Author Archives: Stephen McCallister

Star Wars: The Last Jedi…. ALL SPOILERS all the time!

You really cannot talk about The Last Jedi spoiler-free.  So if you haven’t seen it, stop now and go stand in line. Let me start by saying that the original “Star Wars” came out the month I graduated from college … Continue reading

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Healthcare Information Security: The Unfunded Mandate

Over the last several years billions of taxpayer dollars have been paid out for the adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHR’s) in hospitals, clinics, and physician practices.  On one level this has been a great success: the percentage of EHR … Continue reading

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Project Fi Review: Love It!

Project Fi is a cell phone carrier operated by Google.   It uses a combination of T-mobile and the Sprint cellular networks, along with WiFi calling.  Currently you must have one of three phones, the Nexus 5X, 6, or 6P.  Project … Continue reading

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The Big Error in Windows 10

Unless cooler heads prevail, next year will see the release of Windows 10.  This should be the next “good” version of Windows if you believe the theory that every other release doesn’t, well, suck. A lot of attention has been … Continue reading

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Welcome back (I know you didn’t miss me….)

If there’s a cardinal sin of blogging and social media, it’s assuming that you publish content on a schedule convenient to you, ignoring the needs and utility of timely publishing for your readers. Therefore, not only have readers of this … Continue reading

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Leap Motion Controller: Destroying My Personal Productivity

I was so busy working that I forgot my pre-ordered Leap Motion controller was due to arrive today. When I remembered, I walked up to the mailbox about 8 PM and it was there. The small USB device has a … Continue reading

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To BYOD or Not to BYOD? That is NOT the question…

I just finished reading a website discussion of the pro’s and con’s of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs in healthcare.  It doesn’t really matter which particular article I was reading, since there are literally thousands on the topic.  While … Continue reading

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Quick Update: Flipboard Mags Adds Contributors

In another update of the Flipboard client software, the ability to have multiple contributors to personally published magazines has been added.  With the new software, you will see a link to “Invite Contributors” on the magazine’s home page: Selecting the … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Meaningful Use Incentives

The federal government is, justifiably, trumpeting the success of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive programs in creating a rapid and dramatic increase in the use of electronic health records.  Yet, even as the statistics show we’ve reached a “tipping … Continue reading

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