Microsoft Health Tech Today—April Program—Watch it Now!

The April edition of Microsoft Health Tech Today is now live.  You can watch the entire show or click on any of the photos below to watch only that segment.  On the show’s home page player, be sure to look for links to additional information and special offers from Microsoft and our sponsors.  Become a fan on Facebook and send us ideas for upcoming shows.  Health Tech Today is your window to the intersection of health and information technology.


Here’s the show rundown for April


imageOur guest is someone I met earlier this year in London.  He is a real-life British Knight who serves the Queen as one of England’s premier thought-leaders in health.  Sir Muir Grey holds the title of Chief Knowledge Officer for the National Health Service.  Learn how he is leading the crusade for patient empowerment.


image If you are a fan of the TedTalk series, you may have run across our next guest, Bill Davenhall, of ESRI.  Bill had a devastating heart attack at the age of 50, causing him to ask, “Why is this happening to me?” What he learned about the connection between where we have lived and the status of our health may shock you.


image I first met Dr. Joel Robertson shortly after I joined Microsoft.  We’ve stayed in touch over the years.  A friend’s loss prompted him to develop powerful software that is helping clinicians around the world reduce medical errors by guiding them to a correct diagnosis.  Soon, consumers may also be able to use this powerful technology that runs on a cell phone.


image IT has become a strategic resource for hospitals and health systems these days.  Being a successful health system CIO is no easy task.  But one CIO who is always setting the mark for his peers is Sharp Healthcare’s Bill Spooner.  He was recently honored by HIMSS as “CIO of the year”.



image One day your cell phone may provide guidance on the status of your health.  Dr. Suzanne Smith of STAR Analytical Services is studying the acoustics of cough and developing software that may help you decide if and when you need to see a doctor.



Bill Crounse, MD  Senior Director, Worldwide Health     Microsoft


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