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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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    Healthcare IT Adoption by Clinicians: It's a two-way street

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    On a recent post titled " Improving Preventive Care Compliance " I nudged my clinical colleagues to be more proactive in reminding patients about needed preventive services. I made comparisons to service notifications that are typical in other industries...
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    Improving preventive care compliance

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    Last week I received a postcard from my auto dealer. It was time to bring my car in for service.  They also send me email reminders and call me should I fail to make an appointment.  I get similar reminders from my dentist.  I even get...
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    The imperative for leadership in American healthcare

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    Last week I was invited to provide the luncheon keynote to a group of hospital and health system executives in San Francisco. They had gathered under the auspices of The Leadership Institute to share best practices and hear from a select group of outside...
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    Microsoft Common User Interface for Health Applications--Take 1.3

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    On several occasions , I've told you about some excellent work that is being done to help define a common user interface for clinical applications. This work addresses the important patient safety and user dissatisfaction issues that arise when clinicians...
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    Unlimited Potential for tele-health

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    Regular HealthBlog readers know that I'm a huge proponent of eHealth and tele-health as a means to extend healthcare information and services to citizens around the globe. In my world travels I see plenty of evidence that we are entering a new age in...
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    A tale of two cities: eHealth and Consumer Health World

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    Yesterday, I had the great honor to provide the opening keynote for eHealth Canada in Vancouver, BC. Although I accepted the invitation to speak at the conference almost a year ago, nobody had to twist my arm. I always enjoy my visits to Vancouver. I...
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May, 2008