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Stepwise Success

March 31, 2010 6:20 AM by Scott Warner
If a milestone is placed along a road and no one sees it, have we gone anywhere? Milestones are delicious if recognized, bittersweet when ignored. Recognition validates our efforts as professionals and fosters teamwork. We all like to hear about our success. Read More...
March 22, 2010 12:22 PM by Scott Warner
A milestone is a numbered marker placed along a road, typically at one mile increments, to help travelers. The idea is surprisingly old. The Romans called it miliarium , which marked every 1000 paces or about 5000 feet. It is also defined as "An important Read More...
March 17, 2010 6:09 AM by Scott Warner
Laboratories have backups: alternate methods, extra controls, different reagent lots, package inserts, analyzer printouts, photocopies of everything , diskettes, and (these days) nightly server maintenance that includes a backup of all the data. There Read More...
The Blame Train
March 12, 2010 6:21 AM by Scott Warner
In a classic Twilight Zone episode called " A Stop at Willoughby ," an advertising executive falls asleep on a commuter train and awakens to find himself in a slower, gentler time, a departure from the exasperation and desperation of his "career." There Read More...
Paperless Procedures
March 8, 2010 6:08 AM by Scott Warner
In my last blog , I whined about the computer's metaphorical space. And while it might be perceived as infinite, it really doesn't exist at all. Everything is (potentially) instantly connected. You only need to make this obvious for paperless procedures Read More...
Politics and Paper
March 3, 2010 6:02 AM by Scott Warner
At a recent user group meeting in Bar Harbor, Maine, a speaker said that getting healthcare executives to invest in connecting computer systems was difficult. "It's like selling them real estate that doesn't exist," he said. "You're describing space that Read More...


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    Scott Warner, MLT(ASCP)
    Occupation: Laboratory Manager
    Setting: Critical Access Hospital
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