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The Direct Project In A Box

Vaibhav Bhandari (Microsoft, Health Solutions Group), Ali Emami (Microsoft, Health Solutions Group)
Location: F151
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Do you want to enable your doctor to send your health information through an e-mail in secure way? Well, the Direct Project enables better patient care, and reduces cost of Healthcare by providing a standard and simple mechanism to share Healthcare information between providers, organizations and consumers. The project is an exemplary collaboration of public and private sector.

This talk will focus on the .NET reference implementation of the Direct project. We will cover the architecture of this implementation and walk through components like security agent, SMTP gateway, configuration system, auditing and administration system and standards (XDD) gateway. The details of these component will be useful if you are planning to get involved in implementation, development or administration of a Direct enabled project.

In addition, to technical walkthrough of the implementation we will touch how the project can serve as an out of the box system for providing the Direct project enabled messaging services!


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Vaibhav Bhandari

Microsoft, Health Solutions Group

Vaibhav Bhandari is a seasoned software professional with over six years of experience in technical and managerial positions.

He has gathered broad experience in Software Development through three product cycles in varied businesses at Microsoft (Windows PowerShell, Windows Mobile Operating System, and Microsoft HealthVault) in addition to several start-up ventures of his own.

He helps with developer experience for Microsoft HealthVault and specializes in Medical Ontologies and HealthCareIT standards.

As Program Manager with Microsoft Health Solutions Group working on Microsoft HealthVault, Bhandari’s current work also includes a book titled, Programming HealthCare Silos – A Web 2.0 Developers Guide to HealthCare IT .

Ali Emami

Microsoft, Health Solutions Group

He was one of the original members of the HealthVault team and has impacted the scope and design of the platform through his work on the Pilot, Beta, V1.0 and current releases of HealthVault. Some of his focus areas have included platform security (access control, identity), connectivity interfaces, protocols for medical imaging and large BLOB support, scalability, and performance of the service. A large part of his work has focused on addressing the privacy issues in online PHR systems involving patients and providers. Ali is currently involved with Microsoft’s integration of the Direct Project. He is an active contributing member of the Direct Project’s open source .NET reference implementation group. Ali’s past projects have included embedded systems software for mobile devices, 3G communication protocols, 3D graphics engines and image processing software.