Google Health is dead, HealthVault Indivo win

Recently, Google announce that the Google Health PHR will be retiring. I posted the announcement to the Society for Participatory Medicine mailing list, and there has been alot of discussion about this, there. There are several issues that lots of people do not seem to understand, and some implications of this that have been missed. […]

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Direct gathers steam

Recently, the AAFP and Surescripts announced Physicians Direct, a secure messaging service for providers. ┬áBut neither the article nor the signup page for Physicians Direct detail the most critical single issue regarding the service. This is a very large deployment of the Direct Project. This is by far the most important part of the story, […]

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Microsoft may allow FOSS implementations of HealthVault API

Sean Nolan has announced that Microsoft has placed the HealthVault API specification, under the Microsoft Community Promise (CP) at the time of the writing, this page has not been updated to list the HealthVault API, but the text is provided in the specification download. This may allow for FOSS implementations of HealthVault. The Microsoft CP […]

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HealthVault team responds to security model criticism.

In further evidence that the Microsoft HealthVault team might actually be making good on a move towards real openness. Sean Nolan has addressed some of my criticisms in a post entitled Sharing Data using HealthVault I have updated the post in question to correct the errors that I had made. However, even with the correction […]

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HealthVault: Michael Zimmer digs deeper

Michael Zimmer, a new media commentator and blogger, that I had not heard of before now has gotten access to the HealthVault team. He just wrote a new post called “Designing for Privacy: Microsoft HealthVault” that is worth reading from start to finish. There are several interesting things about his post. First, he details several […]

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