HealthBlog

Thoughts, comments, news, and reflections about healthcare IT from Microsoft's worldwide health senior director Bill Crounse, MD, on how information technology can improve healthcare delivery and services around the world.
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    The Future of Home Care

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    Next Monday, October 24th, it will be my honor to address the National Association for Home Care and Hospice at their annual meeting in Seattle. More than 5000 people are expected to attend the 24th annual conference. This year's theme "Claiming the Future...
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    Needed: A Compelling, Sustainable Business Model for RHIO's

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    In his 2004 State of the Union Address, President Bush proclaimed that we’ll have an electronic health record for most Americans within 10 years. Soon after, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology was established and...
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    What if the change train has no passengers? Getting the word out on NHIN, RHIO's and EMRs

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    During the years I worked in the television industry as a physician broadcaster, one of my news editors was always talking about "the change train". He would explain how the television industry was being transformed and that the change train was coming...
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    The Cell Phone as Health Coach, Personal Medical Assistant

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    An article from Associated Press posted on the front page of MSN poses the question, Will Cell Phones Replace PCs? I hardly think that will happen anytime soon, but I continue to be impressed by the growing array of applications and services that are...
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    Healthcare Portals: Serving all people

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    According to the US Census Bureau , 55 percent of American households have access to the internet. That's triple the percentage reported in 1997. I suspect the true figure is even higher since the survey is based on census information from 2003. As might...
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    Welcome: Microsoft Health Blog

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    On behalf of our entire Healthcare and Life Sciences team, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our health blog. We've created this space to explore, inform, debate and discuss the many issues and opportunities surrounding the adoption and implementation...
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    The Case for Clinical Leadership in Healthcare IT

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    Hats off to Dr. Barry Chaiken for his thoughtful op-ed piece, " The Pied Piper of Clinical IT ", in this week's Healthcare's Most Wired On-line Magazine Dr. Chaiken rightfully points out the importance of clinical leadership and consideration of clinicians...
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    Expect the Unexpected: A common user interface for the Electronic Medical Record

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    Jim Lynch, R.N. is quoted by Health Data Management's on-line news service on remarks he recently made during a presentation at the 77th Convention and Exhibit of the American Health Information Management Association . In his address, "Electronic Medical...
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