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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    Mobile health startups focus on wellness, service, safety, and analytics

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    Yesterday afternoon I had an opportunity to serve as a mentor for ten startup companies that are currently participating in an incubation program in Kansas City known as the Sprint Accelerator powered by TechStars . Companies were selected from entries...
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    Playing for better health with BioGaming

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    Have you ever hurt your back, had a sports related injury, suffered a strain or sprain, broken a bone, or had surgery? If so, you have probably experienced some form of therapy delivered by clinicians who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation...
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    Healthcare Innovation and Discovery in Eastern Canada

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    This week I’m traveling in Eastern Canada or more specifically the greater Toronto area. I’m came to speak at a healthcare executive roundtable event organized by my Microsoft colleagues who manage our health business in Canada. It was also an opportunity...
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    Disrupting and Destructing Healthcare

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    From childhood most of us remember the sage parental advice on how to deal with bullies--“sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me”. Of course, we all know that words do hurt, maybe not physically, but they certainly take a toll...
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    Wearable computers, biosensors and sanity

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    Announcing the Life Force 3000 Smartwatch —the fashion accessory that continuously monitors health status by sampling body temperature, heart rate, heart rhythm, respiration, blood oxygenation, and blood pressure. It furthermore will detect 24 critical...
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    A better together story for physician -patient satisfaction, Epic + Surface

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    How many times have I heard from my physician colleagues that their computer and electronic medical record are getting in the way of patient care. By that they mean, coming between them and their patients. If you have ever used a clinical workstation...
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    Still missing--price transparency in healthcare

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    A few weeks ago, I saw my primary care provider for a scheduled physical exam or what the health insurance industry now likes to call a “wellness checkup”. If you recall, a major selling point of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is that we are moving...
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March, 2014