Blog Profile / HealthBlog

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

Blog Post Archive

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)

Delivering high quality healthcare—measure, improve, measure again

I continue to be amazed by the magical thinking that is swirling around electronic medical records. On one level, I completely understand it. A hospital or clinic invests tens of thousands, sometimes hundreds of millions, of dollars in electronic medical...(read more)

OneView--better integrated, more intuitive solutions for clinicians and patients.

Last November during my annual trek to Australia I told you about the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse at Sydney’s historic Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Lifehouse is a 240 million dollar independent, not-for-profit public benevolent institution providing comfort...(read more)

Ideas for sustainable health bloom in the Arizona desert

In light of rapidly aging populations, health systems worldwide are being confronted with a dramatic increase in lifestyle diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. As a result, health systems must...(read more)

Healthcare, you’ve been warned. Get ready to shake, rattle and roll

On March 14th, I published a HealthBlog post called Disrupting and Destructing Healthcare. It has been widely distributed around the web and has had thousands of views here on HealthBlog. In that piece, I argued for showing a little compassion to healthcare...(read more)

Hospitals and health systems refocus on core competency

What is the core competency of a hospital or clinic? Is it information technology (IT)? Should a healthcare organization employ large teams of IT specialists to manage e-mail, file, and storage systems? Shouldn’t the core competency of a hospital or clinic...(read more)

Norwegian teaching hospital uses Power BI for insights on care and cure

About five years ago, on one of my business trips to Europe, I had an opportunity to visit Oslo University Hospital in Norway. At that time, the hospital was nearing completion of an entirely new building. The doors to the new hospital were already open...(read more)

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