For the clinician on your list this Holiday Season, Dr. Bill’s favorite things

  The Holidays are coming at us fast.  Are you looking for the perfect gift to give the doctor, nurse or other clinician in your life?  Oprah may have her favorite things list, but I have one too; only mine is much shorter.  Here are a few of my favorite things for the doctor, nurse,…

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Using communication and collaboration tools to improve patient care and clinical workflow

HealthBlog readers will find frequent references on this blog to the importance of communication and collaboration in patient care and clinical workflow. As a former practicing physician, and knowing what I know about modern communication and collaboration best practices, I’m often dumbfounded that so many of my clinical colleagues still resort to paper, phone and…

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Primary care providers at the table in Health IT decision making

Earlier this month I was on a business trip in Europe. I met with healthcare leaders in the UK, Sweden and Holland. In the UK, there was a lot of discussion about the ramifications of the decision to decentralize budgeting for the National Health Service (NHS).  Essentially, each of the various NHS trusts is now…

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Why Windows 8 is a compelling choice for clinicians around the world

As I’ve traveled the world this past year meeting with Microsoft customers and partners and speaking with clinician colleagues, I frequently get asked, “So what’s the big deal about Windows 8 and why does it matter to the healthcare industry?” It’s a fair question and one that I am more than happy to answer now…

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Healthcare– Doing More by Doing New with Less

After spending the last two weeks traveling in Europe on business, it feels really good to be home again. Watching the US elections play out on international television while in a time zone 9 hours ahead of home was a particularly memorable part of the trip. So now with the reelection of President Obama, the…

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Are you “game” for health?

I’m writing this from Amsterdam where I am halfway through an extended business trip in Europe. I started my journey in London (by way of Paris).  In the UK, I traveled from Southampton to Northampton and all around London proper to visit various NHS and private hospitals in England. My next stop was in Stockholm,…

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