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Already have software for our meters, how do we make them compatible with HealthVault? RRS feed

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  • Reposting for BGMhelp from the HealthVault User Forum

    I work for a Blood Glucose manufacturer and we are looking into syncing our meters up with Health Vault. We currently have a program of our own that syncs meter information with our program when plugged in. My question is how do we go about making our meters compatible with Health vault or how do we sync the data from our website to Health Vault once an individual plugs in their meter?

    Do we still need to develope a driver system or how do we go about this?

    If you have links or advice, that would be greatly appreciated!

    Thursday, October 25, 2012 9:51 PM

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  • Hello BGMhelp,

    You have a few options here:

    1) You can write a HealthVault compatible driver for your meter. Then HealthVault Connection Center will handle the user interaction and data upload to HealthVault. Read more about that option here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/healthvault/dd582582

    2) Since you already have your own PC software and web service, you can just connect your web service to HealthVault. In this case, your web service becomes a HealthVault application, and there is nothing device specific you need to do. You would just add the blood glucose data to the user's health record. You could use what we call offline authorization so the user authorizes your web services only once. See the guidance on the HV MSDN page: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/healthvault

    Each option has different tradeoffs, but if you are happy with your current PC software and web service, option 2 may be best. You can see how option 2 works with either FitBit or Withings. Both use the method described in option 2 today.

    Hope this helps and feel free to ask follow-on questions here.

    Thursday, October 25, 2012 9:59 PM