Keep track of moles and skin health with SkinScan for WP7/HealthVault!

Right now I’m at 35,000 feet, winging my way across the Pacific towards Oahu on a family vacation we’ve all been looking forward to for a long time now. This’ll be our first time to Ko Olina and I’m totally looking forward to sitting on the beach drinking, reading, sleeping and occasionally doing something ambitious…


HealthVault on your iPhone courtesy of iTriage… so cool!

Much like families that celebrate both Christmas and Chanukah this time of year, the Nolans are a mixed-platform family. Connor and I use mostly Windows stuff, but Alex and Lara are all Apple, all the time. So while I’ve been crowing about our new HealthVault app for Windows Phone, the peanut gallery here has been…


HealthVault — now fun-size!

I am stunned at how many folks have already installed our brand new HealthVault app for Windows Phone. Forget any questions I may have had about the momentum of the mobile platforms; this is where the world is going. The app is meant to be a handy general purpose tool — optimized for use whenever…


Here for the long haul!

This is a great day for Microsoft in Health — the future for Amalga couldn’t be brighter (get it, that’s a GE lightbulb joke) and I was thrilled to send the note below to our HealthVault ecosystem partners earlier today. I’m all in — and having a great time changing the world with you all….


A great time to set up your Family Health Portrait!

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 good fortune with others. My daughter keeps us in line…


Convenient cash + safety with VITAband … sweet!

Whenever I need a pick-me-up at work, one of my favorite things to do is to surf around on our “Partner App Reviews” site. Before any HealthVault application can “go live,” our support team reviews the experience against a list of requirements. The documents from these sessions, which usually are full of cool screenshots, all…


How YOU can make families safer, today!

I’m really proud of the emergency preparedness feature we launched a few weeks ago. Our approach of making a shared profile available in multiple emergency settings (wallet cards, online codes, MedicAlert, Vitaband, etc.) is really resonating — yippee! Give it a try yourself! But in order for eprep to matter, we have to get the…


Livescape, now with HealthVault, nails mobile life tracking!

For me, losing weight is pretty straightforward. Not easy, but straightforward. Eat less than 1,500 calories per day and I’ll start losing. Exercise and it will accelerate a tad. Problem is, tracking calories is a huge pain. This isn’t a new problem; in college I had a tiny little book I used to approximate calorie…


Another win for real folks — 2D barcodes on vaccines!

Ryan Champlin over at Cook Children’s is a really neat guy. He and his team are super-focused on creating solutions that make things better. They don’t get confused by what’s hard, or not perfect, or messy — not when the end result is taking better care of kids. For the last couple of years we’ve…


HealthVault Emergency Prep: Safer Families

Since 2006 we’ve been building towards a pretty bold vision of families using HealthVault to make their lives healthier, safer and happier. We’ve built a ton of plumbing to set the stage for Microsoft and our partners to realize that promise — creating connections to the healthcare system, adding mobile, medical images, secure messaging, information…