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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    Did you miss the bus at HIMSS?

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    No, I don’t mean literally did you miss the bus. I don’t even mean did you miss the bus that was part of Intermountain Healthcare’s great exhibit at HIMSS . I mean more figuratively, did you miss the bus at HIMSS? It is easy to get lost at this mega show...
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    Looking for a “clinical grade” tablet computer? Get this special HIMSS14 deal on Surface Pro 2

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    Like so many of my readers, I’ll be hanging at the HIMSS meeting this week in Orlando. In fact, I’m winging my way there as I write this at 35,000 feet. I think half the people on the plane are on the same mission. When they announced early boarding for...
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    With Office 365, another reason to embrace the cloud in healthcare

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    How many times have you read an article about patient frustration over the fact that doctors won’t communicate with them by e-mail? Even though consumers can use e-mail to communicate with just about every other business organization these days, the practice...
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    My HIMSS prescription for basic survival and optimal enjoyment

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    So the big meeting( in Orlando this year) is just around the corner. If you, like me, have been attending HIMSS for many years before this, then you’ll know what to expect. It will be the best of times and the worst of times. You’ll leave with sore feet...
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    Is your tablet computer “clinical grade”?

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    If you’re a healthcare professional and you are thinking about buying a new tablet computer for work, here are some things I’d recommend you consider before selecting a new device. Perhaps the first question you should ask is this. Is the tablet I’d like...
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    Microsoft has a 12th man too, and it’s you!

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    Here in Seattle we are still pinching ourselves over yesterday’s Super Bowl blow out against the Denver Broncos. I don’t think even the most diehard Seahawks fans expected such a rout. It was long overdue for the Emerald City and I couldn’t be happier...
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February, 2014