Doc in the box now out of the box

Our current model for healthcare delivery does a reasonable job meeting the needs of people in developed nations around the world.  However, even in those nations that provide good care for citizens there are growing concerns about aging populations, the increasing incidence of chronic disease, and shortages of skilled healthcare professionals.  Then consider the other 5…

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Get Your Golden Ticket Here: The Microsoft Health Users Group Conference

Would you like to get the latest scoop on HealthVault and Microsoft Amalga?  How about a sneak peek at future health solutions using Microsoft Surface?  Would you like to see how some of the world’s leading healthcare organizations are improving workflow collaboration and delighting patients with Microsoft Unified Communications?  Or how about an opportunity to…

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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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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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Microsoft HealthVault: A Place to Search, Store and Connect Health Information for You and Your Family

As a physician, I know how important it is to have access to my patient’s health information.   As a patient, I know how frustrating it is to have my health information scattered across multiple doctors, ambulatory clinics and hospitals.  As a care manager for my elderly parents, I’ve experienced firsthand how difficult it is to keep…

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