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Archived Since:April 6, 2010

Blog Post Archive

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)

How to manage the Internet of (Your) Things, and those of your patients

If you’ve been paying attention, it would be hard to escape the sudden promotion of what we in technology sector describe as the “Internet of Things” (IoT). If you work in healthcare, you may already be dismissing the relevance of IoT to your industry...(read more)

Survey confirms more clinicians seek mobile access to electronic health records

A new survey commissioned by Software Advice in collaboration with digital data collection company, Research Now, suggests an ever growing demand for clinicians to be able to access patient data on mobile devices. The survey, which is on-going, has already...(read more)

Europe marches forward on how to scale tele-health services for all citizens

Regular readers of HealthBlog know that in my role at Microsoft, I and other members of my team, travel the world. We therefore get to see lots of innovative uses of technology in health and healthcare firsthand. I often write about some of the amazing...(read more)

Why you should care about having a personal health record and access to your data

I know, yawn, another IT pundit writing about personal health records (PHRs) and why you should care about them. Let’s face it. Most of you reading this don’t. I too will admit that I’ve been a bit cynical over the years. It’s not like consumers have...(read more)

Where does it hurt? Skype Translator applied to patient care

On May 27th at the inaugural Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Microsoft stunned the audience with technology right out of Star Trek. Gurdeep Pall (left), who serves as Corporate Vice President of Skype and Lync at Microsoft, gave the first-ever...(read more)

Just what the doctor ordered—Surface Pro 3

Some of you may be wondering why I’ve said so little about the newest member of our Surface family of devices, the Surface Pro 3. To say that, as a physician, I am excited about the Surface Pro 3 and its potential to rock the world for clinicians would...(read more)

Partnerships improve clinical workflow, physician satisfaction with Health IT

On the heels of yesterday’s post about physician and nurse dissatisfaction with health IT, I thought I would provide some balance by showing how technology solution vendors and medical provider organizations are working together to improve clinical workflow...(read more)

Doctors and Nurses In a Twit about Technology Destroying Healthcare

Every workday morning I spend 30 minutes or so reviewing my Twitter feed. By following a select group of top healthcare news observers and thought leaders, I find that Twitter works pretty well as a filter for the news events and topics that matter most...(read more)

There’s a MERS patient in your hospital, now what?

Today we learned from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the first case of MERS ( Middle East Respiratory Syndrome ) that appears to have been transmitted from one person to another within the United States. Even more concerning is the...(read more)

Hospital boards grapple with an uncertain future—what to do now?

Over the years, I have had many invitations to speak at hospital board retreats. This week, I spent Monday evening and part of Tuesday as the keynote dinner speaker for a health system retreat held in Port Ludlow, Washington. Accepting the invitation...(read more)

Dancing with the FDA, Jintronix Wins Milestone Clearance for Microsoft Kinect Gamified Rehabilitation Software

Back in June of 2012 I wrote about Swimming with the Sharks at the Microsoft Kinect Accelerator Demo Day and my experience serving as a mentor to some of the young companies involved in the Accelerator program. One of those companies was Jintronix out...(read more)

Health IT gets closer to the cloud in the mile-high city

The past few days I’ve been hanging out in Denver to speak at the annual GE Healthcare Centricity LIVE conference. I also had an opportunity to attend a number of meetings with GE executives and catch up with some of our joint customers and partners....(read more)

How to build sustainable models for Health Information Exchange. Put the citizen/patient at the center.

I enjoyed reading Anthony Brino’s surmise of US Health Information Exchange status in today’s issue of HealthITNews. As editor for HIEWatch and associate editor for Healthcare Payor News and Government Health IT, Mr. Brino is well positioned to have...(read more)

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