Family Health Guy

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

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    You had me at free (since 2007)

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    Yesterday's Financial Times article Microsoft drops US HealthVault profit plans has been making its way through the social media machine with remarkable efficiency --- it's appeared at least a couple of dozen times on my Twitter feed already. Problem...
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    Press the button!

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    11:18pm, and I'm just closing up shop on a pretty incredible day at the Health 2.0 conference . Not only did I talk to a bunch of great folks and get to show of our integration of clinical and CHDI data with Amalga (I'll blog more about this awesomeness...
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    Walk This Way

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    This is a fun one --- one story with two super-cool angles to it. First --- a few days ago we launched a great new HealthVault application . It's called "Walk Me" and the idea is simple. Just start counting your steps - a little thing that research...
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    Direct and DNS – systems design is hard (let’s go shopping!)

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    I've designed quite a few software systems in my career, and there's an interesting dynamic that happens every time. We're there with the Direct Project now, and I'm pretty confident the only thing that will get us beyond it is real live projects successfully...
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    Thanksgiving --- twice!

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    Last Wednesday evening, I was going to sit down and write a quick post about my family's great Thanksgiving break at Disneyland , where we recharged and got to see World of Color for the first time (as well as rock the all-time high score on Robotron...
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    Continua in da house!

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    Thursday is the first full day of the 2009 Microsoft Connected Health Conference here in Bellevue ... there were a few events today, but things really get underway tomorrow at 9am with Peter's keynote and an opening panel including Uwe Reinhardt , David...
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    Help us create the future of healthcare!

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    I really, really believe in HealthVault . I’m six years into the adventure, and it’s been a little more than four since the service officially launched in October 2007 . I wish everybody had a HealthVault record --- but they don’t...
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    Check out our HDI submission: Citizen-Centric Medical Imaging

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    We’ve participated in the both the first and second Health Data Initiative forums (in 2010 we submitted a cool use case combining air quality with inpatient data , and last year I served as a community judge ). Honestly I wasn’t really sure...
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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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    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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    OK, now we’re getting somewhere!

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    For most of us, the doctor we picture in our head is pretty different from the one that HIT vendors sell to. Most of the love goes to big health systems like Kaiser and Mayo that can afford to spend ridonkulous amounts of money on technology. It’s...
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    I am in love with my Withings blood pressure monitor.

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    Last year I wrote about my Withings bathroom scale --- a fantastic piece of hardware that I’m still using today, happily sending measurements up to my HealthVault account over my home network. The proof of its awesomeness is how little I think about...
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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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    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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    Why we keep at it.

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    One of the things I always get asked in interviews is, “How many HealthVault users do you have?” The answer rolls off of my tongue without even thinking about it. Personal health engagement is a new concept for people, and we’ve always...
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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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    Saving real money with HealthVault

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    Quick and fun anecdote ... I was talking to the HealthVault team leads this morning, working through strategy for the upcoming fiscal year. Our test lead Dan mentioned in passing that HealthVault had saved him $575 the other day. Pretty cool, so I asked...
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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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    HealthVault as a platform for research development

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    Greetings from Alaska flight 3, Reagan National to Seattle-Tacoma, seat 16C. I’m on my way home after a great day at the Institute of Medicine’s Digital Learning Collaborative workshop. The overall goal behind the conversation was to identify...
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    Momentum: Connectivity and "Direct-to-Clinical"

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    Data connectivity is key to HealthVault's ultimate success. Before people can do great things with consolidated health information, they have to have consolidated health information. Many great consumer-focused efforts in health fail -- not because they...
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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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    Woo Hoo ... it's a pilot party!

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    Speaking of a bias for action.... Just a few weeks ago I was down in San Diego visiting with a great group of people to discuss how to best light up patient-based Direct messaging for a set of pilot projects organized by the National Association for...
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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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    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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    King of the Road

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    My Dad was a big runner for most of his adult life. When I was pretty small, I stood at the Boston Marathon finish line watching him come into sight -- he had this wobbly-armed gait that was unmistakable even from a huge distance. These days his knees...
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