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Is the perfect computing device for clinicians not a “device” at all? by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As you might expect considering my profession and where I work, clinicians frequently ask me, “What kind of computer is best for clinicians?” My answer typically goes someth ... Read on »
Why one plus one equals ten for physicians and information technologists by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy An article in Becker’s Hospital Review caught my attention this morning, not specifically because of the topic but rather because of what it portends for the careers of phys ... Read on »
Medical Mistakes: To Err is Human…. yes and no? by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I must admit that I’ve been feeling a bit depressed this week about the human condition. A passenger jet gets blasted out of the sky ( mistake or not) by hostile forces. The ... Read on »
The Human Connection in Health—It’s not about the technology by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy So much is written about technology transforming health and healthcare. All too often we forget what makes health and healthcare so special--why so many of us selected a car ... Read on »
How to provide a more intuitive user interface for clinicians and patients by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Clinicians have told me they want a simplified, more intuitive user interface to clinical systems and all of the other applications they use on a daily basis. I also hear th ... Read on »
Electronic Health Record solutions don’t make errors, people do by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy HealthITNews reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expressing increased alarm about patient care errors that are being introduced as a result of poo ... Read on »
Is the hospital of the future not a hospital at all, at least not as we know it? by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A few years back I wrote a widely read piece on HealthBlog that was simply titled, If Disney Did Healthcare . In that post, I pondered how healthcare might be different if i ... Read on »
5 Trends for FY15 that will shape the future of health & healthcare delivery by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Happy 4th of July! Or perhaps I should say, Happy New Year. You see, my company operates on a fiscal calendar so July marks the beginning a our new fiscal year. This is when ... Read on »
Innovator namesake Henry Ford Health System stakes its future on health innovation by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Henry Ford was perhaps one of the greatest innovators of his day. It would be hard to imagine the American automobile business without the fingerprints of Henry Ford. It mig ... Read on »
Doctors, Surface Pro 3 is truly your dream machine by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Colleagues, A few weeks ago I predicted that Surface Pro 3 , the “ tablet that can replace your laptop ” would be a hit with doctors. I did so before I had even had an oppor ... Read on »
How to manage the Internet of (Your) Things, and those of your patients by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy If you’ve been paying attention, it would be hard to escape the sudden promotion of what we in technology sector describe as the “Internet of Things” (IoT). If you work in h ... Read on »
Survey confirms more clinicians seek mobile access to electronic health records by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A new survey commissioned by Software Advice in collaboration with digital data collection company, Research Now , suggests an ever growing demand for clinicians to be able ... Read on »
Europe marches forward on how to scale tele-health services for all citizens by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Regular readers of HealthBlog know that in my role at Microsoft, I and other members of my team, travel the world. We therefore get to see lots of innovative uses of technol ... Read on »
Why you should care about having a personal health record and access to your data by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I know, yawn, another IT pundit writing about personal health records (PHRs) and why you should care about them. Let’s face it. Most of you reading this don’t. I too will ad ... Read on »
Where does it hurt? Skype Translator applied to patient care by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy On May 27th at the inaugural Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Microsoft stunned the audience with technology right out of Star Trek. Gurdeep Pall (left), who serves a ... Read on »
Just what the doctor ordered—Surface Pro 3 by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Some of you may be wondering why I’ve said so little about the newest member of our Surface family of devices, the Surface Pro 3 . To say that, as a physician, I am excited ... Read on »
Partnerships improve clinical workflow, physician satisfaction with Health IT by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy On the heels of yesterday’s post about physician and nurse dissatisfaction with health IT, I thought I would provide some balance by showing how technology solution vendors ... Read on »
Doctors and Nurses In a Twit about Technology Destroying Healthcare by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Every workday morning I spend 30 minutes or so reviewing my Twitter feed. By following a select group of top healthcare news observers and thought leaders, I find that Twitt ... Read on »
There’s a MERS patient in your hospital, now what? by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Today we learned from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the first case of MERS ( Middle East Respiratory Syndrome ) that appears to have been transmitted ... Read on »
Hospital boards grapple with an uncertain future—what to do now? by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Over the years, I have had many invitations to speak at hospital board retreats. This week, I spent Tuesday evening and part of Wednesday as the keynote dinner speaker for a ... Read on »