Yearly Archives: 2009

Twitter Contact Update

For those who follow me on Twitter, just letting you know that I have set up a second account. The new one, @InfoTechRN( http://twitter.com/InfoTechRN ) will contain my tweets related to nursing, healthcare informatics, performance improvement, an…

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Time for a new vehicle — new to us, that is…

If there’s something I love even more than a root canal, it’s buying a car. But it’s something that has to be done from time to time. Our second vehicle, “Bud,” has been showing its age recently. A recent accident that banged up the passenger side…

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Our Major Award and the Rest of the Lights

It’s officially the Christmas season when the Yosts have their lights up. New this year, the much-coveted Leg Lamp. Too bad it’s so much smaller than Old Man Parker’s!

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Reflections on the 2009 IHI National Forum

December has been an exceptionally busy month for me so far. Lots of preparations for Christmas, and that’s all good. Almost all the gifts are procured, and the cash shelled out. But certainly a big highlight of the month is that I was privileged …

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In Orlando for the IHI Forum

I arrived in Orlando late this afternoon for the 21st annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care, put on by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Forum site is the World Center Marriott. Temperatures are only in the 50’s, but …

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A brief review of “Chasing the Rabbit”

Title: Chasing the Rabbit: How Market Leaders Outdistance the Competition and How Great Companies Can Catch Up and Win Author: Steven J. Spear I found this to be an insightful book, a good overview of how the principles that made Toyota and its pr…

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Office space…

Because inquiring minds (well, at least one or two of them) want to know…. Here is a snapshot of my home office setup. Some know that when I am not traveling, I have the opportunity to work from my basement at home. In the year and a half of tha…

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Some thoughts on Climategate

It is likely that some readers of this blog are totally unaware of the controversy now boiling (how appropriately) in the “global warming” community and dubbed, naturally, Climategate. For those who are, a Google search on the word Climategate cur…

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The Cost of Dying

For those who missed it, here is a link to the segment on CBS’s 60 Minutes program on end of life care in hospitals, named The Cost of Dying. It aired this past Sunday. This is a powerful and thought-provoking look at a milieu I know all too well …

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Happy Thanksgiving to each of you!

Happy Thanksgiving to each of you! l Thank God every day when you get up that you have something to do that day which must be done whether you like it or not. Being forced to work and forced to do your best will breed in you temperance and self-co…

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