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Celebrating kismet: RSNA's 99th yearly gathering is Dec. 1-6

 By Phil Colpas, Managing Editor, on October 18, 2013

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Many of man’s most fantastic discoveries were found while he was searching for something else. Case in point: Celebrating its 99th scientific assembly and annual meeting in Chicago...

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Those were the days

 By Phil Colpas, Managing Editor, on September 13, 2013

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I remember watching reruns of “All in the Family,” which aired from 1971-79 on CBS. (You remember: “Boy the way Glenn Miller played. Songs that made the Hit Parade. Guys like us we...

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Huge ED admission spike is evidence of a much larger healthcare problem

 By Phil Colpas, Managing Editor, on August 19, 2013

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Recent findings by the RAND corporation reveal that more than four out of five (81.8 percent) unscheduled admissions to U.S. hospitals now come through the emergency department (ED), a huge jump from...

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e e cummings was a TRAILBLAZER

 By Phil Colpas, Managing Editor, on July 22, 2013

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Did the headline get your attention because it looks a little funny? Blame it on e e cummings. I remember that name, sans punctuation and capitalization, staring up at me through the pages of my...

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'Life is what happens when you're busy doing other things'

 By Phil Colpas, Managing Editor, on June 4, 2013

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John Lennon, who if he were still with us would be celebrating his 73rd birthday this October, famously said, “Life is what happens when you’re busy doing other things.” A...

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Who you callin' fat!?

 By Phil Colpas, Managing Editor, on April 22, 2013

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Let’s face it: Our collective health as a species has been mostly on the decline since we hit our personal, post-Industrial Revolution zenith; quite recently, in fact, when Homo sapiens boasted...

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HMT named one of '100 Health Care Organizations to Watch in 2013'

 By Phil Colpas, Managing Editor, on March 22, 2013

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Sometimes in life, it feels appropriate to toot one’s own horn, so to speak. So if you will permit me, now is one of those times. MHAprograms.org...

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How to KISS

 By Phil Colpas, Editor, on January 29, 2013

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It’s no secret that the world of healthcare IT is laden and littered with a veritable plethora of acronyms: EHR, MU, HIE, RAC, RCM … ad nauseum. If we can attach an acronym to a term,...

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HMT editor named to healthcare IT influencers list

 By Phil Colpas, Editor, on January 2, 2013

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A couple of weeks ago, I was delighted to learn that Schwartz MSL had included me on its list of the top 25 healthcare IT reporters in the country. Also on the list were representatives from several...

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Survey to determine impact of EMRs on doctor/patient interaction

 By Phil Colpas, Editor, on November 21, 2012

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Software Advice specializes in researching and reviewing software...

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A community built on wellness

 By Phil Colpas, Editor, on October 25, 2012

Phil ColpasI’m normally not a huge fan of master-planned neighborhoods, preferring instead a house surrounded by lots of trees and native plants at the dead end of a dirt road. However, Orlando’s Lake Nona...

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HMT celebrates 32 years

 By Phil Colpas, Managing Editor, on September 25, 2012

Tradition is an important part of any culture, the bedrock upon which a foundation is built. In business, tradition can dictate the lay of the land, help determine its appearance and establish parameters that will hopefully nurture...

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Better health begins with better understanding

 By Phil Colpas, Managing Editor, on September 5, 2012

As the U.S. healthcare model changes from rewarding for quantity to rewarding for quality, disease management is projected to be one of the fastest-growing segments in the industry, with healthcare IT vendors scrambling for a piece of...

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Smiling staff means a healthier hospital

 By Phil Colpas, Editor, on August 21, 2012

We’ve all heard the mantra: Keep your employees happy, and you’ll see positive results via increased productivity, ideas that are more creative and an ownership-of-product mentality, regardless of what that product might...

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When will healthcare IT actually improve the patient experience?

 By Phil Colpas, Managing Editor, on July 26, 2012

Did you ever get the feeling that no one even looks at the reams of paperwork we’re forced to fill out each and every time we visit a medical facility? See if this scenario sounds familiar: You enter your doctor’s...

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