Microsoft HealthVault: Learn more here

A couple of week’s ago I had a chance to catch up with Peter Neupert and Sean Nolan from our Health Solutions Group here at Microsoft.  They sat down with me to record a special video program for my House Calls for Healthcare Professionals series. Since the launch of HealthVault back in October there’s been…

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Healthcare gets WIRED

No, this isn’t another story about Unified Communications, cellular phones, or even healthcare’s most wired hospitals.  It’s about a keynote address I attended this morning at the World Healthcare Innovation and IT Congress in Washington, D.C., at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. I find myself in the “other Washington” for the second time in the same…

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More evidence the healthcare world is flat

I’m writing this on my flight back to Seattle from the Consumer Health World Conference in Washington, D.C.  The conference is actually just getting underway.  My stay was abbreviated due to the fact that I have a mid-week speaking engagement in California followed by a return trip to D.C. at week’s end to speak at…

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Going Green: Another ROI for the EMR

A year ago last February my life almost came to an end.  My wife and I were driving down a country lane when out of the corner of my right eye, I saw a flash of green.  At that exact moment my wife uttered “Oh my God”.  I saw her cover her head and then…

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Data input: Still a final frontier in clinical computing but progress is being made

I’ve called “data input” the final frontier in clinical computing.  In fact, data input has been a frequent topic on HealthBlog these past few years.  If you want to see for yourself, just type in “data input” in the handy search box on the upper right-hand corner of my Blog.  Up will come entries about…

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Reaching for the Stars: Mobile Devices and Solutions for Healthcare

Today I am writing from Banff, Alberta, Canada.  I’m here to keynote at the Wireless Connections 2007 conference at the beautiful Fairmont Banff Springs Resort.  There is a dusting of fresh snow on the ground as I peer outside the window of my room looking directly over the Bow River Valley.  Can ski season be…

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Needed: A Few More Instigators for the Healthcare Internet Revolution

Yesterday in Las Vegas, I had the pleasure of delivering a keynote luncheon address at the 11th Annual Healthcare Internet Conference.  I say pleasure because the audience consisted of the very folks needed to drive and innovate new web services and care delivery models in healthcare.  These were marketing VPs, senior healthcare strategists, physician executives, CEO’s, IT executives and web…

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The Healthcare Internet Revolution

I’m writing this from Philadelphia where this evening I’ll be presenting at the 2007 International Freddie Awards.  The awards ceremony honors the very best in health and medical media (television, film and video) from around the globe.  It is always a star-studded event and a chance to see many of my colleagues from the medical broadcasting…

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A New Day in Healthcare IT

In my last Blog posting I hinted that a “new day was coming in Healthcare IT”.  As HealthBlog readers may have surmised, I had advance knowledge of an announcement that was made late last evening and is hitting the press today.  That announcement is the purchase by Microsoft of a company called Global Care Solutions (GCS) of…

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Mailbag: HealthBlog readers confirm some important trends

I wanted to share a couple of insightful comments on previous HealthBlog posts that I received this week.  One reader responds to my post about a public hospital in Spain, Torrevieja Salud, that I wrote about while attending a health leaders event in Barcelona last December.  Using commodity software solutions and development tools from Microsoft and some of our…

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