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  • Who Can You Follow?

    According to one site, 1 in 40 adults (about 2.3% of the US population) suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder. While it’s a serious condition that can be treated and is no laughing matter, I can’t help musing if the percentage of lab techs with OCD is higher. Most techs I’ve known joke about OCD, because the field requires a lot of learned ...
    Posted to Stepwise Success (Weblog) on February 18, 2016
  • Do We Practice What We Preach? Part 1.

    Well today is my birthday and it's making me a little retrospective. As you all know I am not about making big resolutions based on the day or date; such as New Year's. However I did think back over my professional life today: what I have done, what impact I have made on the profession and what I would do differently, given a second ...
  • Cyber Insecurity

    Last September, the FBI issued a warning that devices and objects that connect to the internet to send and receive data are vulnerable to cyber-attack. While this warning referenced many popular lifestyle devices such as smart phones and wearable fitness monitors, it also included devices common to laboratories and other businesses, such as ...
    Posted to CRI Lab Quality Advisor (Weblog) on January 29, 2016
  • Do You Speak IT? (Part 2)

    Today, we continue with our discussion of commonly misused terms in healthcare information technology (IT). The recent and rapid development of this technology, as well as the evolving applications of these same terms, opens up the possibility of misinterpreted use. It’s important to ensure that we are all on “the same page” when using these ...
    Posted to CRI Lab Quality Advisor (Weblog) on January 11, 2016
  • Looking Ahead

    Each new year brings change after a season of excess. At home it’s time to hit the gym, dust off the exercise bike, and put the juicer back on the kitchen counter. At work it’s time to bundle up 2015, discard old records, and think about planning vacations for the year. Perhaps, you have resolved to mend relationships, forge new ones, or rekindle ...
    Posted to Stepwise Success (Weblog) on January 6, 2016
  • What's Your One Word Resolution for the New Year?

    It's that time of year again. I could hardly believe it when I was leaving work today and someone made the inevitable never-stale comment, ''Well, I wont see you until next year.'' Today is really the last day of a very interesting  and eventful year. Starting today and into the next few days, many will be laboring over New Year's ...
  • Looking Back at 2015

    “Our dilemma,” said the American journalist Sydney Harris, “is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.” Ain’t that the truth. The holiday season is a time for loved ones to gather, and it’s a time to reflect on the year. Was it easy or hard? Static or full of change? ...
    Posted to Stepwise Success (Weblog) on December 24, 2015
  • Theranos Under Regulatory Microscope

    Theranos has been in the news and has garnered both bouquets and brickbats because of its proprietary technology as well as its business model. This company started by wunderkind Elizabeth Holmes and valued in the billions uses small samples of blood (often from a fingerstick) and runs tests on its own proprietary instrument. The value ...
  • Do You Speak IT? (Part 1)

    I recently read an interesting article1 in Health IT and CIO Review that discussed commonly misused IT terms in the healthcare profession. The fact that these terms are misused so frequently is not solely due to misunderstanding or unfamiliarity; it reflects how new the field of healthcare IT is and how the meaning and interpretation of this ...
    Posted to CRI Lab Quality Advisor (Weblog) on December 21, 2015
  • Who Enjoys Confrontation?

    We are living in weird times. Our schools label any form of visible aggression as “bullying,” forcing natural behavior to go underground where lessons cannot be taught by elders. Workplaces are filled with buzzwords such as empowerment, team building, and consensus, but without rules of engagement there is no room for healthy disagreement. Without ...
    Posted to Stepwise Success (Weblog) on December 21, 2015
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