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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    Monitoring the Pulse of a Pandemic

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    The World Health Organization has raised their alert level to Phase 5, meaning that a pandemic outbreak of swine flu is imminent and just one step away from Phase 6 which would indicate that a worldwide pandemic is underway.   Also, the CDC...
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    Healthcare Reform--What would Reagan do?

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    Today, I will give a luncheon keynote at the annual Council on Employee Benefits gathering at the Four Season’s Hotel in Westlake Village in the suburbs of Los Angeles.  Last evening, I joined the group for what turned out to be a very memorable...
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    Touch the Future Today—Microsoft at HIMSS 2009

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    I’m back in Seattle from the windy (and somewhat sleety) city.  Now that I’ve had a reasonable night’s sleep, I’ll share some perspectives on the HIMSS 2009 conference in Chicago. There were two football-sized exhibit halls of stuff to see. ...
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    Providing Healthcare in America—Where, How and by Whom?

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    For HealthBlog readers who were unable to attend HIMSS in Chicago, I thought I’d provide a recap of the presentation I gave in the Microsoft Theater. The title of my presentation was aligned to our mission statement, “improving health around the world...
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    Health. Connected. at HIMSS 2009 in Chicago

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    Microsoft health teams around the world have begun a mass migration to Chicago.  Tomorrow, I will be boarding a plane to join up with them for what is always one of the most important and largest health IT industry conferences and exhibitions of...
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    Coming Soon! Healthcare Reform. Will it have a happy ending?

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    I’m writing this today from the beautiful Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles; just a stone’s throw away from the tony enclave of Beverley Hills and Rodeo Drive.  From my room on the 18th floor of the hotel I look out at the MGM Tower and...
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