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Just Say It, a solution to your EMR data entry dilemma by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy For as long as I can remember (and that’s a very long time), clinicians have been complaining about the burden of entering data into the EMR. For most of us who started prac ... Read on »
Improving productivity, patient safety, and satisfaction with real time location services by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Your health system has acquired physician practices all around it. You’ve merged with some of your former competitors. You’ve spent a ton of money on new electronic medical ... Read on »
Physical and cognitive rehabilitation services become more accessible, convenient, and much more... by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Over the last several years I’ve been telling you about some exciting uses of technology that are making rehabilitation services more accessible to patients around the world ... Read on »
The digital transformation of healthcare. Keeping the dream alive. by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It was late September in 2007. I was in Nottwil, Switzerland to deliver the opening keynote at a one-day conference on digital health. Also on the agenda that day to provide ... Read on »
The final frontier for telehealth services, end-to-end data privacy & security by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As mHealthNews editor, Eric Wicklund, reported last November , the stage is set more than ever before to deliver medical and behavioral health services via telehealth. The n ... Read on »
EHR Interoperability. Let’s stop beating a dead drum. by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy For the past many years, I’ve been strongly advocating that the best model for electronic health record interoperability is one that is cloud-based and puts the patient/citi ... Read on »
The wheels on the bus went round and round….. at HIMSS-15 in Chicago by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I wish I could report on everything that happened at HIMSS this year. Of course, that would be impossible without writing a book (and it would be a really big book). So, as ... Read on »
Price transparency in healthcare? Despite reforms, still lacking. Part 2 by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Back in January I told you a true story about the healthcare adventures of Sally and Bob. Like all good serial adventures, it helps to read the first chapter before turning ... Read on »
The fallacy of patient engagement by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy You may have noticed the absence of my usual posts to HealthBlog. Here’s why. I was preparing for an out of town business trip on Monday of last week when I learned that my ... Read on »
What you and I want, and will, see at HIMSS this year by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy So you’re getting ready for the annual trek to HIMSS which this year is being held in Chicago, April 13-16. That means, at least compared to last year’s event in Orlando, yo ... Read on »
See more patients. Finish chart work before you head home. by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy “ I’m able to see a few more patients each day ”. “ I’m able to go home at the end of the day knowing that my work is done and that my charts are complete ”? Whenever I hear ... Read on »
Build it and they will come. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles improves clinical productivity,... by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Whether buying a new home, or shopping for a clinical portal solution, sometimes you just can’t find what you need off-the-shelf. You have to build it yourself. The build vs ... Read on »
Build or buy Health IT? Some assembly required. by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy For as long as I can remember there’s been a great debate in health IT—build or buy? Every few years the pendulum seems to swing more to one side or the other which totally ... Read on »
Protecting privacy for personal data stored in the cloud by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy IT professionals, healthcare executives, and clinicians in hospitals, health systems and clinics around the world are expressing great interest in moving more of their organ ... Read on »
Why clinicians are frustrated with health IT, and what you can do about it. by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I had to chuckle when I came across a blog post on KevinMD this morning. The post that appears on what is described as social media’s leading physician voice doesn’t mince w ... Read on »
Don’t get sucker punched by delusional thinking when buying an EHR by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It’s been a busy week for me hosting executive briefings here at Microsoft for some of our very best hospital and health system customers. These days there is a common theme ... Read on »
Tablet computers for healthcare professionals. What to know before you buy. by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Considering where I work and what I do, my clinical colleagues often ask me for advice when they are shopping for a new computer. Most doctors and nurses are going to be hap ... Read on »
Unabashedly addicted to my Surface Pro 3 at home, at work and on the road by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy HealthBlog readers, and even those who don’t read HealthBlog, know that I am unabashedly a fan of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. As I have proclaimed here before, my Surface P ... Read on »
A framework for embracing cloud in health and healthcare by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Last week, I shared information about the progress we are making on Windows 10 and some really cool new technologies, like HoloLens , that I believe will have a significant ... Read on »
Windows 10 and Microsoft HoloLens, implications for health and medicine by Dr. Bill Crounse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy So yesterday was a big day here at Microsoft. Like many of you, I was glued to my computer screen while our business and product leaders updated the world on Windows 10 , Wi ... Read on »