After the EMR. The technologies that will truly transform healthcare and clinical workflow.

Last week, Healthcare IT News editor Mike Miliard wrote a piece that might have escaped your attention. He offered up 18 health technologies poised for big growth based on data from HIMSS Analytics. While none of the technologies listed are quite as sexy as robotics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, I’d say they are spot on with regard…

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Warning! For American clinicians only

OK, I hope the headline caught your attention.  If you are a clinician, keep reading.  If you are not a doctor, nurse or other healthcare provider it’s OK to read this too.  In fact, you probably should. A regular theme on HealthBlog has been the growing use of contemporary, lower-priced, very powerful, knowledge worker solutions…

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The commodity storm; unleashing an EMR tornado for small physician offices and clinics

My latest travels took me to Louisville, Kentucky, where I provided a keynote for a breakfast event organized by Health Enterprises Network.  It was a gathering of more than 275 healthcare, business, and community leaders from around the central Kentucky region. I don’t know why, but I seem to have more than my share of perilous adventures on these trips.  Some of you will remember my…

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Extending and coordinating care with Unified Communication: The next wave is here

Ten years ago I co-founded a company with the aim to provide web-based medical information, secure messaging and virtual visits between patients and their personal physicians.  Working in partnership with Microsoft we developed technology that was well ahead of its time, and also well ahead of the market’s ability to absorb it.  Quite honestly, the technology…

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A hospital electronic patient record built with Microsoft Office System

  In previous HealthBlog entries, I’ve told you about the growing trend of hospitals using commodity software to run the enterprise including electronic medical record systems based on Microsoft standard products.  Most of these examples come from outside the United States where perhaps there’s more emphasis on spending precious public funds wisely.  Most recently I profiled Torrevieja Salud hospital…

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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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