A New Chapter

Yesterday we announced an exciting new chapter in the Microsoft in Health story. Microsoft and GE Healthcare (GEHC) are forming a joint venture – with equal investment from each ‘parent’ – that will offer advanced IT solutions to healthcare organizations. Microsoft’s vision for health has always been ambitious – ‘Improve health around the world, through…

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Aligning policy, technology, and business innovation – perspectives from the Connected Health Conference…

We’re just wrapping up our annual Connected Health Conference.  I wanted to share some insights and observations from the past three days.  We had 925 attendees representing 409 organizations — attendance more than doubled from last year, which is pretty amazing given that conference attendance is down all over the US…  At this year’s conference,…

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Signposts

I don’t normally blog about our products per se, but today marks an important milestone for Microsoft shipping solutions that are important signposts toward the future — the transformation of healthcare. The first is the launch of the Mayo Clinic Health Manager powered by HealthVault — the focus of this solution is to enable the…

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Tear Down the Walls and Liberate the Data

(cross-posted on Microsoft on the Issues)    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, and the subsequent destruction…

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Message to Washington -- It's all about Outcomes

Yesterday, I testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, otherwise known as HELP.  You can see a video of my testimony here.   Before getting to the substance, I need to highlight how I continue to be awe-inspired about how our government works — in a positive way.   Any body can walk into…

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Diverse real world problems

Last week, we hosted around 20 physicians from one of our Amalga early adopters for a two day, two-way conversation around what the most important challenges in health delivery are and how software can help address them.    It was a very instructive conversation — from which I learned a lot and met some talented, accomplished…

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