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Transparency
January 30, 2012 6:08 AM by Scott Warner
A buzzword I hear everywhere these days is transparency , which the online Business Dictionary defines as “Lack of hidden agendas and conditions, accompanied by the availability of full information required for collaboration, cooperation, and collective Read More...
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Life in the Cloud
January 25, 2012 6:01 AM by Scott Warner
As I have resolved to use technology more at work, it has forced me to ponder how we use it. Neat or not, it has to connect doctors with patients to work. Recently, for example, a patient arrived on a weekend evening for an INR test. The result was critical, Read More...
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Jerks At Work
January 20, 2012 6:00 AM by Scott Warner
I’ve heard or witnessed a lot of stories in which some jerk at work argues, name-calls, accuses, yells, gets red-faced, or huffs off. I’ve known of jerks insulting, belittling, humiliating, and openly bullying a coworker and bragging about it later. As Read More...
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How Reliable is Your Data Storage?
January 16, 2012 6:08 AM by Scott Warner
Recently, we installed middleware to receive, store, and manage quality control. Since the lab connects to our system through thin clients, the software was installed on a “virtual PC.” A virtual PC exists in software only but functions like the real Read More...
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Too Many Passwords
January 11, 2012 6:00 AM by Scott Warner
If you’re like me, you have too many passwords to remember. My computer, phone, bank, debit card, credit cards, work PC, email, and every web site with my personal information needs a password. And it’s getting worse. Here’s what your IT department might Read More...
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Push Technology
January 6, 2012 6:07 AM by Scott Warner
Traditionally, laboratories result and complete testing that is either mailed, faxed, or “available“ electronically. Without paper, providers have to hunt and peck, which involves logging in, finding the patient, clicking, scrolling, and all the rest. Read More...
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New Year Resolutions
January 2, 2012 6:13 AM by Scott Warner
I suspect the only resolution I’ve ever kept is not to make any. Even that one isn’t easy, since this is a natural break to look ahead and wish for better things in the coming year. Holiday gluttony gives way to desire for simplicity and resolve to conserve, Read More...
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    Scott Warner, MLT(ASCP)
    Occupation: Laboratory Manager
    Setting: Critical Access Hospital
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