Speaking at CHC 2011

I’m in Chicago this week to speak at the Microsoft Connected Health Conference, 2011 edition. It’s been nice to get away from the cool and rainy northwest and spend some time in Chicago,where the weather has been… well, it’s been cool, and rainy, though the rain has been a bit torrential at times. We are…

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HealthVault Event Notifications

The HealthVault platform now provides the ability to notify applications when specific conditions are met. A scenario A blood-pressure-tracking application wants to be notified whenever a new blood pressure measurement is added to any of the user records that the application has access to, so it can perform some operation with the data. With previous…

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HealthVault 0908 SDK Highlights…

The 0908 SDK has dropped, and I’d like to talk about some of the highlights of this release. SODA The big one is SODA, our name for the ability to write non-web-based HealthVault applications. SODA leverages our master/child application infrastructure in a different way, and will provide some nice additional capabilities (I have an app…

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Introduction to HealthVault Development #13: More more than one person

In the last installment, we modified our application so that it could switch between family members for data display and entry. This time, we’re going to add a table at the top that shows the current weight for all family members. We add the table right after the <h1> title: Family Summary <br /> <asp:Table…

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Introduction to HealthVault Development #12: More than one person…

WeightTracker has gotten popular, and we have a new scenario. Our users would like us to extend our application so that they can easily enter weights for each member of the family. This will require us to delve a bit more deeply into users, records, and authentication, and we’ll also explore the HealthVault shell a…

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Rekeying the HealthVault/Amalga USB Key

If you attended the connected health conference last week, you got a USB key with a combination lock on it, so you could protect your important data against those with less than 10 minutes of free time, or those with very little imagination. But to get this protection, you’ll need to change the combination to some…

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Suggest a HealthVault topic…

Is there something about HealthVault that you find confusing? If so, add a comment to this post, and I’ll try to cover it in a future blog post.

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Introduction to HealthvaultDevelopment #11: Data filtering

The users are unhappy. The weight tracking application worked pretty well initially, but now that they’ve been using it daily for a few months, it’s showing them too much information. They would like it to show the recent results. That will take us into filtering… Filtering is done using the aptly-named HealthRecordFilter class. Thus far,…

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Introduction to HealthVault Development #10: Adding additional data to healthvault

We have a new user request. One of our users would like to store how hungry he whenever he enters a weight value. We head off to the HealthVault MSDN page, go to the learn page and then the reference page, and then choose HealthRecordItem Type Schema Browser. This page talks to the developer platform…

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Introduction to HealthVault Development #9: Optional Authorization

This week, we have a new customer request. One of our customers wants to track her mood on a daily basis. We can do this by using the Emotion data type, but after talking with our broader customer base, we find that some of them don’t want this information displayed by the application. What to…

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