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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    Healthcare ICT in Japan—A view from the top

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    There are some 8500 hospitals in Japan; a number that is surprising when you consider that the population of this country is approximately 120 million people.  That adds up to a lot of hospital beds per capita!  Ten percent of the population...
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    New Show! Microsoft Health Tech Today

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    I’m pleased to be able to share information about the newest episode of Microsoft Health Tech Today , the on-line video series at the intersection of health and information technology.  Our March program will premier on February 25th.   My guests...
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    A more promising future for Health ICT, clinical computing, and electronic health records?

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    On January 27th, I posted a piece on HealthBlog titled A “right-sized” EMR? Tablet PC + Microsoft Office OneNote .  I explained how many doctors who can’t afford or don’t like the well known, branded EMR solutions currently on the market, have turned...
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    5 Healthcare IT Decisions to Avoid….. and 1 to Embrace

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    In Today’s Healthcare IT News , Jeffery Daigrepont, senior vice president for healthcare IT consulting company the Coker Group , offers some sage advice on “ Five Healthcare IT Decisions to Avoid ”.  They are: Buying defective software Buying non...
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    Life and Health in Japan

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    From the 34th floor window of my hotel room on the Southern Terrace near Shinjuku train station I have an expansive view of the city. Below me, thousands of Japanese men and women emerge like ants from the subway and rail lines on their way to work. After...
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    Deconstructing Medical Practice

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    On Super Bowl Sunday, I received an e-mail from one of my physician colleagues, Dr. Thomas Gumprecht .  I’ve provided information on HealthBlog before about Dr. Gumprecht and his ENT practice in Redmond, Washington.  Tom and I share a passion...
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