Latest Episode of “Microsoft Health Tech Today” Features Virtual Doctor Jay Parkinson

REDMOND, Wash. — Dec. 10, 2009 — “Microsoft Health Tech Today,” Microsoft Corp.’s new fast-paced online video series, today launches show No. 102 featuring Jay Parkinson, M.D., who was recently named one of “Seven Innovative Leaders Changing the World as We Know It” by Esquire magazine.

“Health Tech Today,” at the intersection of health and information technology, debuted last month and highlights the latest industry trends and proven solutions that are improving health and changing lives for clinicians, patients and consumers worldwide.

The show is hosted by Bill Crounse, M.D., senior director of Worldwide Health for Microsoft, and features some of the world’s top thought leaders in health and global health issues. Each show features live guests in the Microsoft Studios in Redmond, Wash., or brought in by satellite or webcam using Windows Live Messenger.

The lineup for the latest episode includes the following:

  • Jay Parkinson, M.D., who wants to make seeing a doctor as easy as ordering a book on Amazon. Parkinson runs Hello Health ( and designs healthcare services based on social networking sites. He is one of the first truly virtual doctors.

  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital Chief Information Officer Aurelia Boyer, who talks about a recently launched patient-centered portal called (, a totally connected network of patients, community and healthcare professionals.

  • Nazounki Global Medical Network (, which uses software applications and cellular phones to connect Western doctors to patients needing care in Africa and remotely exchange information and medical images.

Additional information and the latest episode of “Health Tech Today” to watch are available at

About “Health Tech Today”

“Health Tech Today” is the monthly online series providing cutting-edge stories at the intersection of health and information technology. The show features informative interviews with some of the world’s top health leaders, compelling health-related personal stories, and the latest new technology and IT innovations. “Health Tech Today” is hosted by Bill Crounse, M.D., a local and network TV journalist with more than two decades of experience, and is produced by Emmy-award winning producer Mark Stendal. “Health Tech Today” is taped at Microsoft Studios in Redmond, Wash.

About Microsoft

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