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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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  • Blog Post: Providing Healthcare in America—Where, How and by Whom?

    For HealthBlog readers who were unable to attend HIMSS in Chicago, I thought I’d provide a recap of the presentation I gave in the Microsoft Theater. The title of my presentation was aligned to our mission statement, “improving health around the world through software innovation”. The new administration...
  • Blog Post: Telemedicine, e-mail and messaging "oh my"!

    I wanted to draw your attention to a just released interview I did with Digital Healthcare and Productivity . In it, I talk about one of the most worrisome trends I see in US healthcare; how far we are falling behind the rest of the world in the use of information technology in the industry, including...
  • Blog Post: Motion Computing C5 Mobile Clinical Assistant: Right device, right time

    A surefire big hit at HIMSS this year will be Motion Computing's new C5 Mobile Clinical Assistant . Billed as the first ultra mobile wireless computer made specifically to address the workflow needs of doctors, nurses and other clinicians, the C5 is truly unique. The C5 is the first highly sealed, fully...
  • Blog Post: National e-Prescribing Patient Safety Initiatve, HIMSS and more

    Last week while visiting New York City, I sat down for an interview with Peter Cervieri at ScribeMedia . Peter and I first met last December at the Consumer Health World conference in Washington, D.C. Peter had invited me to visit him at ScribeMedia's Manhattan headquarters the next time I was in the...
  • Blog Post: High on Microsoft solutions in healthcare

    I'm back from New York City where I had an opportunity to meet with customers and provide a keynote at our Healthcare Executive Forum event at the Reuter's Building in Times Square. My visit to New York was all the more exciting (if that is the word to use) because the hotel where I stayed had a small...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft in the Healthcare Industry: Consumer Health World video interview

    I'm back in the office after a two week Holiday break. 2007 is upon us, and I look forward to a very exciting year with the introduction of Windows Vista , Office 2007 , and some of the first new solutions from our Health Solutions Group here at Microsoft . Just before vacation, I attended Consumer Health...
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