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Microsoft Health Tech Today—May program is now live

Microsoft Health Tech Today—May program is now live

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I invite you to watch the latest program of our exciting on-line video series, Health Tech Today.  The May edition will take you around the world to see some of the most innovative and interesting solutions at the intersection of health and information technology.

image Visit Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand.  See how this amazing institution uses the latest technologies to efficiently care for thousands of patients each day, most of whom show up without an appointment.  Patients are seen within 15 minutes and are often out the door in less than an hour.  Bumrungrad’s CEO tells us how they do it.

 

 

image Find out how a cell phone texting service is reducing infant mortality rates and helping new moms care for their infants.  Timely, proactive educational tips keep moms connected and informed about every stage of their baby’s development and offer helpful suggestions to help baby thrive.

 

 

 

image Learn how an idea discussed over beers and a burger turned into a new way to schedule doctor visits.  The founder of ZocDoc shows us how his company is taking the hassle out of getting an appointment, helping doctors fill unused capacity, and giving patients greater insight to a doctor’s “bedside manners”.

 

 

image Finally, see how one of Japan’s most technologically advanced, paperless hospitals is using unified communications to improve care team communication and collaboration.  Their imaginative CIO, who also happens to be a physician, tells us what they’ve already done, and what to expect next.

 

 

clip_image002Remember that our on-line player lets you view the entire episode of Health Tech Today from beginning to end, or just the program segments that interest you the most.  You’ll also find links to more information and special offers from Microsoft and our sponsors.  And, if you are new to Health Tech Today, you can watch any of our previous programs or program segments by clicking on each month in the player.  Click on the Health Tech Today logo (right) to watch now.

Here’s to your health!

 

Bill Crounse, MD  Senior Director, Worldwide Health   Microsoft

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