Health hackathons gain momentum

Hacking Health offers a great recipe for success for healthcare innovation.
17 April 2014 | Peter Jones , Industry Market Development Manager - Canada

Achieving new levels of health technology interoperability with the Internet of Things

See how the Internet of Things encompasses many new technologies that enable hospitals to bring together existing systems and data.
15 April 2014 | Steven Bridgeland , Senior Product Marketing Manager - Health, Windows Embedded, Microsoft

Four ways to achieve sustainable financial margins

Health organizations will need to go beyond cutting costs to a broader approach to margin management for a sustainable future.
15 April 2014 | Clifford Goldsmith, MD , Managing Director, US Healthcare Providers

Demonstrating the best of both worlds—desktop and mobile capabilities

Here’s what I heard at HIMSS: clinicians want apps and services that give them the best of both mobile and desktop capabilities.
08 April 2014 | Gareth Hall , Windows 8 lead, Microsoft Worldwide Health

A chance meeting on an airplane leads to more smiles being healed

Guest blogger Dr. Magee shares how an ordinary moment has led to extraordinary potential for healing more smiles and dreaming big.
03 April 2014 | Dr. William P. Magee, Jr. , Co-Founder and CEO of Operation Smile

How do we shift from a sickness system to a health system?

Could the traditional health system + consumer health market = better health and more sustainable healthcare?
01 April 2014 | Dr. Simon Kos , Health Industry Manager for Microsoft Australia

How health professionals can communicate & collaborate better, faster

Need better ways for people to collaborate within and beyond your organization? UC&C technologies can help, according to IDC.
27 March 2014 | Sumit Virmani , Director, Health for Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector

Nurses at the forefront of transforming care through data and technology

Recap of activities of the American Nurses Association and Office of National Coordinator for Health IT meeting and how nurses are the epicenter of the healthcare transformation.
26 March 2014 | Molly K. McCarthy RN, MBA , Chief Nursing Strategist, Microsoft

The Healthcare Payment Tipping Point is Near; Part 2

The MD’s view of the bipartisan SGR replacement Act now before Congress and endorsed by the White House.
25 March 2014 | Dr. Bill Crounse , Senior Director, Worldwide Health, Microsoft

The Healthcare Payment Tipping Point is Near; Part 1

The bipartisan SGR replacement Act now before Congress and endorsed by the White House will fundamentally change how physicians are paid.
24 March 2014 | Justin Barnes , Vice President, Industry & Government Affairs, Greenway

Nurses and Health IT: Two Roads Converge

Today, Microsoft will participate in ONC and ANA “At the Crossroads of Patient Care: Health IT for Nurses and Advanced Practice Nurses”.
21 March 2014 | Molly K. McCarthy RN, MBA , Chief Nursing Strategist, Microsoft

If you haven’t already, it’s time to move to the new Windows

The sooner you transition to the new Windows, the sooner you can support the mobility and security needs of healthcare today.
20 March 2014 | Laura Ipsen , Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft

HIMSS14: Looking Back at a Successful Show in Orlando

Microsoft recaps its presence and news while at HIMSS14
06 March 2014 | Michael Robinson , Vice President, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

EMR + Microsoft Office propels productivity

Bringing an EMR together with familiar Microsoft Office tools can help health organizations make a real impact on productivity.
05 March 2014 | Sumit Virmani , Director, Health for Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector

Microsoft Health Users Group Celebrates Recipients of 2014 Innovation Awards at HIMSS

Microsoft honors health organizations for delivering breakthroughs in healthcare
25 February 2014 | Steve Aylward , Microsoft, General Manager, Solutions & Strategy, U.S. Health & Life Sciences

Health Organizations Trust in Office 365 in Emergency Situations

Community Healthcare Network chooses full-scale adoption of Office 365 after emergency trial during Hurricane Sandy
25 February 2014 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Health Organizations Embrace Microsoft Mobility Solutions

At HIMSS, Microsoft announced how a range of health organizations are embracing Microsoft apps, platforms, and solutions.
24 February 2014 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Seeking elegant solutions to healthcare challenges

Dell’s August Calhoun on working with customers to find elegant solutions to healthcare challenges.
21 February 2014 | August Calhoun, PhD , Vice president and general manager, Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences

Personal Health Technologies Help to Answer the $4.6 Trillion Dollar Question

In the currently raging debates about healthcare, there’s little attention to population aging and the cost of care — two critical trends that I call the $4.6 trillion question.
21 February 2014 | Eric Dishman , Intel Fellow and General Manager of the Health & Life Sciences Group, Intel Corporation

HIMSS Must-Sees

HIMSS is a time for our industry to come together to share information about how technology can make a real impact in health.
20 February 2014 | Neil Jordan , General Manager of Health Worldwide for Microsoft

Mobile PHR Pilot Program Extends the Reach Of Health Care Across the Community

Microsoft interviewed Lee Stevens, Director, HHS Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), regarding their pilot with Microsoft HealthVault, Verizon and Children’s Medical Center Dallas (CMCD) to allow patients to securely receive their medical records...
20 February 2014 | Dave Meyers , Microsoft Director of Business Development, HHS

Health authority gets fast, visual insight to improve compliance

How hospitals in Norway are furthering their safety and quality initiatives with real-time, actionable insight.
13 February 2014 | Michael Hopmere , Principal Program Manager, IS Ecosystem – Health

Generating value from a sea of data

See how health professionals are transforming data into actionable insight with Power BI for Office 365.
12 February 2014 | Tom Lawry , Director, Microsoft Worldwide Health

HIMSS: Empowering us all in healthcare

Hope to see you at HIMSS where you can learn about solutions our customers are using to make a difference in healthcare.
11 February 2014 | Michael Robinson , Vice President, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Keeping Kids and Adults Healthy via Vaccination Programs

In order to reduce the spread of polio and many other diseases, it’s essential that children adults are properly immunized, especially during times of disruption.
07 February 2014 | Andy Pitman , Microsoft Government Solutions

Supporting your risk management strategy for the cloud

At Microsoft, our approach to security and compliance helps support your health organization’s risk management framework.
06 February 2014 | Leslie Sistla , Director, Technology Strategy, Worldwide Health Industry

Microsoft and Xbox Giving Back to the Grady Burn Unit

Microsoft is pleased to work with our customers in opportunities to improve the well-being of others, especially during the holiday season!
04 February 2014 | Andy Pitman , Microsoft Government Solutions

How wearable technology fuels women’s health

Taking mobile one step further, hands-free wearable devices will transform healthcare. See what this means to women worldwide.
30 January 2014 | Sarah Muckler , Worldwide Health Marketing

Realizing the Vision and Value of Contextual BI for the Masses

An interview with Michael Dulin MD PhD, Chief Clinical Officer for Analytics and Outcomes Research, Carolinas HealthCare System
29 January 2014 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

AirStrip and SAP meet demand for enterprise-class mobile health apps

See what AirStrip and SAP have to say about their experience building their mobile apps on Windows 8.
28 January 2014 | Gareth Hall , Windows 8 lead, Microsoft Worldwide Health

Understanding the costs of Healthcare programs

With government involvement in healthcare growing, there’s a critical need to understand the costs and effectiveness of these programs.
27 January 2014 | Andy Pitman , Microsoft Government Solutions

HHS IT savings opportunity expiring soon

HHS agencies can benefit from unprecedented federal financial support to modernize their systems—but they need to act now.
24 January 2014 | Kevin Dolan , Industry Marketing Development Director, Microsoft Public Sector and Human Services, United States

How HealthVault helps people like me take control of my health

Here are four ways that taking control of your health information is helping you take control of your health.
21 January 2014 | Raj Thiagarajan , Director, Strategy and Business Development, HealthVault International

Is healthcare following the example of the automotive industry?

Cars have definitely come a long way. Many vehicles that we own today have simple dashboards to view temperature, tire pressure, fuel level, and other features.
20 January 2014 | Hemang Patel , Senior Bus Dev Manager, US Health and Life Sciences

Goodbye, XP: It’s not you; it’s just that things have changed

It’s been a great run, XP. But it’s time for us to move on to more flexible and secure ways for health professionals to work.
16 January 2014 | Neil Jordan , General Manager of Health Worldwide for Microsoft

Three Windows 8.1 customer favorites

As the mobility market continues to evolve, we learn from our customers which features best meet health professionals’ needs.
09 January 2014 | Gareth Hall , Windows 8 lead, Microsoft Worldwide Health

National EHR: Can the Cloud Play a Bigger Role?

Five ways the cloud can support national EHR initiatives.
07 January 2014 | Danny Yeo , Health Industry Lead - Asia

Relationship building in healthcare

Health organizations want to have a better connection with the people they serve. Easy-to-use CRM for healthcare can help.
19 December 2013 | Sumit Virmani , Director, Health for Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector

Data Privacy and Compliance in the Cloud Is Essential for the Healthcare Industry

The healthcare industry is in a major period of transformation and IT modernization. More than ever, healthcare providers and professionals are faced with the need to be more efficient, reduce costs and collaborate seamlessly...
18 December 2013 | Hemant Pathak , Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft

Devices and Services for Health & Life Sciences: A Look at Our Sales Force Enablement Strategy

The Essential Ingredients of a Mobile Sales Force Strategy
16 December 2013 | Andrea McGonigle , Managing Director, Life Sciences, MSFT group

Mobile, one-touch access to patient information from multiple EMRs

Clinicians can access a unified view of relevant patient information while on the move with the VitalHub Chart mobile app.
13 December 2013 | Peter Jones , Industry Market Development Manager - Canada

Microsoft Health Users Group Innovation Awards: Call for entries

Are you innovating with Microsoft technology to improve healthcare? If so, enter this annual contest by January 20.
11 December 2013 | Steve Aylward , Microsoft, General Manager, Solutions & Strategy, U.S. Health & Life Sciences

Our cities are our future

Learn how cities can transform infrastructure, engage citizens and organizations, and accelerate innovation for a healthy future.
09 December 2013 | Laura Ipsen , Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft

A preview of some of the latest mobility in health solutions

Mobility is something that we’ve talked about a lot on this blog. We all know that healthcare is changing and that mobility is at the forefront of this change.
03 December 2013 | Helen Harmetz , Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft

Improving Performance with Healthcare Analytics

Not only can health analytics improve patient care, but it can significantly boost operational performance.
20 November 2013 | Dr. Tatiana Znamenskaya , Health and Social Services Operation Manager and Market Analyst for Microsoft in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

Virtual rehabilitation in Denmark

See how a virtual rehabilitation solution is helping Denmark care for its growing elderly population.
19 November 2013 | Sarah Muckler , Worldwide Health Marketing

Not just for data wonks, three ways analytics impact healthcare

A lot of money is being spent on digitizing data in healthcare. Health analytics can help make the most of these investments.
18 November 2013 | Neil Jordan , General Manager of Health Worldwide for Microsoft

People-first innovation helps hospital provide more efficient care

Hospital equips clinicians with a clinical desktop solution to help them work more efficiently and deliver better patient care.
15 November 2013 | Michelle September , Business Development Manager: Local & Regional Governments WW

The irony of evidence-based healthcare

Evidence-based medicine is only as good as the evidence. With health analytics, tap into the most relevant data to improve care.
13 November 2013 | Dr. Simon Kos , Health Industry Manager for Microsoft Australia

Harnessing Big Data to Improve Individualized Care

While health analytics has been touted as a way to increase efficiency and cut costs, one important benefit should not be overlooked: improving patient care.
12 November 2013 | Dr. Tatiana Znamenskaya , Health and Social Services Operation Manager and Market Analyst for Microsoft in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

It’s 3 a.m., do you know where your patient’s data is?

This week my Microsoft colleagues and I attended and participated in the U.S. News and World Report Hospital of Tomorrow conference in Washington, D.C....
07 November 2013 | Hemant Pathak , Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft

The Evolving Healthcare Landscape & Trends Bubbling Beneath the Surface

This week, my colleagues and I have had the distinct pleasure of attending and participating in the U.S. News and World Report Hospital of Tomorrow Conference held in Washington, D.C.
06 November 2013 | Michael Robinson , Vice President, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Independent Vendor Neutral Archive: Pathway to the Cloud

Guest blogger Jon Hamdorf from Perceptive Software on your pathway to the cloud.
04 November 2013 | Jon Hamdorf , Director, Global VNA Solutions, Perceptive Software

Healthcare Innovations Solutions Day – Manila

An event recap from Healthcare Innovation Solutions Day in Manila on October 15th
01 November 2013 | Gabe Rijpma , Sr. Director Health & Social Services, Asia

Healthcare Innovations Solutions Day – Bangkok

An event recap from Healthcare Innovation Solutions Day in Bangkok on October 8th
30 October 2013 | Jennifer Chen , Marketing Manager, Public Sector, Asia

Countries around the world are integrating their health efforts

Countries worldwide are connecting systems and data to support their health initiatives with the Connected Health Framework.
24 October 2013 | Leslie Sistla , Director, Technology Strategy, Worldwide Health Industry

The most common cancer in women worldwide

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. So I’m arming myself with knowledge using three great mobile apps.
16 October 2013 | Sarah Muckler , Worldwide Health Marketing

Five steps to make your mobile device healthcare project a success

Healthcare is a face-to-face business. Medical professionals typically see patients in person, listen to their health complaints, and address their patients’ conditions. As a mobile business, adopting mobile technology is a logical step.
09 October 2013 | Danny Yeo , Health Industry Lead - Asia

Partnering for the Future of Healthcare

For hospitals and health systems to achieve the value of their EMR investments, they must be able to deliver information to the point of care and ultimately the point of making a difference with patients – whether...
03 October 2013 | Neil Jordan , General Manager of Health Worldwide for Microsoft

Three megatrends that will propel modernization forward

As HHS organizations continue to strive toward the triple aim, these three technology trends will help them get there.
02 October 2013 | Kevin Dolan , Industry Marketing Development Director, Microsoft Public Sector and Human Services, United States

AirStrip and Microsoft team up to offer first and only Windows 8.1 mobile device cardiac care solution

Mobile health care leader AirStrip has announced the launch of AirStripOne Cardiology, the first and only mobile cardiac care solution to operate...
30 September 2013 | Dr. Bill Crounse , Senior Director, Worldwide Health, Microsoft

How Palmetto Health Doctors Defied the Health Information Technology (HIT) Productivity Paradox: Part 3

A three-part series on how Palmetto Health, without engaging any outside consultants, improved primary care productivity and the patient care experience simply by running their existing EHR on Microsoft Surface Pro tablets.
27 September 2013 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

What is true BYOD?

Learn how mobile health workers can be more productive and collaborate better with their own devices using Microsoft Office 365.
27 September 2013 | Sumit Virmani , Director, Health for Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector

How to measure what we cannot see in healthcare

These days it seems that everyone in healthcare is buzzing about big data and analytics, and no wonder. Transforming, if not reimagining, healthcare is going to take everything we’ve got.
26 September 2013 | Dr. Bill Crounse , Senior Director, Worldwide Health, Microsoft

Drowning in data, thirsting for insight

Data in our industry is increasing exponentially. How can we generate insights from all this data to improve healthcare?
24 September 2013 | Tom Lawry , Director, Microsoft Worldwide Health

What’s not to like about saving money and using cool new devices in healthcare?

Last week I conducted an executive briefing for the CTO of a very large, multi-hospital system based in Asia-Pacific. I won’t reveal the CTO’s name or his company out of courtesy, but I will share something he said to me.
23 September 2013 | Dr. Bill Crounse , Senior Director, Worldwide Health, Microsoft

Partnering for the Future of Health Innovation

What does the future hold for the delivery of health services? This question is the object of work, speculation, research, discussion, and imagination for many.
20 September 2013 | Elena Bonfiglioli , Senior Director, Health Industry, EMEA

A great example of social technology enabling connected care

Learn how Wise Elephant Family Health Team is using Yammer to connect a patient’s care network.
19 September 2013 | Peter Jones , Industry Market Development Manager - Canada

How Palmetto Health Doctors Defied the Health Information Technology (HIT) Productivity Paradox: Part 2

A three-part series on how Palmetto Health, without engaging any outside consultants, improved primary care productivity and the patient care experience simply by running their existing EHR on Microsoft Surface Pro tablets.
18 September 2013 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Restoring clinicians’ vision of patient information at the point of care

Imagine losing your eyesight so slowly that you forget what it’s like to see clearly. This is the disabling condition of age-related cataract disease. The lens degenerates...
17 September 2013 | Dr. Simon Kos , Health Industry Manager for Microsoft Australia

How Palmetto Health Doctors Defied the Health Information Technology (HIT) Productivity Paradox: Part 1

A three-part series on how Palmetto Health, without engaging any outside consultants, improved primary care productivity and the patient care experience simply by running their existing EHR on Microsoft Surface Pro tablets.
10 September 2013 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

BYOD done right

In BYOD, not all devices are created equal. Learn which devices have the critical characteristics that satisfy both doctors and IT.
05 September 2013 | Gareth Hall , Windows 8 lead, Microsoft Worldwide Health

Omnicell designs an elegant prescription solution for Great River Medical Center

It’s always a thrill when I learn about inventive and advanced solutions our partners have developed using our products and core technology. Omnicell’s intelligent systems solutions for healthcare, built on the Microsoft platform, including Windows...
04 September 2013 | Karen Roberts , Senior Partner Marketing Manager, Microsoft’s Windows Embedded

Customers with health data compliance concerns gain cloud confidence with Office 365

As Neil Jordan discussed in his blog a few weeks ago, the efficiency, collaboration, and cost-savings benefits of the cloud are well proven by now. But for many organizations, data privacy, security, and compliance in the cloud are still a concern....
29 August 2013 | Leslie Sistla , Director, Technology Strategy, Worldwide Health Industry

Transforming Patient Care with Mobile Technology

For medical professionals, the move to digitize medical records is a big step forward. But by itself, it’s hardly enough. Doctors need to have easy access to Electronic Medical Records (EMRs)...
27 August 2013 | Flavio Calonge , Health and Social Services Industry Director for Microsoft Latin America and the Caribbean

No desktop, no problem—productivity and collaboration tools for mobile health workers

Many in today’s health workforce don’t have a dedicated desktop PC. But they still need productivity and collaboration tools to do their job from wherever they...
22 August 2013 | Sumit Virmani , Director, Health for Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector

A new paradigm for health analytics

Health organizations are increasingly turning to analytics to help them tackle the many challenges they face—from caring for more patients with limited...
20 August 2013 | Tom Lawry , Director, Microsoft Worldwide Health

Three steps to cloud confidence

A number of health organizations are still waiting in the wings to see how the cloud plays out. Can they trust the cloud to keep them compliant?
15 August 2013 | Neil Jordan , General Manager of Health Worldwide for Microsoft

Saving Lives Through Collaborative Health

Can a person be partially healthy? Obviously not. Health is a holistic notion. People feel they are healthy as long as they can maintain stability despite an influx of external real-life influences...
09 August 2013 | Dr. Tatiana Znamenskaya , Health and Social Services Operation Manager and Market Analyst for Microsoft in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

A call for truer health IT partnerships

From order-taker to true partner: Use these five criteria to find a true IT partner who can help you improve patient outcomes.
07 August 2013 | Mark Day , General Manager, Local, Municipal Government, Health & Education Microsoft Corporation

It’s time to graduate from “My First Tablet”

If you can’t bring information to the point where care is delivered, whether that’s in the home, at the hospital bedside, or in the clinic, then all the money spent on digital health...
02 August 2013 | Neil Jordan , General Manager of Health Worldwide for Microsoft

Five apps to help move cities and health forward

Through CityNext, Microsoft and its global ecosystem of partners offer tools that help tackle issues of personal and public health, social services and well-being in an integrated context and cut across a city’s diverse set of services, policies, and...
30 July 2013 | Elena Bonfiglioli , Senior Director, Health Industry, EMEA

There’s so much more to healthcare (and health) than doctors and hospitals

When someone says the word “healthcare” what immediately comes to mind? If you are like most people you probably first think of doctors, nurses, clinics and hospitals. But in reality there is so much more to health and healthcare than that.
26 July 2013 | Dr. Bill Crounse , Senior Director, Worldwide Health, Microsoft

The city of the future is a healthier place to live

With the majority of our world’s population residing in cities, now more than ever we need to find smarter, more sustainable ways to help urban citizens live healthier.
23 July 2013 | Elena Bonfiglioli , Senior Director, Health Industry, EMEA

What’s next for cities and health

More than 50 percent of the people on the planet live in cities. And by 2050, it is estimated that number will increase to 70 percent. This means that cities are where the highest...
18 July 2013 | Neil Jordan , General Manager of Health Worldwide for Microsoft

Big-bang disruption: Is it possible in the health industry?

There continues to be a lot in the news about disruptive technologies. Many of you may be familiar with Clayton Christensen’s book on the theory of disruptive innovation, “The Innovators Dilemma,” published in 1997.
11 July 2013 | Paul Smolke , Industry Managing Director, Worldwide Health

Risks facing digital doctors

From tablets to telemedicine, technology offer doctors new ways of working. Learn the top 3 related risks—and how to handle them.
09 July 2013 | Gabe Rijpma , Sr. Director Health & Social Services, Asia

Cloud flexibility and compliance, IT control, real results

Health organizations want to take advantage of the cloud but only if compliance, security, and IT control are assured. With those pieces in place, the savings can be huge—as these customers attest.
05 July 2013 | Sumit Virmani , Director, Health for Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector

Transforming care team collaboration and patient communication

Care teams need faster, easier ways to communicate with each other and their patients. Here’s how the new Microsoft Office can help.
27 June 2013 | Sumit Virmani , Director, Health for Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector

Microsoft Honors Life Science and Information Technology Partners Leading the Charge in Scientific Collaboration and Innovation

Microsoft announces winners of their annual Life Sciences Innovation Awards, honoring collaboration between IT and LS groups.
26 June 2013 | Andrea McGonigle , Managing Director, Life Sciences, MSFT group

Bringing mobile, social, and health together to improve care

Health professionals love using mobile devices and social media in their personal lives. Now they can use them at work, too.
20 June 2013 | Sumit Virmani , Director, Health for Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector

DIA 2013: A Glimpse into How We’re Enabling Clinical Trials, Compliance in the Cloud and Patient Engagement for the Life Sciences Industry

A look at how Microsoft is enabling clinical trials, compliance in the cloud and patient engagement for the life sciences industry at DIA 2013.
19 June 2013 | Andrea McGonigle , Managing Director, Life Sciences, MSFT group

Windows Azure and StorSimple: The Last Storage Solution You’ll Ever Need

An interview with storage expert Marc Farley on the benefits of Window’s Azure and StorSimple solutions.
18 June 2013 | Dr. Mohamed Ayad , Industry Specialist, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Checking in on Windows 8 EHR mobile app pilot

Technologists love the idea of accessing patient records at the point of care. But what do clinicians and patients think? A Windows 8 pilot program provides a bedside view.
13 June 2013 | Gareth Hall , Windows 8 lead, Microsoft Worldwide Health

AHIP 2013: Leading health insurers leveraging technology innovations to deliver exceptional and engaging customer experiences into the post reform market

How Microsoft and its partners are equipping health plans to deliver exceptional, engaging customer experiences.
11 June 2013 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Santander, Spain: Where “smarter” meets “healthier”

Smarter cities are not automatically healthier cities. Here’s one smart city that’s getting it right, focusing on the health and wellbeing of its citizens to create a sustainable future.
06 June 2013 | Elena Bonfiglioli , Senior Director, Health Industry, EMEA

Where Wireless Meets Healthcare and Life Sciences

Today, I find myself in beautiful San Diego. For a guy who loves everything having to do with ships and water (and really nice weather), San Diego is always a treat. I am here for the Wireless-Life Science 8th Annual Convergence Summit being held at...
31 May 2013 | Dr. Bill Crounse , Senior Director, Worldwide Health, Microsoft

AHIP 2013: Equipping Health Plans to Deliver World-Class Customer Service, Engage Consumers and Improve Health Outcomes

A preview of AHIP Institute 2013, how we help health plans deliver customer service, engage consumers & improve health outcomes.
30 May 2013 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

May: A month to focus on women’s health

It’s the best of times for women’s health—thanks to technologies that are designed around the busy, productive lives of women.
28 May 2013 | Sarah Muckler , Worldwide Health Marketing

Table stakes, mHealth minus the “m” and optimism

Introducing the Microsoft Worldwide Health team blog!
20 May 2013 | Neil Jordan , General Manager of Health Worldwide for Microsoft

Checking in on Windows 8 EHR mobile app pilot

For clinicians, using an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system when they’re traveling between clinics and hospitals often isn’t all that convenient. To have the information they need with them usually means they have to bring stacks of paper charts or...
13 May 2013 | Gareth Hall , Windows 8 lead, Microsoft Worldwide Health

Governments seek to reduce the care costs for the chronically ill

Within health, one of the areas of highest impact in the cost is the care of chronically ill patients. And when we talk about public health, this cost is enormous. Both Governments and health insurers are always in the search for...
17 April 2013 | Flavio Calonge , Health and Social Services Industry Director for Microsoft Latin America and the Caribbean

Why I’m excited to be here

I joined the Microsoft Worldwide Health team last December and I’m thrilled to be here. To be part of a company that is truly dedicated to helping people make a real impact in their health organizations and...
17 April 2013 | Sarah Muckler , Worldwide Health Marketing

The new Microsoft Office for health provides personalized, productive experiences on mobile devices and enterprise social media

This is part 1 of a 3 part series focussing on the new Microsoft Office
17 April 2013 | Sumit Virmani , Director, Health for Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector

The new Microsoft Office for health streamlines care team collaboration and patient communication

This is part 2 of a 3 part series focussing on the new Microsoft Office
17 April 2013 | Sumit Virmani , Director, Health for Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector

The new Microsoft Office for health provides cloud flexibility and compliance, IT control and real results

This is part 3 of a 3 part series focussing on the new Microsoft Office
17 April 2013 | Sumit Virmani , Director, Health for Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector

Healthcare Organizations Trust the Cloud to Enhance Mobile Productivity and Care Team Communications While Reducing Operating Costs

More and more healthcare organizations are realizing the mobile productivity, care team...
02 April 2013 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Investing for a Future of Improved Care at the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD)

I recently had the chance to catch up with Vicki Rich, chief public information officer from Ohio’s Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD)...
25 March 2013 | Kevin_Dolan , Director of Health & Human Services, Microsoft

HIMSS13: Another Year in Review

This year at HIMSS, our focus was on showcasing how together with our partner ecosystem, we’re making a real impact in health.
20 March 2013 | Michael Robinson , Vice President, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Microsoft Sponsoring the Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Forum at ShareFEST 2013

Once again we’re thrilled to be sponsoring ShareFEST 2013.This is the premier show for Life Science and Complaince.
14 March 2013 | Andrea McGonigle , Managing Director, Life Sciences, MSFT group

Microsoft Health Users Group 2013 Innovation Awards Recognizes Health Organizations for Revolutionary Use of IT to Improve Care Coordination and Patient Outcomes

Year after year, the Microsoft Health Users Group (Microsoft HUG) acknowledges innovative health organizations and their technology...
04 March 2013 | Steve Aylward , General manager, US Health & Life Sciences Solutions & Strategy, Microsoft

HIMSS 2013: Hear How Microsoft & Our Partners Are Making a Real Impact for Better Health

Microsoft is committed to making a real impact for better health, including better care and better outcomes for more people – it’s what we’re all striving for in the health industry.
28 February 2013 | Michael Robinson , Vice President, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Tech predictions: what’s ahead for Asia/Pacific in 2013

As governments seek to engage their constituents and deliver citizen-centric services, technology will play a key role—but it won’t come without challenges. According to IDC Government Insights, here’s what’s in store for the Asia/Pacific region in 2013.
14 February 2013 | Jim Butler , Senior Director, Public Sector Partners in Asia

Drivers of Health IT in 2013: Rising Costs, BYOD, Productivity, Compliance, and Consumer Engagement

The Premier Fall 2012 Economic Outlook survey found that 43% of healthcare executives expect to increase spending on healthcare IT and telecommunications next year.
07 February 2013 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Windows 8: Welcome Relief for BYOD-Induced CIO Insomnia

This is the third post in the four-part series focused on Windows 8.
23 January 2013 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Award-winning family practice realizes productivity, team collaboration and bottom line value with Office 365: Interview with Dr. Cody Mihills of Mihills Webb Medical

Team communication and collaboration is the lifeblood of the health industry. Clinical teams—doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and care coordinators—spend about 80% of their time communicating.
16 January 2013 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Microsoft Opens Nominations for 2013 Microsoft Health Users Group Innovation Awards

It’s that time of year again for the members of the Microsoft Health Users Group (HUG) to submit nominations for the 16th annual Microsoft HUG Innovation Awards.
15 January 2013 | Steve Aylward , General manager, US Health & Life Sciences Solutions & Strategy, Microsoft

Windows 8 Helps TriZetto Reach New Heights in Team Mobility and Productivity: Q&A with TriZetto’s Chief Medical Officer

One million nurses. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, that’s how many new and replacement nurses are needed by 2016 to meet our health workforce needs.
20 December 2012 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Cox HealthPlans Cuts Complexity of Claims Process in Preparation to Launch ACO Model

With increasingly higher hurdles to clear in today’s healthcare environment, payers are seeking new strategies to meet their dual mandate of providing high quality services...
17 December 2012 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Cloud Computing and Big Data as Drivers for Better Care Management Decisions

I had the recent chance to attend the 2012 OPEN MINDS Technology & Informatics Institute in Baltimore, which brings together leaders in health and human services (HHS) to discuss best practices...
11 December 2012 | Kevin_Dolan , Director of Health & Human Services, Microsoft

State Health and Human Services Agencies Strive to Achieve Maximum Value from IT Modernization Efforts

A recent survey, conducted by the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) in collaboration with Microsoft, shed light on state health and human services (HHS) agencies'...
19 November 2012 | Laura Caliguri , Managing Director, U.S. Public Sector Health and Human Services

How Windows 8 Could Break Through the Health IT Productivity Paradox and Transform the Practice of Medicine

In late October, we announced the global availability of the Windows 8 operating system complete with features that enable improved productivity, team collaboration, and security for health organizations.
13 November 2012 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Nevada’s Success in Deploying a Private Medicare HIX

With the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, states in the U.S. will now need to move forward with plans to implement health insurance exchanges.
18 September 2012 | Jack Hersey , General Manager, U.S. Public Sector Health and Human Services, Microsoft

Insights into a Successful State Health Insurance Exchange: Interview with Utah HIX Director

In the second installment of a three-part series on successful models of health insurance exchange deployments, we took a closer look at a thriving example of a State Health Insurance Exchange (HIX)...
13 September 2012 | Jack Hersey , General Manager, U.S. Public Sector Health and Human Services, Microsoft

Key Learnings for Implementing a State Health Insurance Exchange (HIX)

Following the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a core piece of healthcare reform, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), states are now under more pressure to act on key elements of the law.
11 September 2012 | Jack Hersey , General Manager, U.S. Public Sector Health and Human Services, Microsoft

Microsoft Employees Use NUIs to Know Their Numbers

Much of this blog is focused on how the current epidemic of consumer disengagement is fueling the medical cost crisis and how important it is for every consumer to think and act like their health is...
09 August 2012 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Centene Uses CRM as a Company-wide Strategy, Not Just a “Product”

The rise of health insurance exchanges and the trend for employers to replace defined benefit plans with defined contribution plans is changing the nature of the relationship that health plans have with their members, from a third-party relationship...
02 August 2012 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

St. Luke’s Lync Tele-Cart: A Harbinger of Disruptive Innovation

Across the country, governments, employers, and health insurers are driving healthcare delivery organizations toward new payment models that make them accountable for the quality, cost, coordination, and outcomes of care.
24 July 2012 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

News: HIPAA Privacy & Security Protections and Business Associate Agreement Now Available for Microsoft’s Windows Azure Core Services, Dynamics CRM Online and Office 365

Today, I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft achieved an important compliance milestone for our health industry customers and partners: We’ve embedded the physical...
24 July 2012 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

New Models for eSourcing and Topic-Based Authoring Win 2012 Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Awards

New Models for eSourcing and Topic-Based Authoring Win 2012 Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Awards
27 June 2012 | Andrea McGonigle , Managing Director, Life Sciences, MSFT group

Building Healthier Communities Through Innovative, Public-Private Models

In a struggling economy, health costs have somewhat of a domino effect spanning people, education and business. For citizens and communities, health costs impact quality, access to care and preventive efforts.
21 June 2012 | William O’Leary , Executive Director, Policy, Health and Human Services at Microsoft

AHIP 2012: Making a Real Impact for Better Health

This week, thousands of health care professionals will gather for the America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute 2012 where discussions will span topics including the upcoming Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act, the 2012...
18 June 2012 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

WellPoint Seizes the Cloud

Health plans today operate in a competitive landscape, where the future of their business is oftentimes dependent upon making the most of limited resources.
13 June 2012 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Using Technology To Tackle Healthcare’s $70 Billion Dollar Problem

It wasn’t until the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was enacted that everyone could truly understand the vast scope of healthcare waste, fraud and abuse. PPACA raised national awareness of the billions of dollars lost annually due to...
01 May 2012 | Rob Rolf , Vice President Healthcare Compliance, CGI Federal

Leveraging technology to scale and streamline patient-centered medical homes

When it comes to healthcare dollars, treating the chronically or seriously ill accounts for an estimated 84 percent of all U.S. healthcare spending. Knowing this, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield...
24 April 2012 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

A Customer-Centric Approach to Clinical Trials

The life sciences business environment and model is in a state of accelerating change. More drug approvals occurred in 2011 than any other year in the past decade.
26 March 2012 | Andrea McGonigle , Managing Director, Life Sciences, MSFT group

Microsoft Opens Nominations for 2012 Life Sciences Innovation Awards

We’ve witnessed a lot of great innovation within life sciences this year, and I couldn’t be more excited to announce the 2012 Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Awards.
20 March 2012 | Andrea McGonigle , Managing Director, Life Sciences, MSFT group

Security and Compliance: What are Providers Missing?

Recently, I wrote on the topic of security and compliance among health plans, to accompany the first webcast in a two part series titled, “What's Missing from Your Security and Compliance Efforts?”
16 March 2012 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Public-Private Partnerships: An Example of Building Healthier Communities

We are witnessing the emergence of a new and exciting era of public-private partnerships at the intersection of business and health, where a significant focus...
14 March 2012 | William O’Leary , Executive Director, Policy, Health and Human Services at Microsoft

HIMSS12: Another Year in Review

This year at HIMSS, our focus was on partnerships and innovation. What many don’t realize about Microsoft’s health business is we have a worldwide partner ecosystem comprised...
09 March 2012 | Michael Robinson , Vice President, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Cloud Computing’s Role in Job Creation

It’s no secret that healthcare organizations need to learn how to do more with less these days. It’s something we’ve been discussing a lot recently, especially in the context of how cloud-based...
01 March 2012 | Steve Aylward , General manager, US Health & Life Sciences Solutions & Strategy, Microsoft

Redefining Access to Healthcare

An embarrassingly high percentage of our nation’s citizens are caught in a cycle of poverty that’s intertwined with a lack of access to education and healthcare...
26 February 2012 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Microsoft Health Users Group 2012 Innovation Awards Recognizes Health Organizations for Innovative Use of IT to Improve Patient Care

Every year, the Microsoft Health Users Group (HUG) recognizes forward-thinking health organizations and their technology solutions partners who use Microsoft-based technology to improve patient care,...
23 February 2012 | Steve Aylward , General manager, US Health & Life Sciences Solutions & Strategy, Microsoft

Digital access to better, more affordable healthcare: What’s on the horizon?

During the past several weeks, we’ve been digging into the topic of redefining access to healthcare, including the problem, why it is so difficult to solve, and where we are seeing progress...
21 February 2012 | Dr. Bill Crounse , Senior Director, Worldwide Health, Microsoft

HIMSS 2012: What You’ll See, Hear and Learn From Microsoft & Our Partners

Microsoft is more committed to the health industry than ever before, and this year at HIMSS, we are excited to showcase the results of our growing partner ecosystem. In fact, health is still...
17 February 2012 | Michael Robinson , Vice President, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Are advances in healthcare access on the horizon?

In this four-week series, we’re exploring the role of technology in reversing the runaway growth in U.S. healthcare costs. Last week, we looked at issues preventing...
10 February 2012 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Digital access and healthcare: What’s holding us back?

Last week, we introduced some of the root causes of runaway healthcare spending and healthcare access issues in this country. This week, we explore the complex and systematic issues...
02 February 2012 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Focusing on Security without Compromising Success

With the rising use of protected health information and increasingly stringent regulatory demands, the topic of security and compliance has become a critical issue for the healthcare industry. Health plans are faced with the challenge of maintaining...
30 January 2012 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Microsoft Sponsoring Upcoming Life Sciences Innovation Forum

We’re excited to kick off the year for Microsoft’s Life Sciences at the Life Sciences Innovation Forum. This event, produced by ExL Pharma, will be gathering...
11 January 2012 | Andrea McGonigle , Managing Director, Life Sciences, MSFT group

Microsoft Opens Nominations for Health Users Group Innovation Awards

It’s that time of year again for the members of the Microsoft Health Users Group (HUG) to submit nominations for the 15th annual Microsoft HUG Innovation Awards. This...
09 January 2012 | Steve Aylward , General manager, US Health & Life Sciences Solutions & Strategy, Microsoft
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