Join us for the Connected Health Conference

The HealthVault Solution Conference that we did last year has evolved into a broader event that includes more of the solutions that Microsoft has to offer in Health. The Connected Health Conference will be held on June 10-12 in Bellevue, WA and we’re going to feature a lot of content both around Amalga UIS and…

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HIMSS 2009 – WOW!

Ok, I have been to a few HIMSS with Microsoft now, but I must say that this one, by all means exceeded my expectations. We had two days of in-depth training with our field before the show and that was great. All the content was spot on (at least from my perspective :-), we had…

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Microsoft at HIMSS 2009 – It Starts…

We just issued a press release outlining some of the cool things that you’ll see at HIMSS 2009 from Microsoft. At HiMSS09, the annual conference and exhibition for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Microsoft Corp. will showcase in its booth (No. 1232) new solutions designed specifically for healthcare providers, caregivers and patients,…

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Headed for HIMSS 2009

Like the past 8, this year I will be at 2009 HIMSS Healthcare IT Conference and Exhibition. I will be there starting tomorrow (Friday 4/3) for internal Microsoft training. As you can imagine this is a good opportunity to get all the Microsoft people in healthcare together. MS-HUG is on Saturday with a lot of…

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How Could I Miss This? HLS Industry Council

If you’re in Farmington, CT on November 5th, I strongly suggest you attend the (first?): Microsoft Health and Life Sciences Industry Council Healthcare 2.0 Perspectives & Industry Impact – Blogs, Wikis, podcasts, social networking, mashups, and RSS have become mainstream. Yet, the overall business value and viability of the viral movement is largely unrealized within…

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HL7 Version 3 Tutorial Handout

Sorry to use this blog for a public service announcement 🙂 For the folks that attended my tutorial (TH18 HL7 Version 3 Implementation Mechanics – Part II) at the Atlanta HL7 Working Group Meeting, please contact me directly to have a copy of the presentation. I apologize if the printout was garbled, apparently you really…

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MS-HUG TechForum 2008 - Call for Proposals

We just close the curtain on the summer TechForum and it’s already time to start planning for the next one. HIMSS just issued the call for proposals for the 2008 TechForum happening in conjunction with HIMSS in Orlando, FL Call for Proposals Now Open! MS-HUG Tech Forum 2008 — Orlando, FL Orange County Convention Center…

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MS-HUG TechForum - Recap

I like the TechForum. It’s a good opportunity for me to catch up with friends like John Koisch, Tom Canter, Simon Chester and Eric Stott and learn about the cool things that partners and customers are doing with our technology. It’s great to see that the community of MS-HUG bloggers is growing: Eric Stott posted…

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MS-HUG TechForum - Azyxxi

The closing keynote for MS-HUG was delivered by Davide Viganò, General Manager in the Health Solutions Group (HSG). Davide, to which I partly owe my move from Microsoft Italy to Corp in 2000, is a long time Microsoftie and has worked in healthcare in the past. He gave a little retrospective going back to the…

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MS-HUG TechForum - Day 2

Here is a quick summary of the sessions I attended today. Clinical Messaging in a Services Oriented Architecture The two Bob (Bob Long and Bob Gill) from Visiphor gave a presentation on the status of adoption of services across a number of projects with focus on something that is happening in Canada with Canada Health…

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