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Get Connected: Microsoft Connected Health Conference--May 19 & 20

Get Connected: Microsoft Connected Health Conference--May 19 & 20

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Head Have you ever thought about visiting the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington?  If so, there are two opportunities coming up in the months ahead that may be of interest to healthcare executives, clinicians, health solutions software developers, and others with a passion for IT and health.  One of those opportunities is the annual Microsoft Health Users Group meeting that takes place in August.  More about that in a later post.  The more immediate opportunity is our annual Connected Health Conference that is hosted by Microsoft’s Health Solutions Group.

The Connected Health Conference is officially held in Bellevue, Washington, at the Meydenbauer Center.  That’s because the conference has grown too large to be held on our corporate campus.  Never-the-less, you’ll be close enough to Redmond to make a visit and there are always side meetings and other activities that do take place here on campus.

So, what can you expect at the third annual Connected Health Conference?  The event takes place May 19 and 20.  And here are just a few of the highlights:

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The conference will showcase technologies that are transforming healthcare delivery and identify ways for you to become a catalyst for change in healthcare.

Keynote Address

Stephen Dubner, award-winning author and journalist, coauthor of Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics

Breakout Sessions

Compelling breakout sessions including Advancing Health in a Digital World, How the Best Accountable Care Organizations Add Value, Achieving Meaningful Use, and more…

Innovation Panel

Todd Park, CTO of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
David Brailer, Chairman of Health Evolution Partners
Rod Hochman, CEO of Swedish Medical Center
Peter Neupert, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Health Solutions Group

Peer-to-Peer Networking Meetings

Connected Health Conference Exhibit Hall

Experience in-depth demonstrations of Microsoft Health Solutions Group offerings and Microsoft partner solutions.

Networking Reception

Mingle & network with fellow industry executives, conference exhibitors, and the Microsoft Health Solutions Group team.

imageMy friend and colleague, Ian Morrison, author of Healthcare in the New Millennium: Vision, Values and Leadership, will serve as facilitator and emcee.  I think you enjoy his keen wit and humor as he leads conference participants through two days of rich content from industry experts and luminary speakers.

For more information and to register for the 2010 Connected Health Conference, click HERE

Bill Crounse, MD  Senior Director, Worldwide Health   Microsoft

  • I am looking for information on the 2012 Microsoft Connected Health Conference? Is there going to be one this year?

  • Celso,

    Thanks for writing.  The Connected Health Conference series was produced by the Microsoft division (Health Solutions Group) that is now part of Caradigm - a joint venture between Microsoft and GE Healthcare.  Therefore, although Microsoft will not be continuing the Connected Health Conference, it is quite possible that Caradigm will have a conference of some kind.  For more information, see www.caradigm.com .  

    Bill Crounse, MD

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