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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    Does Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) Reduce Patient Safety?

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    Writing this title, even in the form of a question, on a technology-oriented Healthcare blog feels like sacrilege; like an employee making a politically incorrect statement (choose one of your favorites here) at the annual policy meeting of the HR leadership...
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    Guest Blogger

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    It is evident to anyone who scans Microsoft's Healthcare Blog that Dr Bill Crounse has an extremely busy schedule. I have no doubt that you will be pleased to learn that Dr Crounse is at last taking a well-deserved vacation through January 3rd, 2006....
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    Windows Mobile: Development platform for health enabled Smartphones

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    This morning I had the pleasure of keynoting the opening session at the Medical Records Institute's National Conference on m-Health (mobile) and EOE in San Diego. Qualcomm VP Don Jones preceded me at the podium with a presentation titled "The Momentous...
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    Microsoft Healthcare Industry Director Offers 5 Trends to Watch

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    I've just returned to Seattle from TETHIC and CDHCC in Washington, D.C. While there, I had an opportunity to facilitate the summit leadership group discussions on Wednesday and participate in panel discussion following a presentation by Doug Bush, VP...
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    Transparency in Clinical Quality Indicators: The Future is Now

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    I have just returned from our Healthcare Executive Forum event in Minneapolis. More than 30 customers came from across Minnesota and Kansas, from Allina to Mayo , to join us at the Grand Hotel . It’s terrific to see so many folks from the c-suite as well...
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    On-line Physician Consultations: Eating Our Own Dogfood

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    At Microsoft we are famous for "eating our own dogfood"; the practice of pounding away on beta software well before final versions of the software are ever released to customers. It's our way of testing the waters for new innovations and subjecting all...
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    Wishing You A Happy Blogsgiving

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    As I sit warm and toasty in my family room watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV, I'm reminded of all the things I have to be thankful for this year. I'm thankful for my beautiful wife. I'm thankful for my talented daughter who left IBM...
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    Tablet PCs, Healthcare Integration, Portals and More

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    I'm just back from visiting with more than a hundred customers who attended our Healthcare Executive Forum events in Philadelphia and New York City. Our New York event was held in the famous Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center . I even had a chance to...
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    Tablet PC as Mobile, Medical Monitor

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    In Healthcare IT News , Peter Haigh discusses a very intriguing pilot program at New York Presbyterian Hospital . Dubbed " M3 " for Mobile Medical Monitor, the pilot aggregates a variety of clinical, collaboration and communication functions on to a single...
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    Healthcare Executive Forum Hits the Road

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    Next week, I'll be hitting the road again for our annual Healthcare Executive Forum events. This year we'll be visiting Philadelphia, New York City, Minneapolis, Seattle (Bellevue), Los Angeles, Dallas, and Houston. Additional events are being planned...
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    The Cell Phone as Health Coach, Personal Medical Assistant

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    An article from Associated Press posted on the front page of MSN poses the question, Will Cell Phones Replace PCs? I hardly think that will happen anytime soon, but I continue to be impressed by the growing array of applications and services that are...
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    Healthcare Portals: Serving all people

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    According to the US Census Bureau , 55 percent of American households have access to the internet. That's triple the percentage reported in 1997. I suspect the true figure is even higher since the survey is based on census information from 2003. As might...
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    What if the change train has no passengers? Getting the word out on NHIN, RHIO's and EMRs

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    During the years I worked in the television industry as a physician broadcaster, one of my news editors was always talking about "the change train". He would explain how the television industry was being transformed and that the change train was coming...
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    Expect the Unexpected: A common user interface for the Electronic Medical Record

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    Jim Lynch, R.N. is quoted by Health Data Management's on-line news service on remarks he recently made during a presentation at the 77th Convention and Exhibit of the American Health Information Management Association . In his address, "Electronic Medical...
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    The Future of Home Care

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    Next Monday, October 24th, it will be my honor to address the National Association for Home Care and Hospice at their annual meeting in Seattle. More than 5000 people are expected to attend the 24th annual conference. This year's theme "Claiming the Future...
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    The Case for Clinical Leadership in Healthcare IT

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    Hats off to Dr. Barry Chaiken for his thoughtful op-ed piece, " The Pied Piper of Clinical IT ", in this week's Healthcare's Most Wired On-line Magazine Dr. Chaiken rightfully points out the importance of clinical leadership and consideration of clinicians...
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    Needed: A Compelling, Sustainable Business Model for RHIO's

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    In his 2004 State of the Union Address, President Bush proclaimed that we’ll have an electronic health record for most Americans within 10 years. Soon after, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology was established and...
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    Welcome: Microsoft Health Blog

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    On behalf of our entire Healthcare and Life Sciences team, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our health blog. We've created this space to explore, inform, debate and discuss the many issues and opportunities surrounding the adoption and implementation...
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