Making HealthVault connected application development easier
As the word "data" can be ambiguous, in HealthVault, each atomic item stored in a health record is called a "thing". Each Thing is associated with a single Thing Type. In general, you can think of "thing types" as "data types" within HealthVault, and both terms may typically be used interchangeably. Every Thing Type has an XML schema associated with it.
For more information on each data type, including any partner-available documentation on who is using which data types, and how those data types are being used, please select an individual data type to view.
General thing/data type links: