Health. Connected. at HIMSS 2009 in Chicago


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Microsoft health teams around the world have begun a mass migration to Chicago.  Tomorrow, I will be boarding a plane to join up with them for what is always one of the most important and largest health IT industry conferences and exhibitions of the year.image

If you plan to be at HIMSS, I hope you will stop by Booth #1232 and say “hello”.  If you are curious about what Microsoft and our partners are doing in the health industry, HIMSS promises to be one-stop shopping to see it all.  This is your opportunity to learn more about the Microsoft Amalga Unified Intelligence System and Amalga Hospital Information System.  This is your chance to see many of the coolest applications and partner services being provided on Microsoft HealthVault.

Are you responsible for planning your organization’s foray into Web 2.0?  Are you trying to figure out how to integrate and make sense of information across all your disparate clinical and administrative systems?  Are you charged with developing strategies to share data across your enterprise and throughout your community ecosystem of care?  Then, you’ll want to learn first-hand from our experts on how to integrate solutions using the Microsoft Connected Health Platform.

Learn how to drive greater efficiency in your organization, better manage your resources, and get “green” with desktop and server virtualization.  Find out how Microsoft Unified Communication and Collaboration can help clinical and administrative staff find the people and resources they need, improve the quality of care, and increase personal and organizational productivity.   See how business intelligence can be applied to help meet CMS reporting criteria for your quality initiatives and measure your organization’s compliance with best practices.

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See how healthcare organizations are using Microsoft Surface computing for patient consultations, medical education, registration and triage, and training. Get your hands on the next generation of wireless devices for clinical computing from companies such as Motion Computing, TabletKiosk, Tangent, OQO, and PDS.

And, take advantage of a wide range of presentations scheduled for our  Microsoft Theater.  I’ll be kicking things off on Sunday, April 5th, at 2:30 PMimage when I present “Improving Health Around The World Trough Software Innovation”.  I will repeat this presentation on Monday, April 6th, at 11:00 AM and on Tuesday, April 7th, at 12:45 PM.  Also, on April 6th at 12:30 PM we will be announcing this year’s winners of the Microsoft Health Users Group 2009 Innovation Awards.  And, while you are at our booth, don’t forget to register to win a Panasonic Toughbook H1 Mobile Clinical Assistant.

Get connected.  See you in Chicago!

Bill Crounse, MD  Senior Director, Worldwide Health  Microsoft Corporation


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