Windows Media Center for eHealth

Happy Holidays from all of us in Microsoft’s Healthcare and Life Sciences team. Isn’t the holiday season great!  I feel so blessed to be spending quality time with my family and friends.  A couple of nights ago we were with friends and after dinner the conversation turned to an item on regular television that we had enjoyed.  Not everyone had seen the program so our daughter went…

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Does Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) Reduce Patient Safety?

Writing this title, even in the form of a question, on a technology-oriented Healthcare blog feels like sacrilege; like an employee making a politically incorrect statement (choose one of your favorites here) at the annual policy meeting of the HR leadership. CPOE, including ePrescribing, is the holy grail of IT!  Leapfrog endorses it and we hold it up as…

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Guest Blogger

It is evident to anyone who scans Microsoft’s Healthcare Blog that Dr Bill Crounse has an extremely busy schedule. I have no doubt that you will be pleased to learn that Dr Crounse is at last taking a well-deserved vacation through January 3rd, 2006. We wish him a good rest and much health (in the personal…

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Windows Mobile: Development platform for health enabled Smartphones

This morning I had the pleasure of keynoting the opening session at the Medical Records Institute’s National Conference on m-Health (mobile) and EOE in San Diego.  Qualcomm VP Don Jones preceded me at the podium with a presentation titled “The Momentous Impact of Mobile Technologies on Healthcare”.  Don picked up on a theme I’ve written about…

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Microsoft Healthcare Industry Director Offers 5 Trends to Watch

I’ve just returned to Seattle from TETHIC and CDHCC in Washington, D.C.  While there, I had an opportunity to facilitate the summit leadership group discussions on Wednesday and participate in panel discussion following a presentation by Doug Bush, VP and CTO for Intel’s Digital Healthcare Group.  Here are my opening comments on 5 healthcare trends to watch in the…

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Transparency in Clinical Quality Indicators: The Future is Now

I have just returned from our Healthcare Executive Forum event in Minneapolis. More than 30 customers came from across Minnesota and Kansas, from Allina to Mayo, to join us at the Grand Hotel.  It’s terrific to see so many folks from the c-suite as well as so many clinical executives at our HEF events this year.  Clearly, Information Technology is…

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