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  • A Trip Down Memory Lane

    There’s a scene in the 60s-era AMC series “Mad Men” that involves a pregnant woman smoking and drinking while her friend’s child runs around with a dry cleaning bag over her head. All of this happens in the space of about a minute, and there are so many things done wrong during that time that, by today’s standards, you can’t help but wonder ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Discourse: Lab (Weblog) on May 10, 2013
  • Tweets of the Week (4.26.13)

    Bumping up patient experience scores, emergency management after the Boston Marathon bombings, reducing ER overuse, knowing how much ICD-10 training you're going to need, and more! Get daily tweets by following us @ExecInsight. iHT2 Hospitals can bump up their patient experience scores with these simple tactics from University of Utah Health ...
    Posted to Boardroom Buzz (Weblog) on April 25, 2013
  • Generic OxyContin Not Approved By FDA

    The idea of making a potentially dangerous drug less prone to abuse is something that stands out in the effort to stop prescription drug misuse in the United States. Many companies have incorporated time release capsules to curb the possibility of abuse, but sometimes that just isn’t enough. According to a recent New York Times piece, Purdue ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Discourse: Lab (Weblog) on April 19, 2013
  • Tweets of the Week (4.4.13)

    New tweet list! Social media and security, quality care for less money (is it possible?), and why bad perfomers are happier. Get daily tweets by following us @ExecInsight. Huntington Hospital Big data initiative seeks to make a searchable cancer care database of 100s of 1,000s of cancer patients for doctors Kip Piper Small, ...
    Posted to Boardroom Buzz (Weblog) on April 4, 2013
  • "Bedless Hospitals"

    The introduction of two new hospital facilities in the US marks the beginning of a shift in the healthcare industry. According to a recent news release from Dark Daily, a nationwide change from inpatient- to outpatient-based treatment approaches has resulted in the construction of “bedless hospitals.” In preparation for changes due to the ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Discourse: Lab (Weblog) on April 3, 2013
  • Tweets of the Week (3.28.13)

    New tweet list! IT security innovations, boosting accounts receivable, AHIMA ... and are we heading for a BYOD backlash? Get daily tweets by following us @ExecInsight. WK LB Health Health law could boost use of temp workers ...
    Posted to Boardroom Buzz (Weblog) on March 28, 2013
  • In the Genes

    The ethical implications of genetic sequencing are really only just beginning to be fully realized, and these questions continue to contribute to the growing debate over information provided by the human genome.  A recent story from NPR chronicled Henrietta Lacks and the surprisingly indefinite life of her cells. In the article, Rebecca ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Discourse: Lab (Weblog) on March 27, 2013
  • Wanna Buy a Credential?

    Since the ASCP took over the popular and progressive NCA in 2009, I have periodically received emails from medical lab professionals not happy with the merger for various reasons.  Prompted by this overwhelming response, I have previously blogged about this subject. I have also addressed the mixed response to the move. Recently I have ...
  • Tweets of the Week (3.14.13)

    New tweet list! Interoperability as Oz, millennials want fun at work, embedding social engagement into business strategy and more, of course. Get daily tweets by following us @ExecInsight. Doug Laney Intel's original business plan from 1968. One page. Yup...more about execution than ideas.   Mandi Bishop My ...
    Posted to Boardroom Buzz (Weblog) on March 14, 2013
  • How Will the Sequester Affect You?

    With all this talk about sequestration everyone is bound to be concerned with how these spending cuts will affect them. Sequestration is such an odd word to be used Congress and picked up by the media as if it were a part of the regular lexicon.  It is a term with various meanings depending on one's background. As a clinical chemist, I know ...
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