I have been in hot, sunny Phoenix for a couple of days (it’s been 94 degrees, which local people think is cool for this time of year). I have attended the first annual Healthcare New Media Conference attended by online leaders from many major medical centers across the country. The differing views and activities have [...]
I am so excited! As you may know, Microsoft is launching its revved up search engine, “bing,” in an effort to finally do some catching up on Google and, if their dream can come true, surpass them. The hope is that “bing it” will become common in our language just like “google it” has.
Our new President takes office in a few days and he has targeted healthcare as a way to save money, create jobs, and do public good. I agree!
It’s estimated that 200,000 jobs can be created by putting a priority on creating a widely used system of electronic medical records (EMR’s) also know as personal [...]
As I write this, we still don’t know the results of the national and state elections. It will all be determined this week. And while the people we elect to lead us have many, many issues to tackle, we are focused on healthcare. We can only hope the folks who are elected can help improve [...]
I am writing this as the calm of the Labor Day holiday is about to fade in the rear view mirror. All too soon we will be sprinting into Fall with no respite until Thanksgiving. After a refreshing summer, it is time to get down to business.
Later this week I will be in Houston [...]
Can Microsoft pull it off when nobody else has before them? Can this technology giant bring together doctors, hospitals and the whole world of health information technology players to allow you to have your up-to-date-, easy-to-use, and secure medical record at your fingertips online? This would allow you to plug in devices to measure your [...]
I am ending my 3-year-old Sunday morning Seattle radio show. The last edition is this Sunday, March 9th.
• I realize I am at my core an “Internet Guy” and that is where I can reach patients seeking information most directly
• This direct-to-patient approach makes the most sense for my sponsors – [...]
This is a heady time for our small team at Patient Power. For three years now we’ve been producing talk shows for Patients featuring leading medical experts and inspiring patients and caregivers. Apparently Microsoft was watching. And while bigger websites like WebMD or Revolution Health have paid us no attention, we’ve kept producing programs day-in [...]
My wife works for Microsoft. At 48, she is older than a lot of the healthy whiz kids there. Most don’t get sick very much. But when they do, it’s the same break in productivity that we all face: Get in the car, hit the road, get caught in traffic, search for parking, sit in [...]