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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Science and Technology in Society Forum: How software could help save the planet

Today I attended the opening of the 4th Annual Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum in Kyoto, Japan.  I’m here at the invitation of Mr. Koji Omi, Member of the House of Representatives and former Finance Minister for Japan.  Mr. Omi is also notable as the founder of the STS Forum.  It is a genuine…

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New Audiocast: Collaborative solutions for better patient care and a healthier bottom line

Back in January, I wrote a piece entitled Big Healthcare Savings from Surprisingly Simple Solutions.  I profiled some excellent work at Childrens Memorial Hospital of Chicago where they are using solutions built with Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Office, and InfoPath to absolutely delight clinical staff and add of ton of money to their bottom line. This story is especially compelling because it didn’t…

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American Idol for the rest of us

This morning, Rick Rashid, Senior VP for Microsoft Research kicked off our annual TechFest;  an event here on the Redmond campus that celebrates the genius of Microsoft Research’s worldwide labs by presenting more than 150 demos and 24 lectures. Think of it as a kind of exhibition of cutting-edge technologies from some of the best and brightest computer scientists…

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The Connected Health Framework: A service-oriented architecture for health IT

I’d like to draw your attention to a very thoughtful piece in HHN Most Wired written by well-known CIO, John Glaser, and his Partners Healthcare CTO, Steve Flammini.  These guys are highly respected healthcare IT veterans and thought leaders in the industry.  If Glaser and Flammini believe Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is the future, and perhaps salvation of applications for…

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Brave New World: Make your own movie, tv, or radio show

Next week I’m off to New York for the International Freddie Awards.  If you don’t know about the Freddie Awards; it is a celebration to honor excellence in medical and scientific film, documentaries, television, videos, Web sites, DVDs and CD-ROMs.  Now in its 32nd year, the International Health and Medical Media Awards, the Freddies, have become the…

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