Category Archives: IT

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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Flipboard Magazines: Update

UPDATED AGAIN (5/9/2013): This morning Flipboard released an upgrade to its Android  app, adding magazine creation and interesting new sharing options, including sharing photos from  your phone/tablet Gallery.  Flipboard also announced the availability of a web-based Editor (http://editor.flipboard.com) which allows … Continue reading

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Beyond Boring

Sore feet, aggressive sales people, and bad PowerPoint presentations are familiar hazards to anyone who attends major conferences like the recent HIMSS meeting in New Orleans.  Comfortable shoes and focused and strategic navigation of the vendor exhibits are two keys … Continue reading

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It IS What You Do AND The Way That You Do It!

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So, Why Not Encrypt?

My last blog post predicted that 2013 will be the year of the healthcare data breach.   I detailed that the majority of medical data breached was lost through portable media or laptop computers.  Usually this means the theft or … Continue reading

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Missing the Point: The “Post-PC Era”

With the surge in tablet and smartphone sales, we have been told that we’re in the “Post-PC Era.” On its face that sounds reasonable, given the iPads, Kindles, and Nexus tablets that most assuredly are cutting into the sales of … Continue reading

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