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What Message are You Sending?
June 21, 2014 3:33 PM by Glen McDaniel
In business school my marketing professor was fond of saying, “Marketing is everything.” It was tempting to see this view as the opinion of an overzealous marketer who was trying to convince students of the need to create complex and obtuse business/marketing Read More...
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Managing Cross-Disciplinary Teams is a Required Skill
May 31, 2014 8:43 PM by Glen McDaniel
Those of us in healthcare have worked in silos for so long it has become the norm. In fact we justify it by saying due to the complexity of our body of knowledge, others just will not understand. Physically and psychologically we are more comfortable Read More...
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There is a Great Need for More Useful MLS Research
March 29, 2014 5:45 PM by Glen McDaniel
I love science! I always have and I always will. So when I asked recently to be a judge at a science fair at a local college, I immediately jumped at the request. I was really impressed with the quality of the projects and the soundness of the research, Read More...
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HHS Publishes Final Rule on Patient Access to Their Lab results
March 16, 2014 1:21 AM by Glen McDaniel
Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a final rule that requires laboratories to give patients access to their lab results. A few years ago Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reaffirmed the Obama Administration commitment to patient-centered Read More...
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Is this Quality or Just Habit?
January 18, 2014 12:36 PM by Glen McDaniel
The Director of Nursing hotly defended her staff. They had in fact performed quality control on the point of care glucose meters per policy. They had dated and initialed the appropriate line on the sheet. What was the lab complaining about? What did the Read More...
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It's OK to Say You Don't Know
November 3, 2013 2:37 PM by Glen McDaniel
I wish I knew everything, but I don't. On second thought: it would be pretty boring to have every fact at my finger tips and I never have to learn, to ask, research or dig for information. In any event, has someone ever asked you a question and you hesitated Read More...
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Find Your Passion, Find Your Niche
October 12, 2013 6:12 PM by Glen McDaniel
There is a lot happening in this country these days. As a medical laboratory scientist, I have been used to change, but it seems like the past few years have been typified by huge changes to many people I know personally and professionally. One of the Read More...
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Service Recovery is Part of Quality
September 15, 2013 1:50 PM by Glen McDaniel
In healthcare we often talk about quality. In fact we dredge that word up whenever we want to shame someone into doing whatever we want. In healthcare we tend to think of quality as something that somehow improves patient outcome and is often related Read More...
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How to Create a Great First Impression
August 25, 2013 2:54 PM by Glen McDaniel
One reality we have come to recognize is that most people evaluate you, and react to you in a certain way, because of their impression of you; not necessarily the reality of who you really are or what you can do. The first impression is especially important Read More...
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Towards Independent Practice
August 3, 2013 9:31 PM by Glen McDaniel
Over the years, I have served on many hospital committees including the Pharmacy, Nutrition and Therapeutics (PNT) Committee. This committee is usually chaired by a physician and has tremendous input from an infectious disease (ID) specialist, microbiologist, Read More...
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Importance of Effective Onboarding
July 21, 2013 2:21 PM by Glen McDaniel
A few years ago I was part of a team appointed by a national hospital company to study and make recommendations for staff retention. The organization had a horrendous record for turnover; in fact in some key areas like nursing assistants the turnover Read More...
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Job Hunting on LinkedIn
July 13, 2013 4:12 PM by Glen McDaniel
Most people realize that many job searches are conducted on the Internet. While most jobs are still obtained through personal networking, it is the odd job which is acquired through a cold call or a serendipitous find in a magazine, journal or newspaper. Read More...
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The Power of Mornings
June 30, 2013 4:48 PM by Glen McDaniel
I am just not a morning person. I decided a long time ago that my ideal job would be that of a stage actor, working at night, relaxing leisurely after work, going to bed way after midnight and then sleeping in the following morning. Most of us do not Read More...
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What to Do With Those In Between Times
April 6, 2013 6:01 PM by Glen McDaniel
It is April and here in the Deep South every day is a guessing game. My daffodils are just shedding their colorful blooms and I can see tender buds tentatively peeking out from the trees in the backyard. The last couple of weeks have brought thunderstorms, Read More...
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Try Mirroring to Build Rapport
March 30, 2013 6:08 PM by Glen McDaniel
We all know the saying "birds of a feather flock together." This does not only refer to the fact that those with common interests and values tend to be friends and hang around each other. Research has shown that adopting synchronous body language (essentially Read More...
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