Sean Nolan – Chief Architect, Microsoft

Health Vault is like PayPal, they go to sites that use Health Vault to communicate data.

Why should you integrate with HealthVault:

Private and Secure Storage

Consistently log in using secure login

Application Interoperability – the ability to collect various data into one central repository

Device Connectivity – The ability for new devices to communicate directly to the health vault

Application and Device Discovery

Privacy and Security Focused – the customer is in control, the customer is in control of their own privacy

Industry Standards, it is an open platform, free and published SDK and APIs, (found on the HealthVault site) Community Promise, Easily Extensible Data Model, Strong Developer Community: MSDN Documentation


Native: HealthVault is an online database

Copy: HealthVault is a synchronization resource to (imporpe cloyt/export/merge)

Per-type globalized transformation

  • html
  • tabular view
  • Standards and Device Exchange
  • Custom (custom xsl) on the Healthvault server ‘dime’

Custodianship – allows to permissions to be granted to people (children for example) that can be granted on a ‘sliding’ scale, eventually, you can give it up when they move away.

Online and Offline processing mode, grants access instantly, and only for that session, or a longer term if necessary