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Don’t get trapped in a health data vortex without the tech you need to manage it
HealthBlog readers may have noted my absence over the last two weeks. That’s because I was taking a little break from my day job at Microsoft. My wife and I enjoyed a much needed vacation in Sedona, Arizona, that included a side trip and overnight stay at the Grand Canyon. Although August...
20 Aug 2012
Obama’s new web site helps citizens find health insurance
Microsoft Health Tech Today launches season two on October 5th I invite you to join us on October 5th for the launch of the second season of Microsoft Health Tech Today . My special quest is Todd Park , CTO for the US Department of Health and Human Services. Mr. Park takes us on a tour of...
28 Sep 2010
Learn more about “Clinical Groupware”
On my HealthBlog post of June 24th I posed the question, “Is it time for Clinical Groupware?” Well, apparently the answer is YES! Since June, a number of my colleagues have come together to form what is now known as the Clinical Groupware Collaborative. The Collaborative’s mission is...
14 Sep 2009
Doc in the box now out of the box
Our current model for healthcare delivery does a reasonable job meeting the needs of people in developed nations around the world. However, even in those nations that provide good care for citizens there are growing concerns about aging populations, the increasing incidence of chronic disease, and shortages...
17 Mar 2009
Remedies for the Meltdown: What savvy healthcare organizations need to do now
In the January 6th edition of Hospitals and Health Networks Weekly on-line journal, my colleague Ian Morrison offers an insightful editorial on the impact of the world financial meltdown on health and healthcare. He rightfully points out that the health industry isn’t immune from financial downturns;...
6 Jan 2009
Needed: A Few More Instigators for the Healthcare Internet Revolution
Yesterday in Las Vegas, I had the pleasure of delivering a keynote luncheon address at the 11th Annual Healthcare Internet Conference . I say pleasure because the audience consisted of the very folks needed to drive and innovate new web services and care delivery models in healthcare. These were marketing...
6 Nov 2007
The Healthcare Internet Revolution
I'm writing this from Philadelphia where this evening I'll be presenting at the 2007 International Freddie Awards . The awards ceremony honors the very best in health and medical media (television, film and video) from around the globe. It is always a star-studded event and a chance to see many of my...
2 Nov 2007
The Connected Health Framework: A service-oriented architecture for health IT
I'd like to draw your attention to a very thoughtful piece in HHN Most Wired written by well-known CIO, John Glaser, and his Partners Healthcare CTO, Steve Flammini. These guys are highly respected healthcare IT veterans and thought leaders in the industry. If Glaser and Flammini believe Service-Oriented...
22 Nov 2006
Medicine on the Net: If not now, when?
Next week I'm off to Toronto, Canada, to make a keynote address at the 11th World Congress on Internet in Medicine . The Congress is being coordinated by the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation in Toronto and brings together several prestigious groups including the Society for the Internet in Medicine...
12 Oct 2006
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