The Next Chapter–Microsoft and digital technologies in health and healthcare delivery

\ When I joined Microsoft in September of 2002 I never dreamed I’d be writing this blog post in January of 2016. Of course in 2002 HealthBlog didn’t exist. HealthBlog wasn’t born until October of 2005. Since then, I’ve posted more than 800 articles about digital tech in health and healthcare.  I came to Microsoft after…

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A secret shopper’s perspectives on the EHR and clinical workflow

As someone who has practiced medicine using both paper and electronic records, and someone who’s been focused on the health tech scene for the past 20 years, you might think I’ve seen it all. Indeed, during my 35 year career in medicine and tech I’ve traveled the world and learned a lot about healthcare, clinical practice and the intersection…

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Setting aside differences and embracing what connects us

It really is a new day at Microsoft. I cannot emphasize how much things have changed. A significant part of my job at the company is doing what we call executive engagement. At our beautiful briefing center in Redmond, Washington, and at other locations around the world, I meet with customers to review Microsoft’s value proposition in health and the healthcare…

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Bendigo Health, building a cloud first, mobile first health platform of the future

This morning I had the distinct pleasure of spending an hour with Danny Lindrea, solutions architect at Bendigo Health. Mr. Lindrea came to Microsoft in Redmond to meet some of the members of our worldwide health team and share information on how Bendigo is advancing information communications technologies (ICT) using Microsoft and Microsoft partner services, products, and solutions. In…

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Don’t get trapped in a health data vortex without the tech you need to manage it

HealthBlog readers may have noted my absence over the last two weeks. That’s because I was taking a little break from my day job at Microsoft.  My wife and I enjoyed a much needed vacation in Sedona, Arizona, that included a side trip and overnight stay at the Grand Canyon.  Although August isn’t the best…

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Hopping along toward better health in Western Australia

Regular HealthBlog readers know that I often find symbolism in things that I see as I travel the world.  In Japan it was a wooden bridge in a serene garden.  In Switzerland it was the Swiss Army Knife.  In Banff Canada it was a ladder reaching toward a star on top a Christmas tree.  Here…

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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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A Swiss Army Knife Approach to Healthcare IT

Last evening I returned to Seattle from a three-day trip to Switzerland.  I was there to provide the opening keynote for the ehealthcare.ch conference in Nottwil and also to meet with Microsoft customers and partners attending the event. Perhaps the highlight of my trip was sharing the keynote stage with Dr. Bertrand Piccard.  Unless you are Swiss, you may…

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If Disney Did Healthcare……

I’m writing this from Orlando, Florida, where I just delivered the opening keynote for the American Association of Urgent Care Medicine annual conference and exhibition at the Walt Disney World Resort.  As you might imagine, I come here frequently for such engagements as well as for Microsoft corporate conferences.  It is one of the few…

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Register Now for the Microsoft Healthcare and Life Sciences Developers Conference

I wanted HealthBlog readers to be aware of an important event coming up on the 21st and 22nd of May in Atlantic City.  It’s the Microsoft Healthcare and Life Sciences Developers Conference.  This two-day, FREE event will offer developers and architects the opportunity to gain insight into Microsoft’s latest technologies such as .NET 3.0, Windows Vista,…

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