As CES unfolds this week, Steve Ballmer has some thoughts to share on, what else, but technology. Over at the Huffington Post, Ballmer discusses how IT can improve and reduce waste in healthcare and help turn the tide on climate change. First, his thoughts on healthcare IT.
…we are developing the capabilities to provide remote-monitoring for patients with chronic diseases that need daily management and provide health care to people who live in remote locations beyond the reach of the nearest doctor or clinic. In every area I think you will see computing deliver greater efficiency to medicine at a time when the number one issue we face in health care is keeping quality high while reducing costs.
And as for Green IT…
And as we add more computing capability to automate our homes we also need to ensure that we improve the efficiency of PCs. At Microsoft, we have built new energy saving software features into our Windows 7 operating system. If fully implemented the software would cut the power consumption of PCs by over 30 percent worldwide. On a billion PCs globally, that’s a lot of savings.