Designing HealthVault’s Data Model

It’s been about a month now since we released HealthVault and we heard a lot of great feedback from the industry. Pretty much everyone in Health has an opinion on HealthVault 🙂 I also saw some interesting debate regarding how HealthVault addresses the big elephant in the room: compliance with existing standards. I have been…

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Windows Server 2003 SP2 and The BizTalk Accelerator for HL7 v2.0

I have seen some posts about the BizTalk Accelerator for HL7 v2.0 not supporting Windows Server 2003 SP2. That seemed very odd to me so I asked the product teams and in fact there was a typo in the Known Issues where something from a previous release of the documentation was left. Friday we posted…

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How Could I Miss This? HLS Industry Council

If you’re in Farmington, CT on November 5th, I strongly suggest you attend the (first?): Microsoft Health and Life Sciences Industry Council Healthcare 2.0 Perspectives & Industry Impact – Blogs, Wikis, podcasts, social networking, mashups, and RSS have become mainstream. Yet, the overall business value and viability of the viral movement is largely unrealized within…

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Getting Started with HL7 Version 3 and BizTalk Server 2006 (R2)

After a long gestation period we have finally published the HL7 v3 and BizTalk whitepaper: Getting Started with HL7 v3 and BizTalk Server 2006 This paper provides developers with an overview of HL7 version 3 Messaging (HL7 v3) concepts, how to build HL7 v3 solutions with Microsoft® BizTalk® Server 2006, and how to convert message…

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Microsoft and Global Care Solutions

Last night we made another announcement that further demonstrates Microsoft’s commitment to the Health industry worldwide. Microsoft to Acquire Innovative Healthcare Technology and Assets From Global Care Solutions Collaborative alliance with Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok will help bring enterprise-class health information system solutions to market around the world. Have a look at the web…

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Using Office Open XML in Health

We have just published a whitepaper on the use of Office Open XML in Health at the address below: Using Office Open XML Formats to Support Electronic Health Records Portability and Health Industry Standards Abstract: Empowering patients and consumers to exchange Electronic Health Records securely is a big debate in the health industry across the…

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New Job

Starting today I am joining Microsoft’s Health Solution Group as a Senior Product Manager for Azyxxi. After seven years working as a Technical Strategist for our healthcare team (U.S. Healthcare and Life Sciences first, then Worldwide Public Sector) I have enjoyed spending time with a lot of folks in the Microsoft field, in standard development…

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HealthVault Blogs

The HealthVault Team has added a couple of great resources for partners and developers: HealthVault Blog (rss) HealthVault FAQ (rss) Go ahead, check them out and say hi!

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HealthVault – Microsoft’s Consumer Health Platform Launches Today

This is a great day for Microsoft and consumers, the long awaited HealthVault platform launches today. You can read the press release that highlights the consumer health vision and announces the great industry support and partners. This follows closely the release of HealthVault Search of last week. Expect to see a lot of buzz around…

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Ordered Message Delivery in BizTalk 2006 R2

During the past MS-HUG TechForum Stuart hinted to an upcoming whitepaper on ordered delivery patterns on BizTalk 2006 R2. The whitepaper and associated code is now live and can be accessed from the link below: Improving Ordered Message Delivery in BizTalk Server 2006 R2 During Concurrent Processing The solution introduces the notion of a ticket…

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