On-line Physician Consultations: Eating Our Own Dogfood

At Microsoft we are famous for “eating our own dogfood”; the practice of pounding away on beta software well before final versions of the software are ever released to customers.  It’s our way of testing the waters for new innovations and subjecting all software to the ultimate test; satisfying some of the most demanding users on the planet….


Wishing You A Happy Blogsgiving

As I sit warm and toasty in my family room watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV, I’m reminded of all the things I have to be thankful for this year. I’m thankful for my beautiful wife.  I’m thankful for my talented daughter who left IBM to take a job at that company with the high-flying…


Tablet PCs, Healthcare Integration, Portals and More

I’m just back from visiting with more than a hundred customers who attended our Healthcare Executive Forum events in Philadelphia and New York City. Our New York event was held in the famous Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center.  I even had a chance to say hello to NBC News anchor John Siegenthaler.  John and I worked together when…


Tablet PC as Mobile, Medical Monitor

In Healthcare IT News, Peter Haigh discusses a very intriguing pilot program at New York Presbyterian Hospital.  Dubbed “M3” for Mobile Medical Monitor, the pilot aggregates a variety of clinical, collaboration and communication functions on to a single device; the Tablet PC.  As clinicians roam the halls of their hospital, clinic or anywhere in between, they will be able…


Healthcare Executive Forum Hits the Road

Next week, I’ll be hitting the road again for our annual Healthcare Executive Forum events.  This year we’ll be visiting Philadelphia, New York City, Minneapolis, Seattle (Bellevue), Los Angeles, Dallas, and Houston.  Additional events are being planned for Chicago, Boston, and Detroit.  It will be my pleasure to share the podium with healthcare futurist Ian Morrison…