HealthVault Developer Updates

As a part of the broader Healthcare NeXT announcement, the HealthVault team is excited to announce new features which are available in the HealthVault Preproduction Environment today. A new HealthVault SDK has been published to the HealthVault.NET Nuget package feed. There have been no changes to any other SDKs. .NET samples have been published under…


HealthVault + Your Web Service + Your Client Apps

Cloud hosted services such as HealthVault, Windows Azure, Office365, Dynamics Online, and others provide a great canvas upon which to compose both consumer and enterprise solutions. In this article, we’ll establish a foundation upon which to “front-end” a number of HealthVault solution scenarios. We’ll illustrate the use of a web-service (hosted on Windows Azure, of…


HealthVault Library for Windows Store C#/XAML Sample

The HealthVault for Windows Store application is now among the most popular Windows Store applications.  You can utilize the same underlying class library to develop your own HealthVault integrated Windows Store solutions.   A recent blog post details availability and usage of the HealthVault Library for Windows 8.  The library itself is available via Codeplex and…


Revisiting Connectivity Models and Solutions Architectures

Over the past few weeks, we’ve participated in healthcare solution development events at the University of Louisiana and in Silicon Valley.  These events were designed to spark healthcare informatics innovation using team-competition and incentives, including cash prizes.   We enjoyed many aspects of these events (Fred Trotter’s soap-box session stands-out) and consider it a privilege to…


HealthVault at Convergence

The HealthVault team recently presented session CSCRM26 at the annual Microsoft Dynamics Convergence conference.  Our session is entitled Improving Healthcare Outcomes with Microsoft Dynamics CRM & HealthVault.  Specifically, we demonstrated a chronic condition population management clinical system solution composed using online platform services including Microsoft HealthVault and Microsoft Dynamics CRM.  Our solution utilizes HealthVault/CRM “plug-ins”…

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Health Technology Forum: Toronto

The recently organized Toronto chapter of the Health Technology Forum has created a Meet-Up portal for their members.   In their own words… At our local meet-ups, we discuss real-life technology use-cases from hospitals, doctor offices, medical billing, insurance, remote monitoring, pharmaceuticals, health-and-wellness, individuals, proactive and engaged patients, and various patient-care services. Subject matter experts, users,…

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Resources for Code-Fest Innovators

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…

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A HealthVault Application Development Primer using ASP.NET MVC

The HealthVault platform provides several application connectivity models supporting a variety of workflow experiences.   For example, a typical on-premises healthcare clinical system may require a semi-automated HealthVault workflow involving direct patient interactions.   Alternatively, an analytical application may require minimal user-interactions and rather a fully-automated offline HealthVault interaction workflow.   In practice, most full-featured HealthVault solutions implement…

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HealthVault 1212 Release

The Microsoft HealthVault team is proud to announce the 1212 release of HealthVault! This release includes new features and improvements across a number of areas including the HealthVault platform, Shell, and our SDK’s.  Please note the following release feature summary.   Updated HealthVault Shell Experience The HealthVault account sign-in experience has changed.   Microsoft has recently…

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Now available: HealthVault Library for Windows 8

One of our top partner requests over the last few months has been better support for creating HealthVault-connected applications on Windows 8. I’m happy to announce that we’ve released the HealthVault Library for Windows 8 which provides a first-class experience for building HealthVault-connected applications on Windows 8. Download the Library   With Windows 8, things…

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