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Filed Under:Medical / Healthcare IT
Posts on Regator:361
Posts / Week:1.5
Archived Since:April 6, 2010

Blog Post Archive

My HIMSS prescription for basic survival and optimal enjoyment

So the big meeting( in Orlando this year) is just around the corner. If you, like me, have been attending HIMSS for many years before this, then you’ll know what to expect. It will be the best of times and the worst of times. You’ll leave with sore feet...(read more)

Is your tablet computer “clinical grade”?

If you’re a healthcare professional and you are thinking about buying a new tablet computer for work, here are some things I’d recommend you consider before selecting a new device. Perhaps the first question you should ask is this. Is the tablet I’d like...(read more)

Microsoft has a 12th man too, and it’s you!

Here in Seattle we are still pinching ourselves over yesterday’s Super Bowl blow out against the Denver Broncos. I don’t think even the most diehard Seahawks fans expected such a rout. It was long overdue for the Emerald City and I couldn’t be happier...(read more)

Develop a health app for Windows 8.1 and possibly change the world

I t’s been said that the world is being eaten by apps, applications that is. Whatever your need, it seems “there’s an app for that”. For those of us in healthcare, it is hard to escape the proliferation of apps. There are clinical reference apps, apps...(read more)

Do we need to re-imagine the electronic medical record?

The electronic medical record is here to stay. It would be foolish to think that the healthcare industry could ever go back to paper. Yet I know that the majority of my clinical colleagues aren’t especially happy with the electronic medical records systems...(read more)

Would you trade places with your physician?

I suspect many people would answer that question with, “Yes, in a heartbeat”! They might consider the perceived status, the opportunity to help others, and what is arguably a very good income. These and other reasons might make a person want to trade...(read more)

Advances in devices and clinical mobility, why Windows matters

In my role at Microsoft, I spend a lot of time in meetings with very senior healthcare executives and clinical leaders from all over the world. I frequently get asked, "What is the perfect computing device for doctors, nurses and others working in...(read more)

Do we need new vital signs for health?

The standard definition for vital signs is, “measures of various physiological statistics, often taken by health professionals, in order to assess the most basic body functions”. Another definition says vital signs are literally “signs of life”. Classic...(read more)

Microsoft Kinect Sensor applications in health and medicine

Rarely on HealthBlog do I share something that I haven’t written myself. However, from time to time I come across something from my colleagues at Microsoft that warrants breaking my first-person reporting rule. As I travel the world in my role as senior...(read more)

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)

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