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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    Here come the 20-somethings…… and the rest of us

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    Earlier this week, American Medical News published an article with some startling statistics.  Of the 30 million or so Americans who will soon have access to healthcare courtesy of health insurance reforms, about 7.5 million of those will be young...
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    Digitizing Health Information

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    On the newest episode of Microsoft Health Tech Today we take a look at the challenges and opportunities associated with electronic medical records and the digitization of health information.  My guest on the program is Dr. John Sobeck, a physician...
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    Chips off the block – vacation reflections on innovation and Health IT

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    Regular followers of this blog may have noted a paucity of new posts.  That’s because I’ve been on vacation the past two weeks.  My wife and I took a much needed respite in the Canadian Rockies.  We flew to Calgary where we rented a car...
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    Putting the “I” in Health IT

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    The US Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has released a new video as part of a promotional campaign to help get the word out about the nation’s transition to an electronic health care environment.   According...
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    An unlikely advocate for Health IT–What would Desmond Tutu do?

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    You might not expect a 79 year old activist, retired Anglican bishop, and Nobel laureate to be a staunch advocate for Health ICT, but it turns out that information technology is highly regarded by Desmond Mpilo Tutu .  That’s what we found out when...
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    Why Accountable Care (and IT) Matters – a lesson from Montefiore

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    I’ve always been a big fan of hospitals and health systems that have physicians at the helm.  I’ve had the distinguished opportunity to work for a few of them during my 30 year career.  It’s not because physicians are always the best managers...
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    Seamless Connectivity–on Microsoft Health Tech Today

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    As I said last November here on HealthBlog, “Let’s face it - telemedicine has been around almost as long as television itself”.  I reminded you that telemedicine used to be technology that only the military, government agencies, and large academic...
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