Really ?

I spent way too much time completing the surgical center’s pre-op online patient information prior to recent shoulder surgery… pages!  All that information is available at my surgeons’ office and my family doc’s office, in the same city. But it is not about proximity. If the medical community would step into the tech age for record keeping and sharing, all those records, care, procedures, medications, etc., would be available to the medical community at large, without the duplicate records and paperwork. It is absurd.

I complained about this to the surgical center to no avail.  I registered a complaint in my surgeon’s office and their answer was the office and the surgical centers are not related facilities.

When the hell is the medical profession going to get real about central records on global servers?  That argument about proprietary / confidentiality does not stand.  Just look at global transactions made and information storage used by business and industry and banking and their customers, and suppliers across the web.  Do those businesses get hacked? It happens. Do they recover, yes!  Do they abandon global record keeping, transactions, and interfaces?  No!  They just get better at security!

And think of the advantages for the patient and physician:

  • A lot less paperwork in doc’s office.
  • New doc’s would know the patient’s entire medical history.
  • That history could be updated as necessary following patient visits and procedures.
  • Doc’s could see a patient’s script history before prescribing new/additional drugs.
  • Few patients show up with a complete memory of all procedures, exams, drugs, allergic reactions, etc. No need to know that, the information is in a data base.
  • I’m sure the medical and information technology community could add many more bullets to the above list.

Really?

There is hope ! https://www.crmjetty.com/blog/patient-portal

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Legends and Stories

This blog calls it’s stories, “log entries”.

Grandfather valued stories above all else.  He once said that our family histories are captured in legends and tales.  They keep our ancestors, our culture and our history alive.  We turn memories into stories, and if we don’t we lose them.  If the stories are gone , then the people are gone too.

….from “What the Wind Knows”, by Amy Harmon.

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Why Vote for Trump, by Steve Harvey

It is just another view. It does not necessarily represent the view of this blogger.

Steve Harvey: TV comedian, TV host, producer, radio personality, actor, author     HOW I FEEL ABOUT TRUMP: By Steve Harvey
You’ve been on vacation for two weeks, you come home, and your basement is infested with raccoons.. Hundreds of rabid, messy, mean raccoons have overtaken your basement. You want them gone immediately!.. You call the city and 4 different exterminators, but nobody can handle the job.. But there is this one guy, and he guarantees to get rid of them, so you hire him.. You don’t care if the guy swears, you don’t care how many times he’s been married, you don’t care if he has a plumber’s crack, you simply want those raccoons gone!.. You want your problem fixed!.. He’s the guy.. He’s the best!


Here’s why we want Trump: Yes, he’s a bit of a jerk; Yes, he’s an egomaniac; but we don’t care!.. The country is a mess because politicians suck, the Republicans and Democrats can be two-faced and gutless, and illegals are everywhere.. We want it all fixed!.. We don’t care that Trump is crude, we don’t care that he insults people, we don’t care that he’s been married 3 times, we don’t care that he fights with Megyn Kelly and Rosie O’Donnell, we don’t care that he doesn’t know the name of some Muslim terrorist.. This country became weak and bankrupt, our enemies were making fun of us, we are being invaded by illegals, we are becoming a nation of victims where every Tom, Ricardo, and Hasid is a special group with special rights to a point where we don’t even recognize the country we were born and raised in; “AND WE JUST WANT IT FIXED”.. And Trump is the only guy who seems to understand what the people want..


We’re sick of politicians, sick of the Democratic Party, sick of the Republican Party, and sick of illegals!.. We just want this thing fixed.. Trump may not be a Saint, but we didn’t vote for a Pope.. We voted for a man who doesn’t have lobbyist money holding him back, a man who doesn’t have political correctness restraining him.. We all know that he has been very successful, he’s a good negotiator, he has built a lot of things, and he’s also NOT a politician, NOT a cowardly politician.!.. And he says he’ll fix it.. And we believe him because he is too much of an egotist to be proven wrong, or looked at and called a liar.. Also, we don’t care if the guy has bad hair.. We just want those raccoons gone, out of our house, NOW!!!


You are welcome to copy/paste/share this.. Thousands of people who haven’t voted in 25 years seem to be getting involved.. And the more people get this message, the more that will understand why Trump was elected..The raccoons have got to go!!!

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Trump and leadership, an oxymoron?

Headline: “Nominees Who Got Nowhere”, “Dozens of people Trump chose to lead have either quit or gotten cut”. USA TODAY, 06.2019

The number is around 60, either self-withdrew, or Trump canceled the nomination, which was his nomination in the first place.

I’m sure by now most people despite their party affiliation have some doubt in their mind about our leader’s leadership capability.

Great leaders either chose great talent or have people who can. And great leaders know how to retain assess and retain talent. After all, talent is the key to successfully driving the enterprise!

Such a sad situation. We have this big, powerful, capable country and look at our “leaders”.

You just gotta wonder what the rest of the world thinks.

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“Secret Empires”

“Secret Empires” a book by Peter Schwiezer

I avoid political comments in this blog… but this one got the best of me!

The book can speak for itself.

Here’s an April 9, 2019 Washington Times analysis / opinion on the book “Secret Secret Empires CoverEmpires”.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/apr/9/book-review-secret-empires-by-peter-schweizer/

I’m not buying the book; it will not change anything. And why aggravate yourself over stuff you can’t change. You say to me, “that is why we have elections, to change what we are unsatisfied with”. My response, “even if you elect 50 new congressional people, assuming they are all of the highest integrity and honesty, that is only a 10% change. The 10% is not going to change the 90%.

The only thing for certain is that “THEY”, for sure, will not change it.

Why would “THEY”?

I will continue to vote … hope springs eternal!

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A Moment of Notoriety

Sitting in a New Bern, NC restaurant with friends, just finished eating.

Fleetwood MacWe are yet seated at the table and this 20 something strolls up to the table, politely excuses the intrusion, saying they swore I was Mick Fleetwood from the famous band, Fleetwood Mac.  And, she asked if I was.  I said no, I could tell by my bank account.

She stayed for a few minutes, fancifully and with great animation, going through her table’s conversation about, “is that really him” and we all talked about Fleetwood Mac.

Then she apologies again, and kindly, shyly asked me to stand so she could do a selfie with me. I did.

I relayed this tidbit to a friend of mine and he noted that I could not have been mistaken for Mick Fleetwood.  Mick is 6’3″ and your, 5’8″.  Notwithstanding my friend’s sarcastic comment…

…. I’m leaving for my world tour tomorrow!

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Really ?

I spent way too much time completing the surgical center’s pre-op online patient information prior to shoulder surgery on January 2nd… pages!  All that information is available at my surgeons’ office and my family doc’s office, in the same city.  Proximity is not important… please read on.

I complained about this to the surgical center to no avail.  I registered a complaint in my surgeon’s office and their answer was the office and the surgical centers are not related facilities.

Global CompetitionWhen the hell is the medical profession going to get real about central records on global servers?  That argument about proprietary information and confidentiality does not stand.  Just look at global transactions made and information storage used by business and industry and banking and their customers, suppliers.  Do those businesses get hacked? Yes. Do they recover, yes!  Do they abandon global record keeping, transactions and interfaces?  No!  They just get better at security!

And think of the advantages for the patient and physician:

  • So little paperwork in doc’s offices
  • New doc’s would know the patient’s entire medical history
  • That history could be updated as necessary following patient visits and procedures
  • Doc’s could see a patient’s script history before prescribing new/additional drugs
  • Few patients show up with a complete memory of all procedures, exams, drugs, allergic reactions, etc.

I’m sure the medical and information technology community could add many more bullets to the above list.

Really?

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