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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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    Microsoft Common User Interface for Health Applications--Take 1.3

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    On several occasions , I've told you about some excellent work that is being done to help define a common user interface for clinical applications. This work addresses the important patient safety and user dissatisfaction issues that arise when clinicians...
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    Unlimited Potential for tele-health

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    Regular HealthBlog readers know that I'm a huge proponent of eHealth and tele-health as a means to extend healthcare information and services to citizens around the globe. In my world travels I see plenty of evidence that we are entering a new age in...
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    A tale of two cities: eHealth and Consumer Health World

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    Yesterday, I had the great honor to provide the opening keynote for eHealth Canada in Vancouver, BC. Although I accepted the invitation to speak at the conference almost a year ago, nobody had to twist my arm. I always enjoy my visits to Vancouver. I...
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    Microsoft Health at Med-e-Tel

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    I'm back in the saddle after a whirl-wind tour of duty at Med-e-Tel in Luxembourg (followed by bit of vacation). Luxembourg may not be the easiest place in the world to get to in Europe, but I would highly recommend the annual Med-e-Tel conference. Under...
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    Mobile Devices and Solutions for Healthcare

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    I'm going to be on the road the next few weeks for a business trip and some vacation. While I'm away, I wanted to share two brand new videos in my House Calls for Healthcare Professionals series of audio and video programs. The topic is Mobile Devices...
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    Electronic Medical Records: Questions to ask before you buy

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    Last week I provided a short video commentary on why there is growing urgency for American healthcare to get fully digital.  Yes, it was a bit cynical. However, from the volume of hits on my streaming video site I know that it got your attention...
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    Patient Safety Screening Tool for Sepsis: New Video

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    Sepsis is defined as the presence of pathogenic organisms or their toxins in the blood or other tissues.  It is characterized by a systemic inflammatory response which can progress to circulatory system dysfunction, multiple organ failure, and death...
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    GE Healthcare Pilots Microsoft Unified Communications

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    The timely transfer of information between consulting radiologists and physicians on the front lines of care can mean the difference between life and death. In fact, high quality medical practice in every specialty is deeply dependant on appropriate communication...
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    Video Commentary: It's time to go fully digital in American healthcare

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    My work at Microsoft takes me all over the world to visit hospitals, health systems, and clinics.  I also have the opportunity to meet with lots of physician leaders, health ministers, and industry luminaries from other countries.  In addition...
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    Picture This! Unified Communications in Healthcare

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    If you search the term "unified communications" on this Blog, you'll see that it is a frequent topic.  I'm a huge proponent of the need for better tools to manage caregiver communication and collaboration in healthcare.  For way too...
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    Sex, Disease, Health and the Internet

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    The headline may have brought you here, but please read on. Regular HealthBlog readers know I'm passionate about using information technology and the Internet to improve health around the world. There's never been a better tool to help us deliver health...
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    Partners and Developers: Improving health around the world

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    For a change, I'm at my home office in Redmond this week. In fact, I'll be here the next few weeks before heading off to Europe again for a speaking engagement and some much needed vacation. My week started with a briefing for industry and government...
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    Extending care globally through commodity telehealth services

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    Next month I travel to Luxembourg to deliver a keynote address at the annual Med-e-Tel conference. The conference focuses on ehealth and telemedicine applications as well as a wide range of other medical ICT applications. It also examines the convergence...
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    HIMSS 08 Redux: Swimming in the same pond

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    HIMSS 08 is now behind us. Thanks to my many friends, business colleagues and HealthBlog readers who stopped by the Microsoft booth to say "hello". Thanks also to all of you who stood around to hear me kick off our Microsoft Theater session "Improving...
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    Sky News Australia: TV Interview on e-Health

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    During the Sydney stopover on my recent speaking tour and business meetings with customers around Australia, I was invited to sit down for an interview with Sky News , Australia's leading 24-hour national cable news network. We discussed the emergence...
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    Health at Home: The Next Center of Care

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    With people living longer, many with chronic diseases, the demand for healthcare services becomes ever greater leading to increased costs to governments, employers, and private insurers. What if there was technology that would help connect the elderly...
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    Google and Health: Why More is Better

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    Two items of interest today; both good news for stimulating the transformation of healthcare into the digital age and giving consumers more control over their health information. The first announcement comes from Google and a pilot they will run with...
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    HIMSS 08 and Microsoft: Improving Health Around the World

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    Next Monday, February 25th, is the opening of HIMSS 08 in Orlando, Florida. If you plan to attend, I hope you will join us in booth 2247 to see firsthand how Microsoft technologies and solutions, and those of our partners, are being used to improve health...
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    Setting Sail for Better Health in Australia

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    Unlike America, the economy in Australia is booming. Anyone who wants to work is employed. The big worry here is inflation. Like America and other developed nations, Australia faces an aging population, the burden of chronic disease and a growing shortage...
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    Hopping along toward better health in Western Australia

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    Regular HealthBlog readers know that I often find symbolism in things that I see as I travel the world. In Japan it was a wooden bridge in a serene garden. In Switzerland it was the Swiss Army Knife. In Banff Canada it was a ladder reaching toward a star...
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