Microsoft participates in U.S. News and World Report Hospital of Tomorrow Conference

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues This week, Michael Robinson, Microsoft’s vice president of U.S. Health and Life Sciences, participated in the U.S. News and World Report Hospital of Tomorrow Conference held in Washington, D.C. The event gave Robinson the opportunity to connect with many leading hospital executives and health care visionaries to…

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Data Liberation is Great – Let’s Talk About What’s Next

Posted by Peter NeupertCorporate Vice President, Health Solutions Group, Microsoft Today, I had the honor of participating in a Consumer Health IT Summit at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. It was great to see health IT stakeholders coming together to help drive the industry toward a more patient-centric health system,…

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Liberate the Data Part II – Perspectives from Eclipsys and Microsoft on Health IT

Posted by Peter Neupert  Corporate Vice President, Health Solutions Group (Cross-posted from Neupert on Health) Peter Neupert, Corporate Vice President, Health Solutions Group It was just about a year ago at last year’s HIMSS (Health Information Management Systems Society) conference that I posted about the need to “liberate the data” within health IT systems – separating data from applications…


Moving a National Broadband Plan Forward

Posted by Anoop GuptaCorporate Vice President — Technology Policy & Strategy Steve Ballmer joined CEOs John Chambers of Cisco, Stephen Hemsley of UnitedHealth Group, and Jeffrey Immelt of GE in a videoconference with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski earlier this week. The topic: how the national broadband plan being developed by the FCC can…


History Doesn’t Have to Repeat Itself

Posted by Peter Neupert Corporate Vice President, Health Solutions Group (Cross-posted from Neupert on Health) My family and I just got back from a vacation in Mexico, so the news that’s on everyone’s mind—the spread of H1N1 Influenza A—is weighing even more heavily on me. With the media hype machine driving minute by minute coverage, it’s hard not to…


Why Earth Day Matters to Microsoft

Posted by Rob Bernard  Chief Environmental Strategist Earth Day and every day, we face significant environmental challenges tied to the way we live and use resources.  Effectively managing our scarce energy resources while addressing climate change – even as the world’s population steadily rises – will be one of the great challenges of the 21st century. Microsoft…


Tear Down the Walls and Liberate the Data

Posted by Peter NeupertCorporate Vice President, Health Solutions Group (Cross-posted from Neupert on Health) In 1987, President Ronald Reagan gave one of his most well remembered speeches.  Few of us could forget his words to Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall”—proving to be prophetic when the German Democratic Republic announced the re-opening of the border in 1989,…