Tomorrow, we are off to HIMSS 2006. I’ll be joined by more than 200 of my colleagues from Microsoft Healthcare and Life Sciences and dozens of our partners to show you how Microsoft is empowering clinicians with solutions that connect, collaborate and inform for better care. See how Microsoft technologies are being used to empower Regional Health Information Organizations. Try out solutions like Office Live Meeting and Office Communicator. Find out what’s new in Windows Mobile for healthcare. See some of the latest and coolest devices. Get a preview of Windows Vista. Learn how SQL 2005 and SQL reporting can empower clinicians, hospital administrators and healthcare consumers with real-time information. Find out how to build powerful and very intuitive electronic forms to speed patient registration or automate clinical work-flow processes. See what’s new in portals and strategies to integrate disparate applications across your enterprise and beyond. Learn how Microsoft Dynamics is helping hospitals and health systems run their businesses more efficiently. And that’s just scratching the surface! Also, for the first time, my colleagues from Microsoft’s worldwide public sector will be in our booth to share innovative healthcare solutions being used in countries outside the United States. In addition, all day Sunday the Microsoft Healthcare Users Group (MSHUG) will gather. Attendees will learn from their peers and Microsoft experts how to apply some of our latest technologies and solutions in healthcare.
Please come by the Microsoft booth and say “hello”. We look forwarding to seeing you.
Bill Crounse, MD Healthcare Industry Director Microsoft Healthcare and Life Sciences