A number of HealthCare technology code-fest events are underway. This coming weekend, we’ll be participating in the “Hacking Health” code-fest in Vancouver, BC. We’re also planning to join the “Cajun Code-Fest” in Lafayette, LA, in April. HealthVault, has a lot to offer as a platform for innovative healthcare technology solutions. If you are planning to attend any of these events, please note the following resources. This short-list should help kick-start your thinking. We’re looking forward to the code-fests and participating in white-board discussions around how HealthVault may fit into your solution architecture.
In the USA, initiatives such as Meaningful Use and the Automated Blue Button Initiative are driving innovation in healthcare information systems technology. A key objective is the simple and secure exchange of healthcare information between providers and patients. The Direct Project has produced a reference implementation for trust-based encrypted message exchange that is quickly becoming a standard. HealthVault users receive a free Direct Address and may utilize the HealthVault Message Center to participate in secure Direct communications.
Online services are also generating a great deal of innovative thinking. The ability to compose a solution utilizing a number of online services not only increases the speed of implementation but also the richness of end-user experiences. For example, clinical systems are really just customized Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems. Why not compose these systems utilizing Dynamics CRM Online and HealthVault? Throw in Office365, Skype or Lync, and Windows Azure hosted services and you have a very powerful platform for quickly automating healthcare businesses.
And, of course, contact us if you have a great idea for a HealthVault Application and need a bit of technical assistance getting it going!