Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft

Just because you can run your desktop app on a mobile devices doesn’t mean you should.

My issues with mobile computing in healthcare revolve around technologies that get in the way of providers and clinicians doing their core job which is attending to patients and not fumbling through hundreds of check boxes and interfaces designed to be used on a desktop.

I downloaded and installed the final release of Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala on my Dell M4400.  So far I’m very impressed with the fit and finish of this latest Linux release.  Evolution is one of the many e-mail clients avaialble for Linux but one of the very few with the ability to access your corporate […]

MSHUG 2009 Day One

2, Sep 2009

Day one is complete and this year the attendees seem a bit smaller than last year.  The presentations were good and can be downloaded from the mshug.org website.  I enjoyed the developer tracks more than others.  It is clear that our architecture decisions to move forward with a Silverlight implementation of a client application will […]

  I’ll be headed to Redmond, WA tomorrow for the 2009 Microsoft Healthcare User Group conference.   If you follow this blog you will remember I attended last year and came back with a slightly less jaded perspective of Microsoft’s efforts in the health care space.  As a company I think Microsoft has made some great strides in […]

Working in an environment with multiple OS’s can be challenging when you have to shuffle between multiple keyboards and mice. A KVM only offers a single view of one device at a time, which is challenging when you need to switch between them frequently. I’m a huge advocate of virtual machines but you are still […]

Microsoft has just released HealthVault Connection Center Beta v1.2 which is a desktop utility that helps people upload data from health and fitness devices to their HealthVault account.  This is a good step in bridging the gap between a patient and physician between visits.  Having an updated list of blood pressure, weight, peak flow measurements, […]

It appears that Microsoft, noticing the success of the App Store from Apple, is set to launch its own app store for windows mobile platforms given a recent job posting on computerjob.com. The description states the senior project manager will ead a team that will “drive the launch of a v1 marketpace service for Windows […]

I had a great discussion with Dr. Bill Crounse, Director of Worldwide Health at Microsoft about their direction and focus on healthcare initiatives.  I’ve followed Bill’s blog for about a year and his insight into the ways Microsoft is innovating in healthcare is insightful.  He mentioned working with Robert Scoble, Microsoft’s former blogger extrodionare, and […]

Today’s keynote was given by Steve Aylward, General Manager, Health & Life Sciences for Microsoft Corp. He discussed how focused Microsoft is in the healthcare space and how they really see this as a long-term investment to which they are investing a large portion of their resources to this vertical. While he couldn’t disclose exactly […]

I’ve started to take notice at the different business model approaches behind both Apple and Microsoft. Microsoft has a long history of providing backward compatibility with it’s software which, I believe, is one of the primary reasons why it has developed such a huge market share. Apple on the other extreme has complete control over […]


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