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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    Bill Clinton Addresses Microsoft Government Leaders Forum

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    Today, I am attending the Microsoft Government Leaders Forum at the Lansdowne Resort near Washington, D.C.  The Forum, now in its 12th year, is an opportunity for elected officials, government executives, and other distinguished people to come together...
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    Doc in the box now out of the box

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    Our current model for healthcare delivery does a reasonable job meeting the needs of people in developed nations around the world. However, even in those nations that provide good care for citizens there are growing concerns about aging populations, the...
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    Catch the Wave—Using the Net for patient care

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    An editorial in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal by Drs. Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, “Obama’s $80 Billion Exaggeration” rightfully questions the savings to be realized from electronic medical...
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    The no waiting, ER “waiting room”

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    A February 28th article in the Wall Street Journal discusses the plight of emergency room patients at the University of Chicago Medical Center .  According to the article, medical center administration had plans to decrease the number of hospital...
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    Personal genetic testing heralds era of more predictive, preventive care

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    We all know that we shouldn’t smoke.  It increases our risk for heart disease and cancer.  But some people, due to genetic factors, seem to be more susceptible than others.  If we knew that we were “hard-wired” to be especially at risk...
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    The “Green Patient Lab” provides a glimpse of future healing environments

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    Today I’m in Phoenix, Arizona, to keynote at what is for me a different kind of industry conference.  Each year, I provide dozens of keynotes at industry conferences for healthcare providers and information technologists all over the world. ...
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    Improving Health Around the World through Software Innovation

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    During my recent business trip to Australia, I was invited to sit down for an interview with Sky News Television , Australia’s national cable news network.  I was delighted to have the opportunity to speak to Sky News.  Last year, I did my first...
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    Fostering innovation in education and healthcare—GLF Day 2

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    It’s not all that often that we are able to bring Craig Mundie, our Chief Research and Strategy Officer, and Bill Gates, Microsoft Chairman and Founder, together at the same event. When it happens, it is a delight not only for our customers, but for Microsoft...
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