Healthcare innovation and discovery in Eastern Canada

This post originally ran here on 19 March. This week I’m travelling in Eastern Canada or more specifically the greater Toronto area. I’m came to speak at a healthcare executive roundtable event organized by my Microsoft colleagues who manage our health business in Canada. It was also an opportunity to catch up with some of our customers…


Do you know how to clean your Surface for use in a clinical environment?

More and more doctors are discovering all the ways that Microsoft Surface devices can help improve productivity in a clinical environment. Surface devices are powerful, portable and flexible. The Surface’s screen is meant to be touched – but in a healthcare setting, it’s important to ensure all mobile devices are cleaned regularly so all that touching doesn’t lead…

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How do you keep up with a healthcare professional?

Healthcare professionals have always worked hard. They have to be able to: Work on the go. Think fast. Take notes on the fly. Protect patient records. Still have plenty of juice left after putting in a full day’s work. It’s a tall order, so healthcare professionals have to be sure their tools can keep up…

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How Surface can cure what ails doctors

Dr. Nick Patel of Palmetto Health wanted to use a tablet at work to allow him to manage patient info on the go, improve his productivity and provide patients with more personal care. So he bought an iPad. But almost immediately, he began to see where the device fell short. “The problem with the iPad is…

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Taking a deeper look at top healthcare IT trends and predictions for 2013

Here’s a great post by our Senior Director of Worldwide Health who has added this to our Worldwide ‘HealthBlog’. We thought you might find it interesting as it talks about some fantastic tech in healthcare worth knowing about – technology which affects the UK as well as the rest of the world… Happy New Year to HealthBlog…

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For the clinician on your list this Holiday Season, Dr. Bill’s favourite things

Today’s blog is courtesy of our Senior Director of Worldwide Health – Bill Crounse MD, as he looks to the festive tech around this winter from his home in the US… The Holidays are coming at us fast. Are you looking for the perfect gift to give the doctor, nurse or other clinician in your life?…

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Microsoft Surface – Just what the doctor ordered?

The blogosphere has been buzzing, or should I say exploding, with excitement, speculation, and comments about Microsoft Surface – a new generation of tablet PC devices optimized for Windows 8 and made by Microsoft. Information about Microsoft Surface was released by the company Monday afternoon at a press event held in Los Angeles and since viewed around…

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Microsoft announces Surface: New Family of PCs for Windows

In an age when flexibility, good communication and mobility is key when considering ICT provision for the NHS, some healthcare organisations are beginning to turn towards the regular use of tablet PCs for their daily work needs. With this in mind, the future of flexible ways of working within healthcare was boosted this week when…

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