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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    Develop a health app for Windows 8.1 and possibly change the world

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    I t’s been said that the world is being eaten by apps, applications that is. Whatever your need, it seems “there’s an app for that”. For those of us in healthcare, it is hard to escape the proliferation of apps. There are clinical reference apps, apps...
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    Do we need to re-imagine the electronic medical record?

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    The electronic medical record is here to stay. It would be foolish to think that the healthcare industry could ever go back to paper. Yet I know that the majority of my clinical colleagues aren’t especially happy with the electronic medical records systems...
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    Would you trade places with your physician?

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    I suspect many people would answer that question with, “Yes, in a heartbeat”! They might consider the perceived status, the opportunity to help others, and what is arguably a very good income. These and other reasons might make a person want to trade...
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    Advances in devices and clinical mobility, why Windows matters

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    In my role at Microsoft, I spend a lot of time in meetings with very senior healthcare executives and clinical leaders from all over the world. I frequently get asked, "What is the perfect computing device for doctors, nurses and others working in...
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    Do we need new vital signs for health?

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    The standard definition for vital signs is, “measures of various physiological statistics, often taken by health professionals, in order to assess the most basic body functions”. Another definition says vital signs are literally “signs of life”. Classic...
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    Microsoft Kinect Sensor applications in health and medicine

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    Rarely on HealthBlog do I share something that I haven’t written myself. However, from time to time I come across something from my colleagues at Microsoft that warrants breaking my first-person reporting rule. As I travel the world in my role as senior...
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    Windows 8 tablets get “tough” for healthcare

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    Last Friday I reported on some official cleaning guidelines for the Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 line of tablet computers. Knowing how to keep your tablet computer as clean as possible without damaging the device is important, especially when...
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    Starting 2014 with a cleaner (Surface) slate

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    As physicians, nurses, clinical case managers, home health providers and others who work in health and healthcare have discovered, the slate tablet computer is becoming a preferred device for busy healthcare professionals. The slate tablet’s highly mobile...
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January, 2014