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Filed Under:Medical / Healthcare IT
Posts on Regator:351
Posts / Week:1.5
Archived Since:April 6, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Windows 8 tablets get “tough” for healthcare

Last Friday I reported on some official cleaning guidelines for the Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 line of tablet computers. Knowing how to keep your tablet computer as clean as possible without damaging the device is important, especially when...(read more)

Starting 2014 with a cleaner (Surface) slate

As physicians, nurses, clinical case managers, home health providers and others who work in health and healthcare have discovered, the slate tablet computer is becoming a preferred device for busy healthcare professionals. The slate tablet’s highly mobile...(read more)

Is your health organization prepared for accountable care?

As healthcare transforms from a volume-based service to one that is more value-based, and “accountable care” becomes the focus for hospitals, clinics, and other providers, it will be absolutely essential to take a more holistic view of community health...(read more)

Why 2014 should be a very good year for consumer & enterprise health IT

It seems that much of the US is mired in snow and ice this week. Even here in the Pacific Northwest where winter temperatures tend to be somewhat moderate, we have had an entire week of temperatures well below freezing. There’s even a hint of snow in...(read more)

A few of my favorite (tech) things this Holiday Season

Happy Holidays to all of my HealthBlog readers around the world. I wish you peace, happiness and prosperity in 2014. As I have done each Holiday Season over the past few years, I would like to tell you about a few of my favorite things. Unfortunately...(read more)

Steaming hot Health IT in New Zealand

My colleagues had warned me and sure enough, the moment I got off the airplane in Rotorua, New Zealand, I immediately picked up the rotten egg aroma of sulfur that permeated the air around me. Rotorua is a hot bed for geothermal activity. The city sits...(read more)

Health Innovation! At the Centre in Australia

As I wrap up a week-long visit with customers and partners across the East Coast of Australia, it was entirely fitting that we ended up in Melbourne. Melbourne is home to the Australia Centre for Health Innovation located just a block away from the Alfred...(read more)

Lifehouse at RPA. Tribute to a inspirational clinician now offering comfort, care and cure for cancer patients in New South Wales, Australia

It is said that behind every great man, there is a great woman. I met one such woman today. Her name is Gail O’Brien. To Australians this story is well known. Dr. Chris O’Brien was a gifted physician and surgeon who specialized in head and neck surgery...(read more)

Amazing health tech in surprising places, a report from Baku, Azerbaijan

I f you live in a large, industrialized Western country and you don’t travel much outside your own borders, you may believe that high tech health IT exists only in countries like yours. If so, you’d be wrong. One of the most eye-opening things for me...(read more)

Focusing on “Care” as much as “Cure” in health around the world

Upon returning to Redmond from my keynote address at FutureMed in San Diego last week, I held an executive briefing on the Microsoft campus for a group of customers and partners who were visiting from Holland. As a former practicing physician and hospital...(read more)

A little slice of geek heaven at FutureMed 2013 in San Diego

As I sat in a tufted, white leather arm chair waiting for Dr. Daniel Kraft to introduce me for my keynote, I gazed across the audience. More than 300 of the brightest engineers, developers, academicians, scientists, and clinicians from around the world...(read more)

Big plans to improve health IT and healthcare in Alberta, Canada, and people who can pull it off

I’m sitting in an airport lounge waiting for my flight back to Seattle. It has been a whirlwind week of meeting with Microsoft customers and partners and with government leaders across Western Canada. We started our journey close to Seattle in Vancouver...(read more)

Oh Canada! Talking healthcare IT with my neighbors up north.

This week I’m traveling through Western Canada with some of my Microsoft worldwide health colleagues who are based in Canada. Along the way, we are meeting with customers, partners and government officials. We started our journey in one of my favorite...(read more)

Exergaming, breaking down the walls of social isolation while improving health

If you think video games are just for kids, tweens and teens, you’d be terribly wrong. That’s how I started a blog post last April examining how senior citizens were improving their health and sense of well being with Kinect, Xbox 360, and Microsoft HealthVault...(read more)

Improving clinical workflow and productivity. Are you focusing on the wrong things?

“Despite the billions of incentive dollars injected into the healthcare system to spur health information technology adoption and boost patient engagement, traditional forms of communication between provider and patient still dominate, according to a...(read more)

Failing Grade for Health IT in Medical School?

When I was in medical school, and even throughout my residency program, medical records were totally on paper. Patient charts lived in three-ring binders that whirled about on large carousels in the nursing station. Some of those charts were literally...(read more)

Vital patient information on the right devices at the right time and place

When I meet with clinical colleagues the conversation quickly turns to electronic medical records (EMR). I guess it would be no surprise to most of my HealthBlog readers that by and large, clinicians have a love-hate relationship with the EMR. While most...(read more)

Argh! Slow going on EMR adoption in Puerto Rico

This week I’ve been hanging out at the beautiful El Conquistador Resort in Puerto Rico to meet with customer and partners at the annual conference of the Puerto Rico Hospital Association ( Asociación De Hospitales De Puerto Rico ).  I also had the...(read more)

Partners for better healthcare through innovative use of IT

As my plane touched down at LAX last Friday a sense of Déjà vu rushed over me. I must have made that trip from Seattle to Los Angeles nearly five hundred times over my lifetime. Most of those round trips occurred during the decade that I hosted Physician...(read more)

Why accessible technology matters…… to all of us

What does the word accessible mean to you? You may first think of the word available. Something that is accessible is available, or perhaps within reach for you to use. However, just because something is available doesn’t necessarily mean it is accessible...(read more)

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