germany and beyond!

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    Thanks to our German team for helping me with a translation here ! From day one it’s been our goal to expand the work we’re doing with HealthVault to other parts of the world. The first step was our partnership with TELUS health space in...
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    Double the personal health goodness ... two upcoming HealthVault webinars!

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    Two, count ‘em two upcoming HealthVault webinars … would love to see you for either or both: HealthVault intro for CodeFest Developers Thursday, April 19 10:30-11:30am Pacific We’re getting ready to attend the Cajun Code...
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