Showing posts with label HealthVault. Show all posts
Showing posts with label HealthVault. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

HealthVault for Windows Phone

Dr. Z's Blog - Windows Phone Apps for Microsoft HealthVault Personal Health Record Platform

Sean Nolan reported that HealthVault for Windows Phone is available to Windows Phone users. The app provides mobile access to the health information in your HealthVault account. Use it to track and manage chronic conditions, enter health data on the fly, and keep family emergency information handy. You can also check out a few special apps on Windows Phone, for example, Livescape for keeping track of nutrition, exercise and more, SkinScan for tracking moles, and Weight4Me for watching your weight.

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I'm not sure if this is the eRecord year or not, but I still think, as someone who does track some health stats manually in an XLS, pretty cool and smart. It makes it easy enough to keep up and so you do... Over time that makes a bug difference.

 

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Mole (as in skin) monitoring, advice and expert opinions with SkinScan for Windows Phone 7 & HealthVault

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Mole (as in skin) monitoring, advice and expert opinions with SkinScan for Windows Phone 7 & HealthVault

Family Health Guy - Keep track of moles and skin health with SkinScan for WP7/HealthVault!

The only downside of a beach vacation for those of us with northern European heritage: I’ll be sunburned before I finish checking in at the front desk. Yes, I’ll put on sunscreen, and wear silly Australian sun gear --- but it won’t matter. My folks have both had to have bits and pieces of their skin checked out; the same is clearly in my future.

Enter SkinScan --- a really innovative HealthVault-enabled Windows Phone app from the folks at mySkin.

SkinScan makes it really easy to:

  • Capture images of moles and other blemishes with your smartphone’s camera;
  • Answer a brief questionnaire to determine if the lesion is high risk or not;
  • Upload that information to HealthVault, so you can watch how the mole progresses over time and share the information with dermatologists or other caregivers; and
  • Even send the data to a live “skin scientist” that will provide you with an expert opinion.

Skin care is one of those things where the ability to monitor changes over time is crucially important. Combining the convenience of mobile with the permanence and sharing capabilities of the cloud just makes fantastic sense. When you get a new phone next year, no problem --- your history will still be there in HealthVault, ready to help you answer the question, “is this mole changing?”

Yeah, while lots of people keep talking about personal health, the really great ones are helping to MAKE IT HAPPEN! Kudos to the mySkin team on a super-exciting, super-USEFUL, innovative app. Well done!

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SkinScan

Do you know that your mole may be early signs of skin cancer? One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. Early detection of moles significantly reduce the chance of skin cancer. SkinScan analyzes your moles, tracks their changes, and connects you with dermatologists to get a professional opinion.

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If you've ever had to deal with this (which I have) you'll probably immediately recognize the value in this app and service...

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Microsoft HealthVault SDK v2 released

Microsoft Downloads - HealthVault SDK

"Software Development Kit to assist in the development of HealthVault compatible applications

Version: 2.0.0.0
Date Published: 9/29/2011

Language: English

File Name: HealthVaultSDK.exe, 13.0 MB

The HealthVault SDK contains:

  • .net assemblies for interacting with the HealthVault platform
  • sample applications that you can run from your development machine
  • documentation including a CHM file and a Getting Started Guide
  • Application Manager to create HealthVault applications and manager certificates.

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HealthVault - HealthVault 1109 Release

"We are very pleased to introduce new features such as Emergency Preparedness, Alternate ID APIs, the Health Event Data type, and more.

Following are some of the features and improvements in this release :-

Emergency Preparedness

HealthVault has introduced a number of features centered around emergency preparedness scenarios.

1. Emergency Prep Signup Flow: ...

2. Emergency Profile:  ...

3. Wallet Cards & Profile Sheets: ...

4. Sharing: ...

5. Emergency Access Codes: ...

Alternate ID APIs

For current versions of HealthVault, offline applications must store the correspondence between the application’s concept of a user identity (typically some sort of id) and the HealthVault identity of a user (person id and record id). In many cases this is straightforward but some applications may not have a convenient place to store this information. Alternate ID support provides a way for applications to store this correlation in HealthVault.

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HealthVault Data Type Updates

We are releasing the following data type updates --

New type – Health Events

A number of partner scenarios from tracking the developmental stages of a baby to managing stages of a surgery rehabilitation, have warranted our creation of a type which stores an occurrence of a Health event in a consumers life. You can read details of this type on the HealthVault data type blog, and understand the elements using the HealthVault type explorer.

Updated type – Medical Image Study

The HealthVault Medical Image Study data type enables our customers to store medical image studies in HealthVault.  ...

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For some weird reason I find myself interested in HealthVault. Not sure why. I'm not, nor ever have been, in the medical or related industry nor involved in this project in any way. Still I feel myself kind of drawn to it. Maybe it's the geek in me that rebels at all the paper and manual information transfer (and faxes... really, faxes?) that I see at my Doctor's office. There has to be a better way and maybe I see this as one part of that...