Family Health Guy

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

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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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    Welcome FitnessSyncer! (AKA Why ecosystems are awesome)

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    The important part of this post Woo Hoo! US-based users have a great new option for connecting fitness data to HealthVault --- go check out FitnessSyncer for a free account to integrate information from: Garmin Connect MapMyFitness (And all...
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    HealthVault Emergency Prep: Safer Families

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    Since 2006 we’ve been building towards a pretty bold vision of families using HealthVault to make their lives healthier, safer and happier. We’ve built a ton of plumbing to set the stage for Microsoft and our partners to realize that promise...
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    Things are Pretty OK

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    I've been having an email discussion this weekend with some folks on the team about what "success" looks like for HealthVault ... kind of like those freshman-year-of-college things where you stay up all night and have pretentious debates about the impacts...
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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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    Zweena takes away your last excuse …

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    So much bubbling in the world of HealthVault … hard to keep track of it all, and I’m way behind on my things-to-post-about list. But I have to pop this one to the top because it is just totally awesome. I’ve posted many times about...
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    CHDI and Amalga --- two great tastes that taste great together!

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    One last post about Health 2.0 this year. In addition to all the Blue Button cheerleading, I had an opportunity to showcase Microsoft Amalga combining (anonymized) clinical information with CHDI indicators to deliver some pretty cool insights. For my...
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    Hey -- was that just an HIT Standards breakthrough?

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    I spent Thursday last week at the HIT Standards Committee's inaugural " Implementation Workgroup " meeting in Washington DC. The purpose of the meeting was for the committee to hear perspectives from folks who are "on the ground" and could offer real...
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    You need a Data Asset -- not a Data Warehouse

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    Last Friday, I had a chance to speak, along with Dr. Craig , to a pretty cool group of folks in Washington DC about how we think about creating data-centric assets, and why we think it's important to inject some new concepts into our national conversation...
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    Watch out for the black helicopters…

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    OK, let's just get this over with once and for all. Why haven't we joined Continua ? And why did we move forward with a device strategy for HealthVault if we (raise one eyebrow here) aren't out to corner the world market on peak flow meters? Pardon the...
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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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    I am in love with my Withings scale.

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    Every Monday, the folks who manage our HealthVault partner relationships have a meeting called "What's Going On?" where they talk about the applications and devices that have "gone live" in the last week, issues that partners are facing we need to be...
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    A new champion for HealthVault developers

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    I’m quite excited to be able to point you at Ali Emami’s inaugural post over at the HealthVault developer blog. Ali has taken on the role of technical lead for the HealthVault app platform --- meaning that he’ll spend all day making...
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    Hello, Health Statements!

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    After getting home from HIMSS Thursday night, barely making it through work on Friday, and sleeping pretty much all day today, I’m finally feeling close to normal again. What an insane week --- our little four-person HealthVault contingent was not...
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    MU stage 1, 2, 3, 50, whatever. Bring it on --- HealthVault is waiting.

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    Never before have I been part of a community where the ratio of “talking” to “doing” is so out of balance. The Meaningful Use Stage 2 proposed rules up the ante on patient engagement, and in a study just released by NeHC , 95%...
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    Quantified Self, CHECK!

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    I am so psyched about this post that I’m literally bouncing up and down in my chair. That may be partially a hangover from watching Pacific Rim on the enormous Boeing IMAX screen at Pacsci … but only a little, because I get to announce something...
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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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    Meet the Smiths!

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    Working on HealthVault is just a ton of fun. There are lots of reasons for this --- helping real people live better lives is a pretty good gig --- but a key one comes down to the people on the team. Folks just seem to go the extra mile and it makes for...
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    Headed to the gym? Stay motivated with new awesome from Precor and HealthVault!

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    One of my New Year’s resolutions was to not pile onto the torrent of “resolutions” blog posts and tweets. ;) But it’s late enough in the month, and our news with Precor is awesome enough, that I think I’m justified in sharing...
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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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    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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    HealthVault as a Personal HIE

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    Yesterday my colleague Dr. Bill Crounse wrote a great blog post about how --- perhaps --- we could accelerate progress in health data sharing by “starting over” with a patient-centric approach. This post won’t make much sense without...
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    Listen to Dory --- just keep swimming!

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    John Moore wrote an interesting post this weekend asking if Google Health was at risk of shutting down - and wondering if the resulting lack of competition would cause us here at Microsoft to let HealthVault stagnate. John is really good at bringing up...
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    Another win for real folks --- 2D barcodes on vaccines!

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    Ryan Champlin over at Cook Children’s is a really neat guy. He and his team are super-focused on creating solutions that make things better. They don’t get confused by what’s hard, or not perfect, or messy --- not when the end result...
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