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    News from HIMSS

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    Yesterday, in conjunction with the official start of the 2007 HIMSS Conference , we made a couple of announcements that outline our ongoing efforts to deliver guidance and tools to help deploy more efficient eHealth solutions. Readers of this blog have...
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    HIMSS

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    Well, it's time to pack an go. The show is about to start. I'm of course referring to HIMSS in New Orleans! (just in case you did not read the tile of this post ;-) I'm speaking at MS-HUG on Sunday morning, then working primarily at the Microsoft booth...
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    MS-HUG Tech Forum

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    The Microsoft Healthcare Users Group (MS-HUG) Tech Forum is set to kick off on August 28 in Redmond, WA in the Conference Center on Microsoft Campus. I will be presenting on the Connected Health Framework from 3:40 to 4:45pm on Monday the 28th. I encourage...
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    Have You Been to SolShare Lately?

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    While catching up on work, that unfortunately does not stop when you're on vacation, I noticed that the conversation on the healthcare forums on SolShare.net is heating up. The Connected Health Framework papers have been downloaded more than 300 times...
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    Connected Health Framework Webcast - SOLD OUT!

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    The Connected Health Framework Webcast on Tuesday January 16th is SOLD OUT! I'll send out a link to the Webcast recording as soon as it's published for all of those who could not attend. Thanks for the interest and in the meantime feel free to ask questions...
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    HL7 Accelerator v3?

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    We have not even shipped Version 2.0 of the HL7 Accelerator for BizTalk that Tom is already thinking ahead and posting a wish list for v3 . Some of the issues he outlines are already addressed in v1.3, others will in v2: 1.1, this is addressed in v1.3...
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    Kicking off MS-HUG TechForum

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    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...
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    Upcoming Events

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    I wanted to highlight some of the upcoming events: Next week is the HL7 Working Group Meeting in San Diego, CA . I will be there, as usual, spending most of my time with the HSSP folks and teaching a tutorial on HL7 Version 3 Implementation Mechanics...
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    MS-HUG TechForum - Microsoft Health Common User Interface (MSCUI)

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    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...
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    Wow!

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    I looked at my blog today and I hav not been blogging in more than a month! It's incredible how time goes by while you're having fun ;-) Oh, and HIMSS also played a big role in that as well! We had a very good show and the Microsoft pavillion was...
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    Virtua Health Joins the Growing Amalga Family

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    Today we announced Virtua Health as our 12th Amalga, the Unified Intelligence System (UIS) customer. Virtua Health is a pioneer in healthcare quality and many other areas. We are jazzed to have them part of our client base and look forward a number of...
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    HIMSS 2009 – WOW!

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    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...
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    HL7 Submits Its Standards to ISO

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    HL7 Has submitted a batch of standards for ISO approval: A set of data standards developed by HL7, a health IT standards accreditation organization in the United States, is being jointly published with an international data standards group. Seven additional...
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    Microsoft at HIMSS 2009 – It Starts…

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    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...
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    Summary Report for NHIN Prototypes

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    If you pay any attention to what's happening in the U.S. around the National Health Information Network (NHIN) you certainly have seen that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has posted another RFP for more prototypes to test what was done...
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    Windows Vista Healthcare Demo

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    While sorting some older action item I discovered that the Windows Vista Healthcare Demo that you all have seen featured on this blog has been posted online along with the full source code! You can check it out on the .NET Framework 3.0 Community web...
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    Headed for HIMSS 2009

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    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...
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    FeedBurner

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    A house-keeping post between one HIMSS session and the next. To allow for better management of my feed and to better understand my audience, I added support for FeedBurner . It would be great if you could switch your existing subscription to the new URL...
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    MS-HUG TechForum - Azyxxi

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    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...
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    If You Read Only One Security Federation Paper This Year...

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    ...let it be this one: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb498017.aspx The whitepaper was co-authored by Microsoft and IBM and I participated in the review of the healthcare scenario. [UPDATE: The post looked a little bit dry after reading...
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    Deadline for MS-HUG Call for Proposals Extended!

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    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 .
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    MS-HUG TechForum - Lessons Learned in Forming a RHIO

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    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...
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    MS-HUG Call for Proposal Now OPEN!

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    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...
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    MS-HUG TechForum - Day 2

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    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...
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    Microsoft Health IT Blogs [Update]

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    I have consolidated a list of blogs about Microsoft technologies in Health IT and shared as a Windows Live Collection that will add a page to your personalized Windows Live home. Windows Live works on pretty much any browser, but if you want to add the...
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