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project management in hospitals, good songs, dogs, and the
weather. We remain interested in all these.
Today I tip my baseball cap to my dear friend Mick
Cochrane, author and professor and father of 2 fine sons.
Mick is the "real deal" baseball fan, able to show you Pete
Rose's batting stance (lefty or righty) and remember Ron Santo
clicking his heels.
I was behind a Hummer today on the way to work. He came
barreling up in the right hand lane but couldn't make it through a
left hand turn at the light, and so he had to stop with the rest of
us. The back-end of his car was loaded up with decals.
One said "Infidel" and another wa...
I was on the way to work today and twice watched drivers
honk their horns at cars in front of them, impatient that those
drivers didn't take risky turns into oncoming traffic. One
guy was beside himself, honking and shaking his head. I
looked at him and finally he looked over, t...
We received our latest blog this morning from our great friend
David Jacobs, a health IT consultant battling cancer. He's
our hero and we won't pretend otherwise, so this brief blog today
is totally biased. (David's blog is viewable
Last week I had to take my 19 year old daughter to the emergency
room of an Atlanta-area hospital with concussion symptoms.
She had been hit in the head by a large piece of falling
metal (freak accident) and was having vision problems and was
disoriented. The visit itself was ultimate...
This is for anyone who's currently interviewing for a job, or
who soon will be.
When you discuss a job with a prospective employer in person,
your first step leaving the interview must be a handwritten thank
No excuses, no exceptions.
If you won't take 5 m...
Our parent company, Jackson Healthcare, recently released a
study on the 2013 outlook of physicians and their practices.
Takeaways: physician discontent appears to be creating a void in
the healthcare field. Physicians are preparing to leave
medicine early either through retirement ...
Each June, our parent company, Jackson Healthcare, hosts an annual
Family Fun day for all associates and their children and
grandchildren. The building closes at 3pm, and the next 3
hours are filled with cool stuff li...
Browsing through LinkedIn recently, I realized that much of the
content online involves lists.
This morning, for example, LinkedIn insists I read about the
It's Father's Day here in the U.S. today, and considering how
our calendars are dotted with manufactured days that don't mean
much (I love trees and I admire some presidents but I don't love
Arbor Day or Presidents' Day), I'm reminded of a few things I've
learned as a father, and a few things I l...
Between ages 16 and 18, I worked as a bag boy at a mom-and-pop
grocery store called Thriftown. It was in Clarkston, Georgia,
about 6 or 7 miles from my home in Stone Mountain.
What a job. I got tips for taking out groceries, and all I
had to do was wear a tie and look presenta...
Our team of health IT consultants in the field delivers
on-demand support for hospitals on their clinical and technical
efforts. Frequently this includes specialists supporting
hospitals in EMR implementation and upgrade efforts. The
specific roles are most often project managers and ...
Our company relies on 5
principles that guide what we do and how we do it. Here they
Five Pillars of
I got my love of music from my parents, especially my mother.
I grew up listening to good music in my parents' bedroom,
where the turntable was.
There were more albums than I can remember stacked up in there,
but they enjoyed the kind of simple good music that still holds up
It's a generational thing.
Sometimes the truth sounds like an excuse and this is one of
We have a generation of young professionals -- let's say between
22 and 35 -- who stare into their smart phones all day long.
They do it at their desks, at meetings, at lunch...