You know, I’m starting to think we just may be onto something with this whole HealthVault idea. This afternoon I was talking with a guy who’s writing a pretty broad piece on consumer-driven healthcare, and as I was running through all of the accomplishments of just the last few weeks … I managed to get myself all worked up and excited:
- April 7, New York, NY: New York Presbyterian hospital launches mynyp.org, a robust patient portal powered by HealthVault and Amalga – real patients receiving rich visit summaries they can share with primary and referring providers.
- April 21, Rochester, MN: The Mayo Clinic launches Mayo Clinic Health Manager powered by HealthVault – extending the reach of Mayo’s clinical expertise to family health managers across the country.
- May 6, Toronto, ON: TELUS announces they have licensed the HealthVault platform to provide a consumer-centric health service across Canada – proving that what we are doing is meaningful not just in the US, but around the world.
And of course, these don’t even touch on our enterprise progress, where since HIMSS 2009 we have launched not only Amalga UIS 2009, a major revision of our data aggregation toolkit for healthcare, but Amalga Life Sciences 2009, a brand new product targeted at bioscience research.
Peter doesn’t generally talk much about our products on his blog – but I’m too much of a proud papa to do the same over here. Woo hoo, go HealthVault and Amalga!
Which brings me to the real point of the day. Next month, from June 10th through the 12th, we will be hosting the third annual Microsoft Connected Health Conference here at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, and I really hope you’ll join us.
Now, I’m not generally a “conference guy” – for one thing I’m just way too much of a social hermit to be comfortable in the crowd, but I also get frustrated listening to what often seem like the same speeches at event after event. From the planning I’ve seen so far, I’m confident that this isn’t going to be an issue at the CHC. The team is working super-hard to put together a program that talks about REAL traction – focusing on how REAL organizations are making progress by using technologies like HealthVault and Amalga. And they’re setting up a bunch of formal and informal networking and Q&A time where folks can have real, in-depth discussions around the issues that are helping or hindering that progress – the kind of discussions that you can take back home with you and apply directly to your piece of the puzzle.
My understanding is that I’m on the hook for at least one session and a couple of Q&A panels — I think it’s going to be really useful and a ton of fun. I hope that you will choose to come out and spend some time with us. And if you are there, make sure to say hey if you see me hiding in the corner trying to look inconspicuous.
You can sign up for the conference at the CHC web site, or feel free to use the “email” form at the top right of this page to ask me any questions about the event.