At Microsoft Health, We Make House Calls

OK.  We don’t exactly come to your home in the physical sense, but we do make house calls.  I’m pleased to introduce an updated and redesigned site for an on-going series of articles, audio-casts and videos that we call House Calls for Healthcare Professionals on Microsoft Health . You can now access House Calls (and…

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Patient Heal Thyself

I’ve written and lectured extensively on worldwide health trends, one of which is “increasing personal responsibility”.  In both private and public health systems there is growing recognition that we must do a better job engaging our patients in the the quest to lower healthcare costs and soften the toll of chronic disease.  Depending on the…

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Health 2.0 What are we really building?

Today, I am reporting from the Health 2.0 Conference in San Francisco.  More than 950 business, clinical, and technology luminaries have gathered together for the second annual conference organized by Indu Subaiya, MD, and Matthew Holt of THCB fame.   I was invited to speak on a panel reviewing the findings of a first-of-its-kind multinational survey…

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Are Healthy Employees More Productive?

Are healthy workers more productive?  That is one of the questions being explored today at the international meeting of the Institute of Health and Productivity Management (IHPM) in Scottsdale, Arizona.  I’m here to deliver the opening keynote at this gathering of health benefits managers, HR administrators, prevention specialists, clinicians and others. My colleague Louis Burns,…

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Computer Software Matches Donors, Saves Lives

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting my alma mater, The Medical College of Ohio.  It doesn’t go by that name anymore. Today, due to a recent merger with the University of Toledo, it is known as the UT College of Medicine. I was invited to the university to receive the medical college’s "distinguished…

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