Blog Profile / HealthBlog

Filed Under:Medical / Healthcare IT
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Archived Since:April 6, 2010

Blog Post Archive

What we can learn about healthcare and risks from the passing of Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers made us laugh. Joan Rivers made us cry. At times, Joan Rivers made us cringe. Today, we are saddened to learn of her death—a death brought on, perhaps prematurely, due to a complication of what we are told was minor surgery. With deepest respect...(read more)

3 possible future scenarios for information technology’s role in health & healthcare

Microsoft recently released a blog post on the company’s Security Blog that details three possible scenarios or views of the world and cyberspace in 2025. The three possible scenarios are; Peak, Plateau, and Canyon. Here’s how each scenario is defined...(read more)

Medical image archiving in the cloud? Consider the 4 S’s

One of the most compelling arguments for storing digital data in the cloud is medical imaging. It is estimated that data from medical imaging (digital x-rays, CT, MRI, PET scans, etc.) already accounts for about 30 percent of the world’s total data storage...(read more)

The second wave is coming. Will your EMR make the grade?

As I noted in last week’s post, I’ve recently returned from a Healthcare Executive Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., sponsored by McKesson. Among some of the other invited keynote speakers at the event was Adam Gale, CEO of KLAS. For those of you...(read more)

Healthcare leaders navigate tectonic changes but must never lose sight of caring and hope in human healing

The past few days I’ve been in the nation’s capital with senior healthcare executives from some of America’s largest and best known hospital systems and clinics. I was honored to be asked by the event sponsor, McKesson, to deliver a keynote address to...(read more)

Better Health IT. Is sending docs to tech school the answer?

An article in Information Week caught my eye this morning. It reviews a new program offered by Texas A&M with support from Dell to help medical students and other healthcare professionals “come to terms with  the ways technology is changing their...(read more)

A Windows 8 app for telemedicine by the numbers

You know, and I know, there’s nothing especially new or exciting about telemedicine. From a technology standpoint, the capability to care for patients remotely via “telemedicine” has been around practically since the invention of television. What has...(read more)

What healthcare could learn from a technology company

Healthcare is very different from most other industries. It is fragmented, conservative, highly regulated, and hierarchical. It doesn’t follow most of the usual business rules around supply and demand or consumerism. An important aspect of my role at...(read more)

A “take over” of healthcare…… really?

I try very hard not to come off too much as a fan boy here on HealthBlog. Yes, I work for Microsoft. But I also have a lot of respect for many other technology companies that are doing good work in the healthcare industry.  The past few months,...(read more)

There’s no business like the healthcare business, like no business I know

Irving Berlin eat your heart out. There’s no business like the healthcare business or so it seems from a recently published info-graphic in the Wall Street Journal. Where are the jobs in America? You guessed it, healthcare. But is that a healthy thing...(read more)

Is the perfect computing device for clinicians not a “device” at all?

As you might expect considering my profession and where I work, clinicians frequently ask me, “What kind of computer is best for clinicians?” My answer typically goes something like this. “Well, it depends. If I’m out to dinner with my wife and on call...(read more)

Why one plus one equals ten for physicians and information technologists

An article in Becker’s Hospital Review caught my attention this morning, not specifically because of the topic but rather because of what it portends for the careers of physicians and health IT workers. The article, 10 Concerns and Trends Facing Hospitals...(read more)

Medical Mistakes: To Err is Human…. yes and no?

I must admit that I’ve been feeling a bit depressed this week about the human condition. A passenger jet gets blasted out of the sky ( mistake or not) by hostile forces. There are rising tensions in the Ukraine and a ground war is now underway in Gaza...(read more)

The Human Connection in Health—It’s not about the technology

So much is written about technology transforming health and healthcare. All too often we forget what makes health and healthcare so special--why so many of us selected a career in the healthcare industry when quite frankly, there are lots of easier ways...(read more)

How to provide a more intuitive user interface for clinicians and patients

Clinicians have told me they want a simplified, more intuitive user interface to clinical systems and all of the other applications they use on a daily basis. I also hear the same thing from health insurance companies and healthcare organizations that...(read more)

Electronic Health Record solutions don’t make errors, people do

HealthITNews reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expressing increased alarm about patient care errors that are being introduced as a result of poorly designed or poorly implemented electronic health record solutions. The US...(read more)

Is the hospital of the future not a hospital at all, at least not as we know it?

A few years back I wrote a widely read piece on HealthBlog that was simply titled, If Disney Did Healthcare. In that post, I pondered how healthcare might be different if it was managed more like the Happiest Place on Earth. Here’s an excerpt: If Disney...(read more)

5 Trends for FY15 that will shape the future of health & healthcare delivery

Happy 4th of July! Or perhaps I should say, Happy New Year. You see, my company operates on a fiscal calendar so July marks the beginning a our new fiscal year. This is when I start reflecting on the most significant trends that I’m seeing in health and...(read more)

Innovator namesake Henry Ford Health System stakes its future on health innovation

Henry Ford was perhaps one of the greatest innovators of his day. It would be hard to imagine the American automobile business without the fingerprints of Henry Ford. It might surprise you to know that Mr. Ford’s genius wasn’t limited to innovation on...(read more)

Doctors, Surface Pro 3 is truly your dream machine

Colleagues, A few weeks ago I predicted that Surface Pro 3, the “ tablet that can replace your laptop ” would be a hit with doctors. I did so before I had even had an opportunity to put my hands on one. My prediction was based on my personal experience...(read more)

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