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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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    Microsoft Health Tech Today—April Program—Watch it Now!

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    The April edition of Microsoft Health Tech Today is now live.  You can watch the entire show or click on any of the photos below to watch only that segment.  On the show’s home page player, be sure to look for links to additional information...
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    New Efficiencies for Physician Practice

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    I wanted to help spread the word about a special webinar I will be hosting on April 8th, Noon to 1PM Eastern.  The webinar, provided through the auspices of the Medical Group Management Association , is free to both members and non-members alike...
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    The Unintended? Consequences of Healthcare Reform

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    While the Republicans and Democrats duke it out over the next several months one thing is clear, healthcare in America (and I should add around the world) is changing.  So what are the consequences of health reform?  And are these intended or...
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    Health insurance isn’t insurance, it’s an annuity. Can you afford it?

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    So the waters have parted and America will now provide “affordable” health insurance for all.  On an earlier blog post , I explained why health insurance is different from any other kind of insurance because everyone who is insured collects on it;...
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    Microsoft Health Tech Today—April Preview

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    I’m very excited to tell you about the April edition of Microsoft Health Tech Today .  Health Tech Today is our monthly, on-line video magazine at the intersection of health and information technology.  Our April show will premiere on March...
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    Crushing Complexity from Healthcare

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    Early in my career at Microsoft, I traveled around the United States giving keynotes at healthcare executive events organized by our company.  For some of those events I was joined on the podium by health industry author, lecturer, executive, physician...
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    Microsoft Healthcare Executive Event

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    I usually don’t use this space to promote local/regional events.  After all, HealthBlog has a worldwide audience of readers.  However, I’m making an exception because the event I want to promote takes place on home turf and it was after all...
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    Microsoft Research TechFest 2010—through the lens of a clinician

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    One of my favorite events of the year is Microsoft TechFest .  The two-day event hosted by my colleagues at Microsoft Research opened today.  As usual, I was blown away by what I saw.  I can’t go into great detail, or show you any pictures...
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    HIMSS Day 2—cool technologies from Panasonic, Philips and Microsoft

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    OK.  The cat is out of the bag.  I can finally tell you about one of the meetings I had while I was in Japan last week.  The meeting was with Panasonic, and I was among a handful of people to get a sneak peek at Panasonic’s new convertible...
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    Microsoft makes some important announcements at HIMSS Day 1

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    While I was winging my way back from Japan two things were particularly on my mind.  First was the culmination of a very successful week of meetings with health industry executives and government leaders and advisors in Japan.  This included...
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