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Tips from a road warrior (15): Who cares about meals these days?

I was on board for the first leg of a long intercontinental flight when I noticed that we were already 10 minutes past the departure time. As I was upgraded to business class (one of the very few perks I … Continue reading

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What is happening AHRA these days?

I enjoy attending the annual meetings of the professional organization for radiology administrators, the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA), for several reasons. I especially enjoyed the most recent one, which took place in Dallas. First of all, they have a … Continue reading

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Tips from a Road Warrior (13): Plan Your Retirement

The airlines have a very nice way of retiring their pilots. I once witnessed the last flight of a senior pilot, which was an interesting experience. First of all, they treated it like a celebration, his spouse was included and … Continue reading

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VHR Lessons Learned for PHR/EHR Implementations

It seems that every time we vacation with our dogs, we end up at a veterinarian as they contract some disease or injury. In any case, we get to know different veterinarians, in this case somewhere in Colorado. We needed … Continue reading

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Tips from a Road Warrior (12): Check Your Connections

The majority of my travel stories deal with my travels to India, as this country, despite its high tech image, still has so many infrastructure problems and issues that I typically characterize it as operating in “controlled chaos.” Yes there … Continue reading

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Tips from a Road Warrior (11): Have a backup for your back-up plan

The recent actions in Pakistan brought back memories of the 9/11 events when I was literally a mile away from the Pentagon. I was on the 11th floor at a DICOM working group meeting with a clear view of most … Continue reading

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Tips from a Road Warrior (10): Keep Your Eyes Wide Open.

One of my never-ending fears is that I forget something when going through the security check points in airports. I try to have a system for collecting my things after passing through the screen, i.e. first I retrieve my computer … Continue reading

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Tips From A Road Warrior (9): Always Go To The Source.

India is a very interesting country that I characterize as being under a constant state of semi-controlled chaos. As a matter of fact, even though on average I only travel there once a year, my “interesting” travel experiences in India … Continue reading

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HIMSS2011 Recap: It’s All About Integration

The 50th HIMSS meeting held in Orlando, FL, drew more than 30,000 attendees, with large representations from outside the USA. For example, the Dutch arrived with a group of 250 people, which is quite a large contingent considering they have … Continue reading

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Tips From a Road Warrior (8): Make Sure You Don’t Get Wet.

One would think that flight attendants know how to secure their supplies in the galley of an airplane as this is a daily routine for them. Every now and then, however, I hear something falling as the plane touches down, … Continue reading

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