One eMail is Not Enough

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Remember that TV show Eight is Enough? Ah those were the days. Life was simple; there were only 3 TV channels. The internet…wasn’t. The Atari 2600 might have existed at this point, I really don’t remember.  Pong was definitely around. Today things are drastically different With the government pushing medical practices to go electronic, there Read More

Here We ACO Again

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I’ve said before, I have nothing against ACO’s. I do think it is important, though, to realize that chances are good that our Government will not be able to create an efficient business model…for anything. I’m reminded of my time in the Air Force. In the mid-1990’s somebody at a high level in the Air Read More

How Apple Does it

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We frequently refer to your company computer policy.  This is the foundation by which your practice should operate day to day. Meaningful Use requires your practice to have, among other things, a Sanction Policy and a Termination Policy. The Wall Street Journal, on June 15,  contained an intereting article called Apple’s Retail Secrets. Did you Read More

Kept Clients in Dark

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You certainly don’t want your practice name to precede that headline in your local news paper. __________Kept Clients in Dark No two ways about it that is BAD. Yet we have major players screwing up seemingly straight forward issues. Sony with the (repeated) PSP hacks Weinergate – need I say more? Now we have Citibank Read More

How to Avoid a Weiner-gate

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If you haven’t heard yet, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has tweeted his way into a major problem. I will first start with a few jokes…I just can’t help it: “I see only two options here: Either Anthony Weiner has too many photos of his junk to keep track of, or ‘Certitiude’ is his nickname for Read More