History Doesn’t Have to Repeat Itself

(cross-posted on Microsoft on the Issues)   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 think about devastating epidemics and…

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International Travelogue Part Two...

Last week, I continued my round the world itinerary visiting customers, partners, and governmental agencies.  I took an overnight flight from London to Bangkok on a Saturday—the plane was full, primarily of tourists taking advantage of what Thailand has to offer, despite the political turmoil.  My day started with a random act of kindness—receiving a…

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International Travelogue

After my visit to Washington D.C. and the U.S. Senate, I thought it might be instructive to visit other parts of the world to gain additional perspective on the challenges the global economic crisis is posing to health systems.  For the last five days, I have been in Western Europe visiting four different countries and…

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Russia Visit

I haven’t blogged recently, because I took my family to Moscow and St. Petersburg to learn and experience more about this fascinating country with a rich and proud history – a trip that I highly recommend. While I was there — I decided to learn a bit about their health system and its challenges.   As…

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Inaugural Post

I recently traveled for two weeks in the Asia Pacific region on Microsoft Health related business.   I was fortunate to meet with a broad diversity of folks — from Minister’s of Health, to CEO’s of leading private and public hospitals, to GP’s interested in how technology can help them and even to citizens with concerns…

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