Redefining telemedicine as a routine clinical practice

Next week I’ll be visiting with healthcare customers and partners in Europe, specifically in the UK, Sweden and Holland. I frequently come back from these trips marveling over some of the innovation I see in clinical practice and healthcare delivery. This is particularly true in how many organizations are using information communications technology (ICT) to…

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Reimagining Clinical Computing

I guess you’d have to be living under a rock not to know that big things are happening at Microsoft.  The official launch of Windows 8 is just around the corner. And today, just like everyone else, I am learning details about pricing for our Surface Tablets running Windows RT. The first of these new…

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Get More Love from Your EMR

Last June, Drs. Kenneth Mandl and Isaac Kohane contributed a thought-provoking op-ed article in the New England Journal of Medicine. The article, Escaping the EHR Trap – The Future of Health IT, provides a realistic assessment of currently available electronic health record solutions and why so many clinicians are far from satisfied with what they’ve…

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Physicians of America – Thank You for What You Do!

America, be afraid. Be very afraid. The findings in a new survey of American physicians commissioned by the Physicians Foundation and conducted by Merritt Hawkins suggest that given the opportunity to retire, 6 out of 10 doctors would leave the profession immediately. The survey also points out that it is not just the old and…

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5 things healthcare organizations must know before moving to the cloud

Is your healthcare organization interested in moving strategic applications and patient data to the cloud?  Constrained by decreasing budgets and increasing demands, many healthcare organizations are moving applications, or making decisions about moving applications, to the cloud. If you are one of those healthcare providers, my Microsoft colleague, Dr. Dennis Schmuland, who serves as our…

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