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Interoperability in healthcare — finally … and how do you get the players to cooperate?

The federal health information technology coordinator recently released a report on how to improve interoperability in electronic health-record systems. The report, “Connecting Health and Care for the Nation, A Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap” calls for most providers to have the … Continue reading

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Where’s my computer?

While this information will prove to be more useful for Windows 8 users, it is also relevant to those using Windows 7. There are times when you need to access files directly on your computer.  Windows XP called it My … Continue reading

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Getting connected — by federal mandate?

Will it take yet another government mandate for connectivity between hospitals to occur? An interesting article in the “New York Times” entitled “Doctors find barriers to sharing digital medical records” succinctly describes the problem that still persists in the evolution … Continue reading

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Understanding Windows 8 security

Unlike its predecessor, Windows 8 comes with antivirus / antispyware software preinstalled.  The program is called Windows Defender. It replaces Microsoft Security Essentials, Microsoft’s free antivirus solution for its other operating systems.  Microsoft Security Essentials cannot be installed on Windows … Continue reading

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Surviving Windows 8

Windows 8 is a strange animal. The most important trick to surviving it is to not fight it. I’m not saying that I love Windows. Far from it! What I’m saying is that looking for what it does well instead … Continue reading

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