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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.
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    Google and Health: Why More is Better

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    Two items of interest today; both good news for stimulating the transformation of healthcare into the digital age and giving consumers more control over their health information. The first announcement comes from Google and a pilot they will run with...
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    Hopping along toward better health in Western Australia

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    Regular HealthBlog readers know that I often find symbolism in things that I see as I travel the world. In Japan it was a wooden bridge in a serene garden. In Switzerland it was the Swiss Army Knife. In Banff Canada it was a ladder reaching toward a star...
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    Setting Sail for Better Health in Australia

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    Unlike America, the economy in Australia is booming. Anyone who wants to work is employed. The big worry here is inflation. Like America and other developed nations, Australia faces an aging population, the burden of chronic disease and a growing shortage...
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    Sky News Australia: TV Interview on e-Health

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    During the Sydney stopover on my recent speaking tour and business meetings with customers around Australia, I was invited to sit down for an interview with Sky News , Australia's leading 24-hour national cable news network. We discussed the emergence...
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    Mobility, data input, and telephonic solutions for busy clinicians

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    I've written before on HealthBlog about the importance of providing data input options in IT solutions for clinicians. Expecting busy practitioners to document everything using only a keyboard isn't practical. I've also stressed the importance of mobility...
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    HIMSS 08 Redux: Swimming in the same pond

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    HIMSS 08 is now behind us. Thanks to my many friends, business colleagues and HealthBlog readers who stopped by the Microsoft booth to say "hello". Thanks also to all of you who stood around to hear me kick off our Microsoft Theater session "Improving...
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    HIMSS 08 and Microsoft: Improving Health Around the World

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    Next Monday, February 25th, is the opening of HIMSS 08 in Orlando, Florida. If you plan to attend, I hope you will join us in booth 2247 to see firsthand how Microsoft technologies and solutions, and those of our partners, are being used to improve health...
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    Health at Home: The Next Center of Care

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    With people living longer, many with chronic diseases, the demand for healthcare services becomes ever greater leading to increased costs to governments, employers, and private insurers. What if there was technology that would help connect the elderly...
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