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Intangibles
March 30, 2009 4:38 AM by Scott Warner
Consider two chemistry analyzers. The first requires a lot of hands-on time to run and maintain, and the reagent cost is per aliquot. You're paying for reagent used for calibration, quality control, troubleshooting and waste. The second analyzer is a Read More...
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Tomorrow
March 24, 2009 6:32 PM by Scott Warner
When my oldest was little, his concept of time was simple. The past was always "last night," and the future was always "when I wake up again." Focused on the here and now, he seemed perfectly aware of many good things to come. To him, "tomorrow" was something Read More...
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I Have To Take This
March 19, 2009 9:02 AM by Scott Warner
A nurse in a patient's room hears a ringtone from her pocket. A lab tech crossmatching blood hears her cell phone ring from the break room. And a lab manager's phone rings during a job interview. Incredibly, in each case the cell phone is answered. "I Read More...
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New Thinking
March 11, 2009 10:27 AM by Scott Warner
When my son and I talked the other day about "green" technology, I suddenly realized the obvious: solar, wind and biofuel technologies are very old. (Think greenhouses, Don Quixote and wood heat). Is it possible to create new thinking with old technology? Read More...
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How Many Managers?
March 4, 2009 10:12 AM by Scott Warner
The other day at a department head meeting when a person used the phrase, "... the 35 of you ," it got me thinking. How many managers do we need? I work in a critical access hospital with 25 beds. We have one laboratory, one pharmacy and one plant manager. Read More...
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    Scott Warner, MLT(ASCP)
    Occupation: Laboratory Manager
    Setting: Critical Access Hospital
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