Posted by Jeff Meisner
Editor, Microsoft on the Issues

This week, Michael Robinson, Microsoft’s vice president of U.S. Health and Life Sciences, participated in the U.S. News and World Report Hospital of Tomorrow Conference held in Washington, D.C.

The event gave Robinson the opportunity to connect with many leading hospital executives and health care visionaries to explore methods for tackling the range of challenges facing the health systems of today and those in the future.

On Tuesday, Robinson participated in the luncheon keynote session with Peter Slavin, M.D., President of Massachusetts General Hospital, and Shalom Jacobovitz, Chief Executive Officer of the American College of Cardiology. The panel’s moderator was Len Nichols, Ph.D., director and professor, Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics, George Mason University.

While at the conference and as part of the panel, a number of themes emerged that Robinson encapsulates in a Wednesday post over on the Microsoft in Health Blog. Some of those themes include the importance of collaboration between all the various players within the health care industry as the industry itself undergoes great change; the importance of helping the industry take advantage of the benefits of mobile workers; and leveraging cloud computing technologies to connect disparate points of care throughout the health care system.

For the rest of the story, read Robinson’s post over on the Microsoft in Health Blog.