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  • Pulse Oximetry Tests for CCHD

    All babies in the U.S. have a newborn blood screen. Newborn screens are run by each state.  All states test for sickle cell, metabolic, endocrine disorders and nearly all screen for cystic fibrosis (CF).  Other states may choose to test for more disease processes in the newborn blood screens. Early diagnosis allows parents ...
  • Super Users

    At a ''super users'' meeting the other day discussing information technology, an administrator asked managers for guidance. ''Help us help you,'' he said. ''Is there anything you need in your departments that can help improve efficiency?'' A few things happened. One, there was no response from any of the twenty or so people in the conference ...
    Posted to Stepwise Success (Weblog) on January 25, 2010
  • Too Much Information

    A slang term these days when someone tells a story with unwanted details is ''TMI,'' meaning ''too much infor-mayyyy-tion,'' said with or without fingers in ears and followed by, ''Lalalalalala!'' That would be handy at work, some days. We are bombarded with information. At a recent staff meeting, lab techs griped about email; one tech said ...
    Posted to Stepwise Success (Weblog) on December 9, 2009