Hey — was that just an HIT Standards breakthrough?

I spent Thursday last week at the HIT Standards Committee’s inaugural “Implementation Workgroup” meeting in Washington DC. The purpose of the meeting was for the committee to hear perspectives from folks who are “on the ground” and could offer real-world perspectives on the pros and cons of what HITSP has done to date — to…

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H1N1: Painting with the HSG Palette

People ask me a lot why I came back to Microsoft after being away for so long. The answer is pretty simple: I don’t believe there is anybody in the world better positioned to make a real difference in the world of healthcare technology.  And that’s about more than just a dollar commitment. Microsoft has…

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Broken Windows and Broken Scales

“Broken Windows” theory says, in a nutshell, that letting little things go can lead to big problems: [I]f a window in a building is broken and is left unrepaired, all the rest of the windows will soon be broken…one unrepaired broken window is a signal that no one cares, and so breaking more windows costs…

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