Family Health Guy

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Why Consumer Control Really Matters

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    As HealthVault has begun to penetrate into the mainstream clinical arena, the idea of consumer control is beginning to sink in with folks for whom it was really just an abstract idea before. Frankly, it makes many in our industry a touch uncomfortable...
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    Another step forward for data liberation; Check out the SMART C-CDA Scorecard!

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    My job at HealthVault is to be a pragmatist. If somebody has information they want to get into HealthVault, my #1 job is to get it there --- no matter what format it’s in. That means we accept hand-entered data, scans, uploaded files, CDs and DVDS...
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    "Checklists" and Rapid Innovation with Amalga

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    A few weeks ago I was listening to the radio on my way to work and came across an interview with Dr. Atul Gawande talking about his book The Checklist Manifesto . He's kind of taken the world by storm with a really basic idea: maybe if we used simple...
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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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    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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    Cue the John Williams soundtrack…

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    I am not shy about sharing my opinions. Pausing here to wait for laughter to subside. OK. Often that is a positive, and means that I can help push a group to surface important issues that otherwise get swept under the rug. But sometimes it gets in...
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    HealthVault on Windows 8 ... amazingly great.

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    HealthVault means a ton to me --- as you might gather if you see me driving around Bellevue in my new Fiat 500C with the totally awesome custom “HealthVault” racing stripes (thanks Jody !). HealthVault is easy to love … moving us towards...
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    Start to finish: The HealthVault Nickel Tour

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    A couple of weeks ago now we shipped a bunch of new HealthVault stuff --- in particular, we've significantly enhanced the tools available directly on healthvault.com. We had a bunch of our best designers rework the site's content, styling and navigation...
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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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    Totally Wicked

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    Having lived away from Boston now for about twenty years, I've slowly lost most of my Boston habits. I signal when I change lanes, and even caught myself calling Fluff "marshmallow creme" the other day. But the one thing I've never shaken is an affinity...
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    Helping Los Angeles seniors with Kinect and HealthVault

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    This has to be about the most wickedly awesome story ever. This afternoon we released details of a public-private partnership between Microsoft, the Los Angeles Department of Aging , Partners in Care Foundation , and St. Barnabas Senior Services , a non...
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    New Year 2013: Take five minutes to make your family safer

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    While it’s certainly cliché, this really is a great time of the year to “reset” a few things and make sure that each new year is just a little better than the last. Most of us have had a little time off to share food, games and...
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    Engineer By Day

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    Often towards the end of the day, I wander into Umesh's office, sit down with a sigh and lament how much of my time was spent in meetings vs. writing code. It's kind of a ritual --- he typically counters with a story about some new coding fad or technology...
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    Trust me, I'm a patient!

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    In our little world of patient data interoperability, job #1 for the last year or so has been all about getting data out of provider systems. Meaningful Use VDT is a big part of that, and it’s cool to have been in the UK last week learning about...
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    Magic

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    Part of my job is proving to tech folks at potential customers that our products really can do what the sales guys say they do. The things you can make happen using HealthVault and Amalga are pretty fantastic, and naturally people want to know if we're...
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    FIRST Robotics == totally wicked

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    Fair warning, this isn't really a note about healthcare -- except inasmuch as any conversation about innovation and technology in our culture impacts our capacity to actually improve health and wellness over the long term. I took the day off today...
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    Stay on target...

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    It's clear that Microsoft is buckling down to weather a potentially extended economic storm. This is a first time for the Microsoft community, and it has a lot of folks freaked out, especially here in Redmond where friends and coworkers are directly affected...
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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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    Comparative Analysis with Respect to the Comparative Analysis

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    The good folks at Project HealthDesign just published a pretty comprehensive analysis of the state of the art in personal health record technology. There's a lot of information in the report, and despite having a truly hilariously long title at twenty...
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