Archive for the ‘Microsoft’ Category

I recently found myself faced with a 2.5″ NTFS formatted laptop hard drive from a 5 year old laptop that wouldn’t cooperate and would constantly fail so I decided to try and recover what I could from the drive by running SpinRite, a great application from Steve Gibson of Gibson Research that I have used successfully […]

March 16th will mark one year since we generated our first formal wireframe comp for what has now become a very robust enterprise application for physicians and their clinical staff. This journey through building an initial prototype, development of a solid service oriented architecture, building the project, analyst and development teams, generating a solid user experience, engaging our customers and more importantly engaging everyone in a new agile methodology has been nothing short of an amazing journey to which I’m very proud of what we have all accomplished. As we approach formal implementation of a project kicked off just one year ago I would like to recognize some great vendors who helped us along our journey… Xby2, Seamgen, and Cynergy Systems and especially my development staff at WellMed who kicked us off in this new agile development effort.

Just because you can run your desktop app on a mobile devices doesn’t mean you should.

My issues with mobile computing in healthcare revolve around technologies that get in the way of providers and clinicians doing their core job which is attending to patients and not fumbling through hundreds of check boxes and interfaces designed to be used on a desktop.

I downloaded and installed the final release of Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala on my Dell M4400.  So far I’m very impressed with the fit and finish of this latest Linux release.  Evolution is one of the many e-mail clients avaialble for Linux but one of the very few with the ability to access your corporate […]

The installation for Windows 7 is much faster via USB than CD so I decided to cut as much time off any install as possible by installing the distribution media onto USB rather than the old-school circa 1998 CD-ROM method. If this interests you then continue reading…

So I’ve been running Windows 7 since early September when the release to production copy was opened up for MSDN subscribers.  I can honestly attest that this is by far the best relese of Windows to come out of Redmond to-date.  The ugly duckling known as Vista has shed its skin and what has emerged […]

Got Bing?

3, Sep 2009

I must admit I was surprised to see this can of liquid Bing in the cooler at the Microsoft Conference Center today.  I must admit that it offers a refreshing alternative to Google… In case you are wondering this can of Bing is sparkling water.

MSHUG 2009 Day One

2, Sep 2009

Day one is complete and this year the attendees seem a bit smaller than last year.  The presentations were good and can be downloaded from the mshug.org website.  I enjoyed the developer tracks more than others.  It is clear that our architecture decisions to move forward with a Silverlight implementation of a client application will […]

  I’ll be headed to Redmond, WA tomorrow for the 2009 Microsoft Healthcare User Group conference.   If you follow this blog you will remember I attended last year and came back with a slightly less jaded perspective of Microsoft’s efforts in the health care space.  As a company I think Microsoft has made some great strides in […]

Working in an environment with multiple OS’s can be challenging when you have to shuffle between multiple keyboards and mice. A KVM only offers a single view of one device at a time, which is challenging when you need to switch between them frequently. I’m a huge advocate of virtual machines but you are still […]


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