Intelligent insights on mHealth, wearable devices and consumer behaviors

I am writing this as I wing my way back to Seattle after a quick, one day stopover to speak at the annual mHealth conference held this year at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center just outside Washington, DC. As always, the atrium at the Gaylord was fully decked out in Holiday regalia. The…

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A doctor’s prescription for getting back in shape with Xbox Fitness

So Turkey Day is over. You’ve gobbled down the last drumstick, soaked up the left over mashed potatoes and gravy and finished off the pumpkin pies. You’ve also watched too much football and taken far too many naps. Now it’s time to get back in shape……by playing video games. Video games? Really? Yes, that is…

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I’ve seen the future and it’s almost here

There are some amazing privileges associated with working for a global technology company like Microsoft. Every day I reflect on how lucky I am. I’m fortunate to be surrounded by so many smart, really dedicated people. I’m thankful for the opportunity to travel the globe and be exposed to exceptional partner companies who consume our…

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Exponential learning at Exponential Medicine

This week I had the honor to attend and serve as faculty at what is perhaps a dream conference for those of us who care about technology, science, health and medicine. The conference was Exponential Medicine, sponsored by Singularity University. As was the case last year, the conference takes place at the iconoclastic Hotel Del…

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Getting Value from Technology in Healthcare is All about People

I was highly intrigued by an article on ZDNET today. It was Steve Ranger’s piece on “Predicting the next decade of tech: From the cloud to disappearing computers and the rise of robots”. For anyone interested in technology, it’s a good read. I particularly enjoyed the back half of the article and its focus not…

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Microsoft Health + Microsoft Band, new insights on health and productivity

Late last evening, Microsoft announced a new platform called Microsoft Health. Microsoft Health is designed to give people a holistic picture of their health, fitness, nutrition and work life to help them live healthier and achieve more. For the health industry, Microsoft Health will unite health and fitness devices and services under a community cloud…

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Doctors discuss why “clinical grade” matters when selecting a tablet computer

As a physician with 20 years of patient care behind me, I know all too well how important mobility is to clinical workflow. Whether healthcare professionals are working in the hospital, clinic, ancillary care facility or elsewhere, they are always on the go when caring for their patients. Until recently, the selection of available devices…

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Mobility matters in physician satisfaction with electronic health record solutions

By now it is becoming quite clear that the billions of dollars in government incentives to get physicians using electronic health record solutions has moved the market. According to an article in Healthcare IT News, 77 percent of docs practicing in free-standing physician offices have an EHR installed. The news is even better for hospital-owned…

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Sleeping on a cloud—advanced clinical anesthesiology solution uses Microsoft Azure as its technological foundation

As a physician, I have a great deal of respect for my colleagues who specialize in anesthesiology. While surgeons may get all the glory for what they do in an operating room, they couldn’t do their job without the anesthesiologist. These specialist doctors put patients to sleep and maintain them in a kind of twilight…

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Singapore slings a 10 in health & healthcare

In the same week that my company introduced Windows “10” to the world, I was contemplating a 10 of a different kind while on a business trip to Singapore. During one of my business meetings there with a prominent physician leader from the Ministry of Health I was asked about my impression of Singapore. My…

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