Major Healthcare ISV Catches the Wave with Windows Media Center and Xbox 360 Solution

Previously on HealthBlog I told you about some terrific work being done at Arkansas Children’s Hospital to improve the patient experience for hospitalized children.  The hospital’s own IT staff had developed a bedside information, communication, and entertainment center based on Microsoft Windows Media Center and Xbox 360.  The solution is now being implemented hospital-wide. Now…

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UK National Health Service: locked and loaded for the next 60 years

This week I’m traveling in the UK.  My first stop was in Glasgow, Scotland, to address IT executives from NHS Scotland who were holding a meeting at Golden Jubilee Hospital.  The hospital, originally built by Arab business interests as a private hospital, was purchased by NHS Scotland and now serves as a cardiac center of…

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Hope for a new generation of physicians and patients

Did you ever wonder why you can do almost everything on-line these days except “see” your doctor?  Wouldn’t it be great if healthcare professionals, hospitals, and clinics were as net-savvy as other service industries?  Well friends, there is hope. I want to share an interview I did a few weeks ago with someone who I…

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Healthcare IT Today and Tomorrow

Just before the Holiday break I had the pleasure of participating in a radio program produced by ReachMD and hosted by Dr. Larry Kaskel.  As you may know, ReachMD broadcasts on XM 157 Satellite Radio.  The service boasts an entire schedule of smart programming for today’s busy healthcare professionals.  Whether you are a primary care…

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