4 leading trends and technologies that will transform health and healthcare in 2012 and beyond

Countries around the world are grappling with aging populations, increasing incidence of chronic diseases, and spiraling costs of healthcare.  It is essential that we develop more efficient, scalable and less costly systems of care and that we  begin to focus on wellness and prevention as much as disease and treatment.  Clearly we need a more…

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First on the Scene – Egyptian Ambulance Organization markedly improves response times with cloud-based, fleet management solution

In an emergency first responders know that every second counts.  They speak in terms of the “golden hour”, a period of time during which a seriously injured accident victim must be stabilized and transported to a hospital in order to have the best odds for survival.  For heart attack victims or people who stop breathing,…

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Microsoft Health Solutions Group announces joint venture with GE

Ten years is a significant period of time in a person’s life. Ten years in the history of medicine is but a blink of the eye. As I think back on my ten year career working here at Microsoft, I’m sometimes amazed by how much progress has been made in a rather short period of…

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If you could design the perfect computing device for clinicians and clinical workflow, what would you ask for?

Next month I will have a unique opportunity to influence the design of future devices for clinical computing.  Our OEM (original equipment manufacturers) group at Microsoft has invited me to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.  My mission?  Meet with our OEM partners to talk about trends in clinical computing and help them…

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Real Impact: Manifesto for an eHealthier Europe

Regular followers of this blog may recall that last year about this same time I reported on a big event we held in Brussels.  It was a gathering of customers, partners, developers, clinicians, and EU government officials who came together to discuss “Embracing Cloud Computing in Health and Wellness”.  The venue was the elegant Concert…

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On World AIDS Day – Fighting HIV with Data

On December 1 we recognize World AIDS Day.  Although there is much to celebrate about the progress researchers have made in fighting HIV and AIDS, there is so much yet to do.  According to U.S. health officials, only 28 percent of the 1.2 million Americans infected with HIV have their infection under control and therefore…

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