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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    A few words on health benefits & retirement

    No, I’m not writing this from some exotic location in France, although it might have been easier to fly to France than to get here yesterday.  This morning I presented a keynote at the 2009 Corporate Benefits Summit at the Château Élan Winery &...
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    What’s missing in Health ICT? It’s the “C”!

    Last Friday, I had an opportunity to spend part of the afternoon with Dr. Don Detmer (right) during his visit to Microsoft Research . If the name isn’t familiar, Dr. Detmer is a surgeon and the immediate past president of AMIA, the American Medical Informatics...
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    Learn more about “Clinical Groupware”

    On my HealthBlog post of June 24th I posed the question, “Is it time for Clinical Groupware?”  Well, apparently the answer is YES!  Since June, a number of my colleagues have come together to form what is now known as the Clinical Groupware...
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    Please take care in selecting an EMR for your practice

    As reported by HDM on-line, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has published additional information on a $598 million grant program to fund the creation of about 70 Health Information Technology Regional Extension...
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    What’s Ahead for Clinical Computing?

    When you think about the future of clinical computing, what images come to mind? In five or ten years, will we still be using desktop PCs, computers on wheels, laptops and Tablet PCs? Will the keyboard and mouse be as prevalent as they are today? What...
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September, 2009