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  • How do you guys for see partners using HealthVault? Can it be used to both store and retrieve information about a person?

    Monday, October 8, 2007 7:52 PM

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  • Yep, partner applications can both store and retrieve a person's health data. 

     

    Before any application can do so a user must authorize the application's level of access to the record in question.  There is more info about app authorization on the MSDN Dev Center but feel free to ask follow-ups here, too.

     

    We also have a growing number of device partners whose devices can upload data to a health record through HealthVault Connection Center.  HealthVault allows partners to specialize in acquiring/uploading data or in using/analyzing/presenting data without having to be experts in both.

     

    -Chris

    Monday, October 8, 2007 8:19 PM

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  • Yep, partner applications can both store and retrieve a person's health data. 

     

    Before any application can do so a user must authorize the application's level of access to the record in question.  There is more info about app authorization on the MSDN Dev Center but feel free to ask follow-ups here, too.

     

    We also have a growing number of device partners whose devices can upload data to a health record through HealthVault Connection Center.  HealthVault allows partners to specialize in acquiring/uploading data or in using/analyzing/presenting data without having to be experts in both.

     

    -Chris

    Monday, October 8, 2007 8:19 PM
  • What I'm thinking about is building a patient management web app for a small vertical healthcare market, what kind of functionality can I gain by integrating HealthVault, is it really just storage?

     

    Monday, October 8, 2007 8:23 PM
  • A few other things that you gain:

    ·         Private and Secure Storage: The ‘private and secure’ components are extremely important in the health context. HealthVault is all about making it easy for people to collect relevant personal health information from a wide variety of sources (avoiding manual data entry as much as possible), store it in a secure location and selectively share as needed.

    ·         Secure Sharing: HealthVault allows users to easily but securely share their health information with providers, family members and other caregivers. The consumer is always in control - no data can leave their HealthVault account without an explicit user-initiated action that provides consent. This is important, consumer trust will create loyalty towards your application.

    ·         Device Connectivity: By integrating with HealthVault your application can easily request access to information uploaded from a wide range of HealthVault-compatible devices. No need to worry about one-off device integration efforts, proprietary device protocols or interfaces. All major device categories are covered today with great shipping solutions. Play with them and get excited! Expect to see more great additions over the next few months.

    ·         Application Interoperability: Similar to the device scenarios, relevant personal health data generated or collected by other HealthVault apps can be made available to your application as well (and vice versa). As your user increases the number of applications he/she uses, their overall health data collection becomes more complete and the value added services you can offer increase dramatically.

    ·         Authentication: you can secure your pages with HealthVault authentication, which uses LiveID.

    ·         Discovery: The HealthVault Program Directory and HealthVault Search Action Modules allow you to attract more new highly motivated users. Through the advantages described above customers loyalty and retention will increase.

     

    In general check out partner benefits at http://www.healthvault.com/BecomeHealthVaultPartner.htm

     

    -Chris

    Wednesday, October 10, 2007 6:02 PM
  • Hi Chris,

    Can you direct us to where detailed information is in regards to programming a bi-directional interface for doctors offices to the Microsoft HealthVault?

    Please email me at datatecinc@aol.com

    Friday, September 16, 2011 9:37 PM
  • Hello,

    This is an old thread and we appreciate if you can create new ones.

    HealthVault don't have any APIs or interfaces for doctors offices to manage HealthVault accounts (patients).  If an application needs to subset access levels to doctors for each of the HealthVault accounts then the application will need to implement that on the application side. This may generally include how doctors offices will authenticate (login), list patients records in physician portal, request access to patient's records etc...

    HealthVault Community Connect (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsofthealth/products/microsoft-healthvault-community-connect.aspx), a Microsoft HealthVault Enterprise product which supports physicians to sign-in through physician portal and can do the above things I mentioned.

    Our support on interfaces to doctors offices is limited and you have to implement it on your application side. We recently discussed almost a similar thing in different thread (http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/healthvault/thread/5fe5c775-cb79-40da-a3c5-614f1927d414) which may help you as well.

    Thank you,


    Anish Ravindran
    • Proposed as answer by Anish Ravindran Friday, September 16, 2011 10:31 PM
    Friday, September 16, 2011 10:31 PM