Microsoft at World of Health IT
12 May 2011 | Dr. Bill Crounse, Senior Director, Worldwide Health, Microsoft
This week (10-12 May) in Budapest, Hungary, Microsoft took part in World of Health IT; an event designed to connect government officials, ministers of health, and leading healthcare information and communication technology experts with the latest innovations and best practice work from around the globe.
In addition to showcasing our technologies and health solutions offered by our partners, I gave a keynote speech on ‘How Software and the Cloud are Transforming Health and Healthcare Delivery,’ and led a forum on global trends and IT solutions impacting the delivery of health information and medical services around the world both on premise and in the cloud.
Healthcare IT is such a rich topic, but there are two key themes I was keen to discuss with attendees during WoHIT. Firstly, eHealth Records and how EU member nations can provide these for all citizens by 2015. Secondly, how Chronic Condition Management can be enabled by the cloud; specifically in terms of access to information and medical services in the home.
To find out more about Microsoft’s involvement and the themes that were discussed, take a look at my Healthblog
Senior Director, Worldwide Health, Microsoft