Health Apps for SharePoint, Part 3: If your health records are now electronic why aren’t your checklists and forms?

A tool for non-geeks to move checklists, surveys, and forms online
11 September 2014 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Preventing readmissions through virtual care

Empower patients to manage their care to reduce readmissions and unnecessary ER visits.
12 August 2014 | Mark Blatt, MD , Worldwide Medical Director, Enterprise Solution Sales, Intel

Ten reasons health organizations need a strategy for the Internet of Things now

The Internet of Things is a game-changer for healthcare IT. Here are ten reasons health organizations need to create a strategy now.
05 August 2014 | Neil Jordan , General Manager of Health Worldwide for Microsoft

From piecework to collaborative teamwork with mobile computing

To take advantage of the productivity potential of mobile devices, health professionals need to be able to use EHRs on many different form factors.
25 June 2014 | Clifford Goldsmith, MD , Managing Director, US Healthcare Providers

Announcing the 2014 Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Awards

Microsoft honors life sciences companies and technology partners leading the charge in scientific collaboration and innovation.
18 June 2014 | Andrea McGonigle , Managing Director, Life Sciences, MSFT group

Improving population health with mobile care management technology

Health professionals improve care management with solution that provides the best of both mobile and desktop capabilities.
11 June 2014 | Sam Robinson , National Director, U.S. Health Plan Industry, Health and Life Sciences

Two ways that health organizations can better engage those they serve using HealthVault

Customers tell me that they’re looking for more ways to engage with those they serve. Here’s how HealthVault can help.
10 June 2014 | Raj Thiagarajan , Director, Strategy and Business Development, HealthVault International

Four ways to meet healthcare reform rules and global imperatives

Augment your EHR with technology services to help you become more accountable for a patient’s health across the care continuum.
05 June 2014 | Clifford Goldsmith, MD , Managing Director, US Healthcare Providers

Sharepoint: A proven platform for compliant collaboration and productivity

Our partners share how SharePoint has been helping their life sciences customers innovate for more than a decade.
04 June 2014 | Gabor Fari , Director of Business Development & Strategy, Health and Life Sciences

Preventing readmissions and reducing LOS with predictive analytics

How today’s predictive analytics can help hospitals stay a step ahead of risk factors for patient readmissions and extended stays.
27 May 2014 | Sarah Muckler , Director of Health Marketing, Worldwide

Private health insurance exchanges gain momentum

Get help with your private exchange strategy in our upcoming webinar on May 29.
21 May 2014 | Dave Meyers , Microsoft Director of Business Development, HHS

How Delta Dental of Missouri used the power of the cloud to engage and grow their direct to consumer sales

See how this health plan is taking advantage of the cloud to address the spike in demand for consumer health insurance products.
19 May 2014 | Sam Robinson , National Director, U.S. Health Plan Industry, Health and Life Sciences

TriZetto, Capax Global and Microsoft Help Health Plan Organizations Elevate the Value of Healthcare Data and Connections

Microsoft and its partners to demonstrate how health plans can better elevate the value of their healthcare data and make better customer connections
16 May 2014 | Sam Robinson , National Director, U.S. Health Plan Industry, Health and Life Sciences

DIA 2014 Must-Sees

Hope to see you at DIA 2014 where we can talk innovation and inventing the future of life sciences.
14 May 2014 | Andrea McGonigle , Managing Director, Life Sciences, MSFT group

Nurses Week 2014: Transforming Healthcare Through Nursing Leadership

ONC Health IT leaders Judy Murphy and Ellen Makar share their journeys during Nurses Week 2014.
09 May 2014 | Molly K. McCarthy RN, MBA , Chief Nursing Strategist, Microsoft

What does natural language processing mean for healthcare?

What if you could give your knowledge workers access to data insight on demand? With NLP, that’s now possible.
08 May 2014 | Tom Lawry , Global Product Strategy, Health Analytics

Centricity LIVE showcases latest innovations in healthcare IT

GE Healthcare’s premier IT education event looks at the changing US healthcare environment
30 April 2014 | David Hale , VP & General Manager, US & Canada, GE Healthcare IT

How better, faster access to data can transform patient care

The real value of the Internet of Things: a new intelligent system at Henry Mayo hospital is improving care, and giving physicians secure, anywhere, anytime access to patient data.
25 April 2014 | Steven Bridgeland , Senior Product Marketing Manager - Health, Windows Embedded, Microsoft

Limitless potential for cross-cultural collaboration and education

Guest blogger Dr. Magee shares how technology is helping Operation Smile communicate and collaborate around the world.
24 April 2014 | Dr. William P. Magee, Jr. , Co-Founder and CEO of Operation Smile

Consumer Engagement in Health and Human Services: Why Closing the Loop is Essential to Achieving the Triple Aim

Client-patients now the core of a transformative service model integrating mobile, cloud, and care coordination solutions
23 April 2014 | Dave Meyers , Microsoft Director of Business Development, HHS

Three examples of the wide range of clinical-grade tablets

A family doctor has different tablet requirements than an EMT does. But today both have plenty of clinical-grade options.
22 April 2014 | Gareth Hall , Windows 8 lead, Microsoft Worldwide Health

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

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

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

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

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 , Global Product Strategy, Health Analytics

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

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 , Director of Health Marketing, Worldwide

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

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

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

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

Virtual rehabilitation in Denmark

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 , Director of Health Marketing, Worldwide

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why Is It That the More We Spend on Health Care the Less Healthier We Get?

In the first post in my series on improving healthcare in the U.S., I talked about the tacit and embarrassing irony that all of us in the US health industry experience every day:...
20 December 2011 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Microsoft Office 365 Cloud-Based Productivity Service Now Helps Customers Comply with HIPAA Privacy and Security Standards

14 December 2011 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Microsoft Committed to Improving Global Health

2011 was a year of Microsoft and partner milestones; 2012 promises new collaborations and technology solutions for improved care and quality at lower costs
08 December 2011 | Michael Robinson , Vice President, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Digital Emergency Medical Information: Q&A With Beyond Lucid CEO

Digitizing health information is at the forefront of healthcare reform. We know that by creating electronic records of health data, doctors are better able to analyze a patient’s situation and make...
07 December 2011 | Randy Fusco , Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Health Provider Industry

Microsoft Helps Build Healthier Communities through Public-Private Partnership Innovation Forums

The nation’s success in achieving healthy communities will be impacted by the progress and dissemination of cutting-edge public and private partnerships...
02 December 2011 | William O’Leary , Executive Director, Policy, Health and Human Services at Microsoft

Digital Technology Has Changed Our Lives, Why Not Our Health?

Over the last three decades the US has consistently outspent comparable OECD countries on healthcare two to one and our outcomes are worse. Nearly half...
25 November 2011 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Microsoft Joins Industry Leaders to Drive Coordination in Accountable Care

There’s no doubt that the industry is moving toward some sort of “accountable care” model. Exactly what that model will look like took a major step forward with the new rules released...
17 November 2011 | Steve Aylward , General manager, US Health & Life Sciences Solutions & Strategy, Microsoft

In Life Sciences, Can We Achieve Compliance Without the Complexity?

Compliance can be complex, especially when it comes to the specifics of an industry’s government regulations. One such example is Title 21 CFR Part 11 of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA)...
26 October 2011 | Matt Walz , Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, NextDocs

Miami-Dade County Makes a Connection

New Information Exchange Brings Together Health, Education and Social Service Program Data to Facilitate Coordinated Care for Children
19 October 2011 | Jack Hersey , General Manager, U.S. Public Sector Health and Human Services, Microsoft

Microsoft Customers Honored As Leading Health IT Innovators by InformationWeek

29 September 2011 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Wisconsin Health Information Exchange Proves There’s Value in Digitizing and Sharing Patient Data

While the healthcare industry continues to debate whether or not the benefits of implementing an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system justify the cost, a community in southeast...
31 August 2011 | Ed Barthell , Director of Connected Health, Microsoft Health Solutions Group

It Takes a Village: How Microsoft is Working Together with Customers, Partners and Patients to Deliver Innovative Health Solutions

It’s no secret that we are facing big challenges in the healthcare industry. Despite many new technological advances, as a nation we’re not getting any healthier. At the same time, medical costs continue to rise...
24 August 2011 | Michael Robinson , Vice President, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Microsoft’s 2011 U.S. Public Sector Partner of the Year Aims to Redefine the Online Patient Experience

Microsoft has been saying some nice things about MEDSEEK and recently honored us as a Microsoft 2011 U.S. Public Sector Partner of the Year. Awarded just 16 months...
16 August 2011 | Tom Cartlidge , Corporate Communications Manager

Health Plan EmblemHealth Taps the Power of the Cloud to Rapidly Roll Out New Mobile Health Apps

This seems to be the year of the mobile health application. Thus, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that forward-thinking health plans are getting in the game as well, offering mobile...
06 July 2011 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Microsoft Unveils Increased Demand for New Health Plan Sales Solution CRM at AHIP 2011

Health care reform dominated the agenda at this year’s American Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) conference. While hundreds of protesters called for a single payer system to replace private insurance in the streets outside San Francisco’s Moscone Center...
28 June 2011 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Microsoft’s Office 365 Cloud Service Goes Live Worldwide

Today in New York City, Steve Ballmer announced the availability of Office 365, the company’s newest cloud service.
28 June 2011 | Steve Aylward , General manager, US Health & Life Sciences Solutions & Strategy, Microsoft

3D Virtual Collaboration and Multi-Touch Solutions Win 2011 Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Awards

Last night, we honored the winners of the 5th Annual Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Awards at the Drug Information Association’s (DIA) 47th annual meeting in Chicago. Each year, Microsoft showcases life science companies using...
22 June 2011 | Michael Naimoli , Worldwide Managing Director, Microsoft Life Sciences

Personal Fitness and Emergency Services Apps Top Winners of Microsoft Windows Phone Health and Life Sciences Apps Contest

We’re pleased to announce the winners of Microsoft Health and Life Sciences’ first mobile apps contest for the Windows Phone.
14 June 2011 | Steve Aylward , General manager, US Health & Life Sciences Solutions & Strategy, Microsoft

When Will Paperless Clinical Trials Be the Norm?

Will the data-intensive life sciences industry ever be able to completely move away from paper-based systems and simply manage content?
07 June 2011 | Michael Naimoli , Worldwide Managing Director, Microsoft Life Sciences

Microsoft HealthVault Goes Mobile

Over the last several months, Microsoft has made a number of investments in Microsoft HealthVault, an online service that helps consumers manage, store and share their health information. Since last fall, we’ve announced several initiatives designed...
06 June 2011 | David Cerino , General Manager, Health Solutions Group

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Expert and MemorialCare CIO Breaks Down Deadlines, Challenges and Best Practices

Across the U.S., health care providers are scrambling to meet the 2012 deadline for the first stage of meaningful use and thereby qualify for hefty reimbursement payments.
23 May 2011 | Chris Sullivan , National Managing Director, Microsoft Health Provider Solutions

Microsoft at World of Health IT

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...
12 May 2011 | Dr. Bill Crounse , Senior Director, Worldwide Health, Microsoft

CIGNA Embraces Online Collaboration; SharePoint-based Internal Sites Now Total More than 1400

To improve patient health and outcomes while reducing medical costs, insurers and physicians must work together to streamline business processes across organizational boundaries. The challenge is that the business processes which drive the greatest...
03 May 2011 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Microsoft Users Group 2011 Innovation Awards Honors Forward-thinking Health Companies Powering Patient-Centered Medical Homes, Chronic Condition Management and Mobile Consumer Health

Today the Microsoft Health Users Group (HUG) honors the winners of our annual MSHUG Innovation Awards. Now in its 14th year, the awards program recognizes health organizations using Microsoft-based technology to deliver better patient care, lower costs...
27 April 2011 | Steve Aylward , General manager, US Health & Life Sciences Solutions & Strategy, Microsoft

Microsoft Implements Chronic Condition Management Platform at Denver Health

With an aging population, the incidence of chronic disease is skyrocketing with worrying implications for the health of patients and the U.S. healthcare system.
19 April 2011 | Jack Hersey , General Manager, U.S. Public Sector Health and Human Services, Microsoft

Available Now: Microsoft Office 365 Public Beta for Health and Life Sciences

This week, Microsoft announced the public beta of Office 365, expanding it to millions more people, in more regions, and languages. This is great news for health organizations, all of whom face increasing pressures to reduce costs and complexity...
18 April 2011 | Steve Aylward , General manager, US Health & Life Sciences Solutions & Strategy, Microsoft

Health Organizations: Enter Today to Win Microsoft’s Annual Health User Group (HUG) Innovation Awards

Now in its 14th year, the awards program honors health organizations and independent software vendors and systems integrators who create the most impactful and innovative health solutions with Microsoft-based products.
22 March 2011 | Steve Aylward , General manager, US Health & Life Sciences Solutions & Strategy, Microsoft

Microsoft Opens Call for Entries for 2011 Life Sciences Innovation Awards

It’s that time of year again. Today, we open our call for entries to the annual Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Awards.
08 March 2011 | Michael Naimoli , Worldwide Managing Director, Microsoft Life Sciences

Calling All Mobile Health Apps! Microsoft Launches New Mobile App Contest for Health and Life Sciences

The market for health-related mobile phone apps is booming. There are about 17,000 mobile health apps in major stores today, from symptom reference guides to calorie counters to programs for tracking blood glucose and blood pressure levels.
18 February 2011 | Steve Aylward , General manager, US Health & Life Sciences Solutions & Strategy, Microsoft

Microsoft Helps Make Healthcare on Demand a Reality

Imagine it’s the middle of the night and a surgical resident urgently needs to consult with you, the on-call attending physician. The patient’s condition is worsening, a surgery is growing complicated, and a phone call just won’t do it.
18 February 2011 | Chris Sullivan , National Managing Director, Microsoft Health Provider Solutions

Technology Powers Laxative-Free Virtual Colonoscopies @ Massachusetts General Hospital

There are many aspects of a colonoscopy that might make you cringe, but drinking that terrible tasting laxative bowel cleansing drink the night before has to be one of the worst parts. Good thing researchers at a Massachusetts Hospital have developed a...
11 February 2011 | Chris Sullivan , National Managing Director, Microsoft Health Provider Solutions

Reducing Costs and Complexity When Both Are Skyrocketing

​Rising health care costs. Burdensome regulation. Intensifying competition. Inflexible legacy systems. High consumer expectations. Unrealistic deadlines. Margin compression. Welcome to the New Health Economy.
09 February 2011 | Dr. Dennis Schmuland , Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Microsoft Gets in the Health Insurance Exchange Game

Microsoft announced that it is getting into the Health Insurance Exchange market with new turnkey technology solutions to help states quickly and cost-efficiently roll out new Insurance Exchanges.
08 February 2011 | Jack Hersey , General Manager, U.S. Public Sector Health and Human Services, Microsoft
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