Bill Crounse, MD Senior Director, Worldwide Health Microsoft Corporation, has a personal blog. I find it very exciting to see a major company like Microsoft getting involved in the healthcare industry.When I speak with most clinicians, they think that Microsoft only offers Windows operating systems and Office applications. They are unfamiliar with Microsoft "Heathcare and Life Sciences." They often ask me, "does Microsoft have an EMR or EHR solution?" They have no idea that Microsoft is involved in worldwide health initiatives. When I tell people that Microsoft has a Worldwide Health Senior Director, they look at me puzzled.
Unless you have an interest in healthcare technology and world health, you may not realize what is going on in the healthcare industry.
Microsoft can have a tremendous impact on the global healthcare industry if they plan properly and leverage proper resources. Everyone uses a Windows-based PC, most people use the Office suite. A Microsoft-based EMR/EHR solution would easily dominate the industry.
Here is his healthcare blog: