Day 1 Morning: Introduction,
Lecture: Introduction to HealthVault. Problems addressed by HealthVault.
Goals and non-goals of the HealthVault system. Common and uncommon usage
scenarios. Basic architectural layout of the HealthVault system. Options for
client applications to access it.
Lab: Installation of HealthVault SDK, Startup of Hello,World Application
Day 1 Afternoon: Design of Web Applications Using HealthVault
Lecture: Walkthrough of Hello, World sample application. Needs for
creating your own HealthVault application.
Examination of the HealthServicePage class. Following the authentication process
of both application and user. Selecting data from the user's HealthRecord. Use
of HealthRecordItemDataGrid class. Allowing a user to edit data and a different
user to view that data but not edit it.
Lab: Make modifications to Hello,World application, observe results.
Day 2 Morning: HealthVault
Lecture: Choices for the location of stored data, advantages and
disadvantages of each. What is a Health Record? Use of
HealthRecordItem class. Serializing of data. Selecting items for a particular
user: HealthRecordFilter class. Auditing and versions of object instances
– how it works, what you need to do to make sure you’re modifying the current
version, how to fetch non-current versions. Use of HealthVault vocabularies. Modifying HealthVault data classes.
Extending a data type with HealthRecordItemExtension class. Adding new private
types of data to HealthVault storage. Petitioning Microsoft to add new public
data types to HealthVault.
Lab: Work with sample application
manipulating HealthRecord and HealthRecordItem objects.
Day 2 Afternoon: User Experience Design for HealthVault Applications
Lecture: Platt's first, last, and only law of user experience design:
Know Thy User, for He Is Not Thee. Importance of understanding the user
population. Enumerating the benefits that the users will derive from their HV
apps, comparing them against the amount of work users need to do, attempting to
maximize the former and minimize the latter. Analysis of the types of errors
that users can make while using HV apps, discussion of ways in which to detect
and minimize their impact. Suggestions for tracking usages of various parts of
the program to determine how users actually make their way through your app,
instead of how you think the should or wish they would.
Lab: Begin user analysis and initial user interface design for your
Morning: HealthVault Offline Operations, Interfacing with Clinical Systems
Lecture: Definition of term "disconnected operation" in the HealthVault
world. Reasons and scenarios in which an application might reasonably need
disconnected operations. How the privilege is request and either granted or
denied for data to be accessed offline. Fetching data that is authorized for
Importing and exporting
data to CCD and CCR formats.
Lab: Work with sample application allowing offline access to data.
Alternatively, work with sample program importing/exporting data in CCD and CCR
Lecture and Lab: Examination of topics requested by students based on the
knowledge that they've gained in the class, and the design goals of their