Meaninful Use and EHRs

Lack Of Data Standard, Not Meaningful Use To Blame For Crap EHR Systems

Let's not blame the carrot (Meaningful use) for the stick (Electronic Health Record systems) being too short! If we want to make Electronic Health Record systems (and Practice Management systems) better, cheaper and actually innovate, then we need a standard schema for how core data is stored so that it can be easily exported to a different EHR … Continue reading Lack Of Data Standard, Not Meaningful Use To Blame For Crap EHR Systems

Asterisk - The Enemy of Honesty

The Asterisk – The Enemy Of Honesty

Spare a thought for the humble asterisk (*). It has so many uses, yet none as reviled as its use in marketing. Every time you see one you know that there are special terms and conditions that apply, and that things just aren't what the seem Unlimited* is never the same as truly unlimited. Free* … Continue reading The Asterisk – The Enemy Of Honesty

Podcasting and Soaccial Proof - Paul OFlaherty

Podcasting and Social Proof – A Missed Opportunity

There's a missed opportunity for podcast hosting companies such as Libsyn, Blubrry and now SoundCloud, to bring social proof to podcasting simply by opening up an API that allows plugins to poll download numbers and display them next to podcast players. Blubrry already has the excellent PowerPress plugin, which I am sure the vast majority … Continue reading Podcasting and Social Proof – A Missed Opportunity

Fake It ‘Til You Make It – The Thin Veneer Of Social Media?

The Higton Bros may have hit an uncomfortable nail squarely on the head with this video about the reality behind the status updates of our friends and those we follow online. Facebook can be depressing because everyone else's lives are better than yours... But are they really? The video hasn't lost any of its relevance … Continue reading Fake It ‘Til You Make It – The Thin Veneer Of Social Media?

Valentines Diamond

The Beatles Had It Right – Can’t Buy Me Love

So, Valentine's Day, eh? My beautiful wife is rather fond of pointing out that "all men pay for it in the end", and yes Sara's talking about sex. She's not implying that all women are prostitutes, but instead referring to how relationships function and the simple fact that if you want to get something, 99% … Continue reading The Beatles Had It Right – Can’t Buy Me Love

Dear Podcasters, You’re Ruining My Run (Podcast Loudness)

I've been making a concerted effort to get back into shape and while I'd love to say that my beer-gut is diminishing, sadly the most noticeable result has been a growing irritability caused by podcasts that are all published at different audio levels. Let's talk about LUFS: Loudness, K-weighted, relative to Full Scale (or LKFS) is a loudness … Continue reading Dear Podcasters, You’re Ruining My Run (Podcast Loudness)

LinkedIn Spam

LinkedIn’s Group Spam Problem Is Almost Unbearable

Not the first to complain about the spam problem that plagues LinkedIn groups, but I shall definitely jump on the bandwagon because it feels like it's escalating lately. I've been rather careful about the groups I've joined (a mere 20) and changed all my settings to receive only digest emails only for the groups I'm most interested … Continue reading LinkedIn’s Group Spam Problem Is Almost Unbearable

The Truth About New Year’s Resolutions… They Suck!

Most of us make New Year's resolutions and most of us fail to keep them. It's not because we didn't have the intention to keep or achieve them, it's simply because they were unrealistic to begin with. Last year I had resolved to write a book in 2014. It didn't happen because I over-estimated the … Continue reading The Truth About New Year’s Resolutions… They Suck!