Family Health Guy

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

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    Love the code; Love the crawfish!

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    Good very early morning from gate 1 at Lafayette Regional Airport , waiting for my flight home after a great visit to the second annual Cajun Codefest . As I gushed last year , this is a truly special place with a combination of awesomeness that I’ve...
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    You want even more good news for patients? We’re here to please!

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    I love it when a plan comes together . What started in a pretty featureless meeting room in 2009 is finally coming to fruition in the real world, as Direct messaging makes its way into the hands of real providers and real patients. This is the fun part...
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    Super-enthused about Blue Button in pharmacies… I think

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    As the old saw goes, we were Blue Button before Blue Button was cool. We were part of the Markle workgroup where the concept was born, and at the very first Community Health Data Initiative conference we demonstrated how veterans could upload their BB...
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    Talking to the feds about VDT

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    Last week I had the privilege to speak to the Information Exchange Workgroup of the HIT Policy Committee about our experiences with the "View, Download and Transmit" requirement in Meaningful Use Stage 2. Even though I (HealthVault) was the only consumer...
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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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    How we spent our holiday vacation at HealthVault

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    Our most recent HealthVault release dropped to production right at the end of November, which left us with a bit of an awkward period of time before starting in earnest on the next one. With hundreds of different apps connecting to HealthVault, we always...
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    MS-HUG awards time again ... bring it!

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    Every year at HIMSS the Microsoft Health Users Group awards their innovation awards. Past winners have been pretty awesome --- of course I'm partial to some of the HealthVault -based winners like Heart360 and SkinScan , but from top to bottom we see great...
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    HxRefactored 2014: "Health is hard; let's go shopping!"

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    Finishing up a long week away from home waiting for my flight home from Toronto – can’t wait to get back to the Northwest. Will be getting up bright and early tomorrow for one last skiing day with my son at Crystal ! Gonna be awesome. It...
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    What's Next!

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    OK, just one more post here! In between time relaxing with the family and getting to know all the great kayaking spots around King County this summer, I was introduced to the incredible work and team at Adaptive Biotechnologies and have accepted a...
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    OK, for reals this time, last post here ....

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    ... to say, please join me at my new home! I'll be blogging at http://importimmunity.wordpress.com and tweeting as @importimmunity . Two months in, and Adaptive Biotechnologies is the most fun and biggest challenge I've had in years. Loving the biotech...
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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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    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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    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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    Have a cool HealthVault app? Submit it for an MSHUG award!

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    This year at HIMSS the Microsoft Health Users Group will be presenting it's fifteenth annual awards for innovation in healthcare technology. It's a cool program and a great way to get visibility for successful apps and programs. Nominations are open now...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    A critical tool for Virginia residents

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    We’ve done some great work to help ensure folks have their medical information available in an emergency (hopefully you’ve already filled out eprep profiles for you and your family). However, there are times when that information isn’t...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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