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  • Blog Post: Join us for the Connected Health Conference

    The HealthVault Solution Conference that we did last year has evolved into a broader event that includes more of the solutions that Microsoft has to offer in Health. The Connected Health Conference will be held on June 10-12 in Bellevue, WA and we’re going to feature a lot of content both around Amalga...
  • Blog Post: HIMSS 2009 – WOW!

    Ok, I have been to a few HIMSS with Microsoft now, but I must say that this one, by all means exceeded my expectations. We had two days of in-depth training with our field before the show and that was great. All the content was spot on (at least from my perspective :-), we had a great representation...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft at HIMSS 2009 – It Starts…

    We just issued a press release outlining some of the cool things that you’ll see at HIMSS 2009 from Microsoft. At HiMSS09, the annual conference and exhibition for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Microsoft Corp. will showcase in its booth (No. 1232) new solutions designed...
  • Blog Post: Headed for HIMSS 2009

    Like the past 8, this year I will be at 2009 HIMSS Healthcare IT Conference and Exhibition . I will be there starting tomorrow (Friday 4/3) for internal Microsoft training. As you can imagine this is a good opportunity to get all the Microsoft people in healthcare together. MS-HUG is on Saturday with...
  • Blog Post: How Could I Miss This? HLS Industry Council

    If you're in Farmington, CT on November 5th, I strongly suggest you attend the (first?): Microsoft Health and Life Sciences Industry Council Healthcare 2.0 Perspectives & Industry Impact - Blogs, Wikis, podcasts, social networking, mashups, and RSS have become mainstream. Yet, the overall business...
  • Blog Post: HL7 Version 3 Tutorial Handout

    Sorry to use this blog for a public service announcement :-) For the folks that attended my tutorial (TH18 HL7 Version 3 Implementation Mechanics - Part II) at the Atlanta HL7 Working Group Meeting, please contact me directly to have a copy of the presentation. I apologize if the printout was garbled...
  • Blog Post: MS-HUG TechForum 2008 - Call for Proposals

    We just close the curtain on the summer TechForum and it's already time to start planning for the next one. HIMSS just issued the call for proposals for the 2008 TechForum happening in conjunction with HIMSS in Orlando, FL Call for Proposals Now Open! MS-HUG Tech Forum 2008 — Orlando, FL Orange County...
  • Blog Post: MS-HUG TechForum - Recap

    I like the TechForum. It's a good opportunity for me to catch up with friends like John Koisch, Tom Canter, Simon Chester and Eric Stott and learn about the cool things that partners and customers are doing with our technology. It's great to see that the community of MS-HUG bloggers is growing...
  • Blog Post: MS-HUG TechForum - Azyxxi

    The closing keynote for MS-HUG was delivered by Davide Viganò, General Manager in the Health Solutions Group (HSG). Davide, to which I partly owe my move from Microsoft Italy to Corp in 2000, is a long time Microsoftie and has worked in healthcare in the past. He gave a little retrospective going back...
  • Blog Post: MS-HUG TechForum - Day 2

    Here is a quick summary of the sessions I attended today. Clinical Messaging in a Services Oriented Architecture The two Bob (Bob Long and Bob Gill) from Visiphor gave a presentation on the status of adoption of services across a number of projects with focus on something that is happening in Canada...
  • Blog Post: MS-HUG TechForum - BizTalk Accelerator for HL7 [Update 1]

    Straight from the horse's mouth, Stuart Landrum, Program Manager for the BizTalk Accelerators gave an overview of the new features for the Accelerator for HL7 2.0(A4HL7) in BizTalk 2006 R2. Here they are: New Accelerator Licensing! Support for HL7 v2.5 Support of international characters...
  • Blog Post: MS-HUG TechForum - Microsoft Health Common User Interface (MSCUI)

    Andrew Kirby presented on the Microsoft Health Common User Interface (MSCUI) , a project born out of the collaboration with the England National Health Service (NHS). This is something that we have been talking about for a long time, but are now finally to the point where everybody can look at the Design...
  • Blog Post: MS-HUG TechForum - IHE XDS.b Reference Implementation

    We had a fairly well attended session and the objective of providing an overview of the Health Connection Engine (HCE) and IHE XDS.b reference implementations was achieved, although with the time we had I could not get into a lot of detail. We have talked about the HCE in the past so I'll try to focus...
  • Blog Post: MS-HUG TechForum - Lessons Learned in Forming a RHIO

    The industry position on RHIOs is that "they are so yesterday" and "HIE is the new RHIO", but it's interesting to see how many people are attracted by this topic and what kind of interest is there in learning how this is working for others. Mark Singh just spoke about the experience with SEMRHIO . A...
  • Blog Post: Kicking off MS-HUG TechForum

    I'm here at the MS-HUG TechForum this week and right now sitting in the Kodiak Room in the Microsoft Conference Center where the TechForum takes place. Steve Aylward, the General Manager for the US Health and Life Sciences group, just gave us an update on the work that Microsoft is doing in supporting...
  • Blog Post: HLS DevCon Slides Posted

    For those of you interested in looking at the slides for the first Health and Life Sciences Developer Conference , they are now posted at http://www.hlsdevcon.com/default.aspx
  • Blog Post: Connected Health Framework Webcast Recording Fixed

    I had several reports of people not being able to access the recording of the Connected Health Framework - Architecture and Design Blueprint webcast . The problem should now be fixed. The recording is available on the MS Events web site .
  • Blog Post: Deadline for MS-HUG Call for Proposals Extended!

    If you need a little bit more time for those proposals, here you go! The deadline has been extended to June 3rd . Proceed to the Online Application Form or to get more information on the MS-HUG TechForum .
  • Blog Post: MS-HUG Call for Proposal Now OPEN!

    As you know, we're hosting the next MS-HUG Tech Forum in Redmond, WA on August 21st-22nd. The call for proposals is now OPEN for business. I know there are a ton of cool projects out there that turn Microsoft technology into pure business value, so please make our life harder by submitting a ton of cool...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Healthcare and Life Sciences Developer Conference [UPDATE]

    [Update 1] The team working on the conference created a landing site at http://www.hlsdevcon.com/default.aspx We invite you to join us for the annual Microsoft Healthcare and Life Sciences Developer Conference! As always, conference attendance is FREE. Breakfast and lunch for both days is provided. You...
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