Family Health Guy

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

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    Trust is not Global

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    I have been lax in acknowledging another awesome idea to emerge from recent discussions about how to accelerate progress around data exchange. Just before Thanksgiving (and my daughter's 16 th birthday!), Wes Rishel wrote a post in which he proposed that...
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    Starting with "No"

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    I have been really excited over the last few weeks as our national discussion around healthcare standards and data exchange have taken on a real world quality that has felt lacking in the past. But change is hard to make stick, and John Halamka's blog...
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    Double the Inspiration!

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    Two pretty interesting trips over the last couple of weeks … first, the folks at CHIEF ( Canada’s Health Informatics Executive Forum ) invited me up for a keynote discussion over Memorial Day weekend in Toronto --- and then last week I was...
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    Nice Problems to Have

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    A couple of days ago, we announced that we've expanded the size of the Be Well fund to $4.5 Million ... a 50% increase over what we had planned. We received almost 200 entries, making Be Well one of the most successful programs in Microsoft Research history...
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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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    Patient Linking with the Tigers

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    Spent the day here in DC participating in the HITPC Privacy & Security "Tiger Team" (why is it that every time I try to write HITPC I write HITSP? Too many acronyms!) meeting on patient matching and linking. An interesting and useful conversation...
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    Tryptophan-induced thoughts for Thanksgiving

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    "Careful how you sell her - she really believes this stuff." This is how I was prepped to interview one of our first candidates for Health Solutions, back in the early days of 2006. "She" has gone on to be one of the biggest contributors to HealthVault...
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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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    Go-Live Season

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    The last few weeks before HIMMS are always a flurry of activity in the Health IT ecosystem. I'm not sure if many messages really get through all the noise , but the pressure of having to deliver demos, deals and code definitely makes for a good forcing...
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    More Windows 8 “Sharing” and HealthVault

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    In my last post, I talked about how our Windows 8 HealthVault app integrates with the new “ Sharing Charm ” to do some pretty cool stuff, like sharing photos and other files directly from the Camera to HealthVault. But as great as that stuff...
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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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    Personal Health Information Exchange: the only real answer to interoperability

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    A few weeks ago, I posted (be sure to check out the comments, I’ll explain why later) about how using HealthVault as a personal health information exchange can address the problems of identity matching and consent for movement of data. It’s...
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    Submit your Awesome HV app for an MS-HUG innovation award!

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    Each year, our uber-healthcare group at Microsoft runs an awards program on behalf of the Microsoft Healthcare Users Group (HUG, get it?). It’s a great opportunity to showcase the work that is being done all around the Microsoft ecosystem, including...
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    Tons of Awesome from Kansas City today!

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    I woke up today in beautiful La Jolla, California … not right on the beach but close enough to hear the seagulls and smell the surf in the air. With this at one end and the mountains of the Northwest at the other … it’s pretty hard...
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    How about a REALLY better way to detect drug risks?

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    Jacob Goldstein at the WSJ just wrote a piece about a pilot program that Pfizer is funding to try and help track adverse reactions to drugs once they've hit the market. This is a real problem --- right now, once the clinical trials are done we pretty...
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    A great time to set up your Family Health Portrait!

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    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. It’s just the right combination of family and friends, food and low-stress activity to reinforce the purpose --- a time to reflect on how incredibly lucky we are, and how we might share a bit of that...
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    Know your meds --- automatically!

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    OK, now that everyone has set up their emergency profile in HealthVault … You HAVE set up your profile, right? If not --- go do that now . It takes five minutes and you and your family will be safer for it. You’ll enjoy telling your friends...
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    Secretary Leavitt's Last Word

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    This is a weird time between US administrations. Senator Daschle is shopping for new hand towels for the Humphrey Building , and Secretary Leavitt is packing up his banker's box. It's a time when we get a lot of last-minute attempts to squeeze in that...
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    Springtime in Seattle: check out the 2008 HealthVault Solutions Conference!

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    Way back when I was a Microsoft intern working on a precursor to the Jet database engine , my then-girlfriend-now-wife came out from Florida to visit for a few days. This was a big deal as I was hoping to convince her that Washington would be an "awesome...
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    Medical imagery comes alive on Windows 8!

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    Hands down the most underutilized feature of HealthVault to date has been our ability to store and share full-fidelity DICOM images . Not only is medical imagery incredibly valuable for diagnosis and tracking purposes, it’s also super-expensive...
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    Want to help?

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    Well, that was awesome. I just got home from a wonderful, two week family vacation --- something that is increasingly rare for us as my kids continue to grow into their own lives. We spent time in Maine with my parents, Georgia on the island where my...
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    HealthVault for iPhone v2 --- now worldwide!

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    Since its launch in the United States last August, HealthVault for the iPhone has consistently been one of our highest volume apps. It’s just a darn good app both for daily tracking and for keeping important family information safely in your pocket...
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    Raising the stakes again ... here come the patients!

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    Some days I feel like I ought to send my good friends at ONC a big care package full of Valium. The team there really is doing great work, and frankly I can understand trying to move fast given all the political FUD around health reform, but boy is it...
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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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    ONC testimony on identity proofing; maybe another time!

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    Today the ONC Privacy and Security Tiger Team was supposed to be having a hearing on consumer identity proofing for health. Needless to say the weather put a crimp in that plan, even though it was by teleconference. Since I had my content actually prepared...
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