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Modern Healthcare Top 25 Clinical Informaticists

The announcement just came out today. I am so honored to be named by Modern Healthcare magazine to this prestigious list. According to the magazine, t´╗┐his program recognizes medical professionals who excel at using patient-care data to improve bot…

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Long time, no blog

Also no tweets. Hopefully that hasn’t caused followers to desert my Twitter feed entirely, although that’s not top of mind for me currently. The last couple of months have been very busy work-wise, and there’s definitely no time for me to share so…

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Debt upset!

This was — so far — the granddaddy of the fabled Friday document drops. Standard and Poor’s downgraded the USA’s long-term credit rating from AAA to AA+, in the bargain marking its outlook negative. The full report is here. Are you surprised? I’…

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Debt regret

I’ll make this post pithy. It’s pretty obvious where I, as a fiscal conservative, proponent of free-market economic solutions, and limited federal government injection into every corner of our lives, stand on the current debate about raising the d…

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Living the geek life

In the spirit of continually trying to use technology for simplifying and improving life, a few thoughts on my mind this weekend.Just arrived today, a new toy: a nifty little (emphasis on little) folding Bluetooth keyboard called the Freedom Pro. …

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More Independence Day musings

Very appropriately, while enjoying the long weekend, I’m reading the classic apologia of Milton and Rose Friedman, Free to Choose. The Friedmans systematically debunk the tenets of the liberal mindset in a most concise and readable way. They point…

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What is the historical importance of July 2?

“The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of De…

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Memorial Day

Let’s all take some time to reflect on the reason why we observe this day — the sacrifices made by countless brave men and women who gave their lives in service to these United States. As with so many holidays in our “modern” society, this one ha…

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Gingerbread is yummy

Well, I took the plunge today. Flashed the ROM of my Nook Color to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and will see how well I like it. So far, so good. I was not using most of the Barnes & Noble user interface anyway. Exception of course being the e-reader…

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In the forest by the green mountain… figuratively

Today starts out as another beautiful morning. Glad I was able to enjoy a little of it already, since if the forecasters are to be believed, looks like we’ll be dodging raindrops again most of the week ahead. Good timing, however, as the break in …

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