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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.

Help people around the world, win fame and prizes for your healthcare solutions

Help people around the world, win fame and prizes for your healthcare solutions

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Contest 

Are you a healthcare industry solution vendor?  Do you want worldwide recognition for your company's good work and the solutions you build using Microsoft technologies?  Would you like an opportunity to win prizes including a roundtrip for two to Paris and a guest spot to judge at the Imagine Cup 2008?  If so, Microsoft's Developer and Platform Evangelist group (DPE) has started up a new industry solution showcase and contest that I believe will be of great interest to readers of HealthBlog.

For a little inspiration, visit the Microsoft ISV Showcase.  You'll see some examples of the terrific work being done by our ISV community to change the world of healthcare (as well as education, clean technologies, and manufacturing).  Check out the video from Vital Images, a company that is using Microsoft platform technologies as a base to give doctors a revolutionary new view of their patients, and a powerful way to save lives. The ground-breaking software creates colorful 3-D images from CT, MRI and PET scans, allowing problems in the heart, lungs, colon, and brain to be detected quickly, affordably, and less invasively. Also, take a look at some of the other healthcare ISV solutions that are featured in the showcase.

With that under your belt, jump to the CONTEST and enter your healthcare solution that is making, or has the potential to make, a difference in the lives of people around the world.  Good luck!

Bill Crounse, MD    Worldwide Health Director   Microsoft Corporation  

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