HealthBlog takes a Holiday

What a year this has been!  Market meltdown, mortgage defaults, bank failures, bankruptcies, joblessness, and outright fraud.  Surely 2010 will be a better year.  Who knows, for better or worse we might even get healthcare reform done.  For certain, more clinicians will be going digital and more hospitals will be seeking solutions to improve operational…

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It’s what you do next…..with your EMR

Yesterday, I had the honor of delivering a luncheon keynote address at the LifeScience Alley annual conference and exhibition in Minneapolis.  Despite the major snowstorm that swept the Midwest this week, more than 1200 people showed up for this annual gathering of movers and shakes in the life sciences industries.  On my way through the…

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Microsoft Health Tech Today—New Program December 10th

I want to draw your attention to the next episode of Microsoft Health Tech Today.  The second show in our monthly series will premier December 10th.  This time around, we catch up with my friend and colleague Dr. Jay Parkinson.  Jay and I are a full generation apart in age, but we are cut from…

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Assistive Technology in Healthcare Delivery and Chronic Condition Management

If I was commenting on Facebook or Twitter about today’s topic on HealthBlog, I would have to give this one a very strong “like”.  I’m referring to some new work from an organization in the United Kingdom known as the Digital Access Provision Forum.  The Forum exists “to support a step-change in levels of installation…

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Peace of mind home monitoring with MyHalo and Microsoft HealthVault

As I travel the world meeting with public health officials, healthcare executives and providers, a common theme is the concern about aging populations and the growing incidence of chronic disease.  This, coupled with the skyrocketing cost of care for aging seniors, has become top of mind for government leaders and tax-paying citizens in most countries…

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Health Tech Today—See It Now!

Click Here to Watch “Health Tech Today” The first program in our monthly video series at the intersection of health and information technology, Health Tech Today, is now live on the web.  A show like this takes a village to produce.  Special thanks to my colleagues at Microsoft, our production team at Pirhana Productions, and…

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Leading experts, special guests to be featured on Microsoft “Health Tech Today”

Health Tech Today is a monthly, online video series providing cutting-edge stories at the intersection of health and information technology.  The show features informative interviews with some of the world’s top health leaders; compelling health-related personal stories; and the latest new technologies and IT innovations. Watch Program Trailer Here   Program guests for launch show…

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First Look: Microsoft “Health Tech Today”

Health Tech Today—a new monthly, on-line video series at the intersection of health and information technology.  The show premiers November 10th, but you can see a video trailer of our first show right now (click on the link or program logo above, or watch it in the embedded player below).  Please help us spread the…

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Why clinicians fear electronic medical records and what we can learn from Toyota and Disney

Have you ever wondered why so many physicians resist going “electronic”?  Trust me, it is not because they fear technology.  It is not because doctors  and nurses are Luddites when it comes to using computers.  It is because they fear losing time.  It is because they resist using technology if it doesn’t, or they perceive…

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A billion dollars worth of care……

This morning I had the pleasure of meeting with US state and local government officials at our executive briefing center in Redmond.  Although the briefing wasn’t confined to discussing information technology and healthcare alone, it should be no surprise that a frequent topic was health and healthcare reform. I shared with the group some of…

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