Microsoft Announces Finalists For the 2001 Microsoft Physician of the Year Award

REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 5, 2001 — Microsoft Corp. today announced four physician leaders as finalists for the 2001 Microsoft® Physician of the Year Award. The 2001 Award, sponsored by Microsoft’s Mobile Devices Division, recognizes excellence among physicians in using Pocket PC-based mobile devices to improve the quality of patient care.

This year’s finalists are the following:

  • Bryan Bogner, M.D., F.A.C.P., director of clinical information systems, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, Tampa, Fla.

  • Eric Mankin, M.D., chief medical officer, Temple Physicians Inc., Temple University Health System, Bryn Mawr, Pa.

  • Scott M. Strayer, M.D., director of handheld computers, Saint Louis University Family Practice University, Belleville, Ill.

  • David Trager, M.D., physician, San Jose Medical Group, Good Samaritan, San Jose, Calif.

According to Forrester Research Inc., physician adoption of personal digital assistants (PDAs) is increasing rapidly, with 41 percent of physicians projected to own a PDA by the end of 2001.

A judging panel of five industry experts and analysts selected the four physician finalists from approximately 40 entries. The winner will be announced by Jeff Raikes, group vice president of the Productivity and Business Services Group at Microsoft, at Windows on Healthcare 2001, , during his keynote address,
“Microsoft’s Vision and Strategies for Healthcare: A View From the Top,”
Oct. 30 at 9 a.m. in the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego.

“We are pleased to recognize these physicians for their leadership role in innovatively applying technology to improve the quality of patient care,”
said Ahmad Hashem, M.D., Ph.D., global industry manager for Healthcare at Microsoft.
“The demanding clinical environment requires a robust mobile platform, and Pocket PCs provide the security, robustness and expandability that physicians need in their efforts to improve quality and reduce cost.”

“The breadth of innovative solutions offered for the Pocket PC made it a challenge to select the finalists,”
said Terry Clark, M.D., F.A.C.S. and president of Global eMedicine LLC, coordinator of the award’s judging panel.
“Having more than 40 entries indicates that physicians in the trenches are rapidly adopting this technology to improve patient care. The physician leaders that were selected exemplify the best of the best in how Pocket PC is becoming an indispensable tool in the hands of practicing physicians.”

The judging panel was made up of Terry Clark; Josh Fisher, equity healthcare analyst for Dresdner RCM Global Investors LLC; C. Martin Harris, M.D., executive director of the
e-Cleveland Clinic and CIO of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation; Randolph Miller, M.D., professor and chair of the department of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University; and Edward Zabrek, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., medical editor of Pocket PC Magazine.

About Microsoft Pocket PC

Microsoft Windows® Powered Pocket PCs offer customers the best way to connect to their most essential information while away from their desk. Pocket PCs are versatile enough to satisfy the demands of busy mobile professionals such as physicians in clinical settings where working behind a desk is not an option. Pocket PCs include a broad range of native business and

personal productivity applications, yet can easily be expanded to adapt to specific customer requirements through a continually growing number of industry-standard hardware and software options. Microsoft and Pocket PC device manufacturers will launch the next generation Pocket PC 2002 software on Oct. 4 in San Francisco. A guided tour of the new software and more information about Pocket PC can be found at .

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