I don’t often turn over space on HealthBlog to other authors. An exception was during my sabbatical when Gareth Hall kindly filled in for me. Another exception is when one of my colleagues has something really cool or important to share. Then, I feel...(read more)
Even in some of the most digitally advanced hospitals and clinics I visit, I frequently hear clinicians grousing about access to patient care data and systems. It’s not unusual for todays’ healthcare settings to have multiple repositories of patient data...(read more)
As a 20-year practicing physician and a former hospital CIO/CMIO, I am well aware that healthcare is an extremely complex, highly regulated industry. I often tell young entrepreneurs that healthcare isn’t for the faint of heart. Getting traction in anything...(read more)
As a physician and one of the more visible members of our health industry team at Microsoft, I frequently find myself as the first point of contact for people who want to work with our company. In some cases this is other clinicians or developers...(read more)
Catching up following my two-month sabbatical, I came across an article today that really intrigues me. The article, The Great EHR Switch , appears in an April edition of HealthcareITNews. Despite the billions of dollars being handed out to physicians...(read more)
This morning I came across a couple of articles that I believe could have profound implications for health and healthcare delivery. The first article, 88 Acres-How Microsoft Quietly Built the City of the Future , tells the story of how Microsoft manages...(read more)
For those of you who've been paying attention, I have been away from HealthBlog and my work at Microsoft for the past two months. Many thanks to my good friend and colleague, Gareth Hall, for adding some excellent content to this blog during my time away...(read more)
*****despite Bill’s picture appearing above, this is still me – Gareth :) ***** Hi all. One of the best bits of my job is getting to meet partners and customers that are doing really interesting things in health across the world. One of the partners I...(read more)
*****despite Bill’s picture appearing above, this is still me – Gareth :) ***** I received my new work machine yesterday – a Surface Pro , and like every good geek, I ripped open the box and immediately started setting it up. Every time I do this, I think...(read more)
**despite Bill’s picture appearing above, this is still me – Gareth :) ***** Being a proud Brit (and ex NHS employee), now living in Seattle, I always take an interest in my home country and the progress over there. A couple of interesting developments...(read more)
Yesterday morning I arrived in Brisbane, Australia. After a 14 hour direct flight from LA, I was more than ready to get a little exercise before heading full speed into this year’s multi-city busine...
Communication and teamwork across healthcare systems appears to be a nearly universal challenge, according to a survey of nearly 9,800 primary care physicians representing 11 nations. The Commonwealth...
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the first comprehensive legislation since 1987 to expand quality of care-related requirements for nursing homes that participate in Medicare and Medicaid and improve f...
The Social Traffic Conundrum: An IBM vPanel Interactive Dialogue Date: Wednesday, September 22, 4pm ET Location: The IBM New Intelligence Video Studio, http://www.livestream.com/newintelligence Descri...