Category: Health Care

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Jun
10

Less Bad is Mo’ Better – Thoughts on Last Week’s Health Code-a-Thon

Last weekend I participated in a code-a-thon sponsored by Health 2.0 and Kaiser Permanente. The goal was to develop applications that help fight obesity. My. . .

Apr
30

Exploring DocNPI.com’s API

DocNPI is a website and web service for searching information in the National Provider Index (NPI) Registry. The NPI Registry is maintained by HHS and. . .

Aug
19

OMHE Microsyntax for Medical Device Interoperability: An Open-Source Alternative to the Continua Alliance

OMHE (Open Mobile Health Exchange), pronounced “ooommm” is an open-source microsyntax for medical devices, mobile text messaging, Twitter®, smart phones, and any system capable of. . .

Jun
15

How to Encrypt an EBS Volume (Disk) on Amazon EC2

Problem: You are using Amazon EC2 cloud computer and you want to create an encrypted EBS volume to store sensitive data. For example, you may. . .

Nov
22

Enter to Win the West Wireless Veterans’ Health Innovation Challenge

The West Wireless Health Institute has issued a new $10,000 developer challenge targeting veteran’s health.  $10K is a decent chunk of change so I do encourage all. . .

Nov
14

Turn Your Wii Balance Board into an Internet Device for Weight Upload

So if anyone is looking for a fun, geek-out project on a Sunday afternoon, this one will do nicely. You do not need to know. . .

Nov
2

Updated python-omhe library (Including fun Wii Balance Board tools for Healthy Hackers)

I’ve been busy refactoring and adding to the python-omhe project.This project’s source can be found here:  http://github.com/aviars/python-omheI’ve added/updated the following:- Added a testing harness (based on. . .

Sep
15

West Wireless Health 2.0 Developer Challenge: Recap and Next Steps

I first planned to write this article right after my submission, but then when I was told I’d been selected as the winner so I. . .

Feb
11

OMHE: Open Mobile Health Exchange – Health Microsyntax Nirvana

OMHE: Open Mobile Health Exchange – Health Microsyntax Nirvana:  here is a screen cast I put together to explain OMHE.

Feb
10

VIDEO: Use Videntity to Monitor & Communicate Blood Pressure

Here is a screen cast showing OMHE Microsyntax in action.  It also illustrates identity verification and sending information to your physician. -Alan

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