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: A hospital electronic patient record built with Microsoft Office System

    In previous HealthBlog entries, I've told you about the growing trend of hospitals using commodity software to run the enterprise including electronic medical record systems based on Microsoft standard products. Most of these examples come from outside the United States where perhaps there's more emphasis...
  • Blog Post: New Audiocast: Collaborative solutions for better patient care and a healthier bottom line

    Back in January, I wrote a piece entitled Big Healthcare Savings from Surprisingly Simple Solutions . I profiled some excellent work at Childrens Memorial Hospital of Chicago where they are using solutions built with Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Office, and InfoPath to absolutely delight clinical...
  • Blog Post: Big Healthcare Savings from Surprisingly Simple Solutions

    Even if you work in a so-called “most wired” American healthcare facility, I guarantee if you look around you’ll still find lots of paper forms and processes. Paper is endemic in American hospitals and clinics, even in those with fairly robust enterprise information systems and electronic medical records...
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