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Posted on14. Jun, 2013 by Joe Lavelle.
Now that we are entering into Meaningful Use Stage 2 , when we visit one of the many outstanding hospitals that are found across our country, we all see that technology is being used in every step of a patient’s care, from admission information and initial imaging tests to sharing diagnoses with the resident taking over […]
Posted on15. May, 2013 by Joe Lavelle.
Amid the destruction and the terror that took place at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, there was nothing greater than the exhibitions of human kindness and courage that we were privileged to witness both that day and in the days that followed. Medics and ordinary citizens rushing into a smoky […]
Posted on06. May, 2013 by Joe Lavelle.
With celebrations around our country for Earth Day just barely in our rear-view mirrors, many of you probably can share examples of how the care taking of our planet was discussed in your community organizations, in your office, or at your child’s school. But, it’s not just a holiday designated some forty years ago that […]
Posted on11. Apr, 2013 by Joe Lavelle.
Maybe you are one of the fortunate ones and there are no details on your resume that require a little explaining. But, if you have spent long enough in the professional world, chances are that you have left at least one position under less than ideal circumstances. It could be because your job performance was […]
Posted on09. Apr, 2013 by Joe Lavelle.
I will admit that I never anticipated featuring Justin Bieber as a topic of a blog post. I am fairly confident in saying that his fan base is not comprised of the same people as my reading demographic. But, a recent article about Mr. Bieber’s onstage bout of illness and the lessons it has for […]
Posted on28. Mar, 2013 by Joe Lavelle.
So, you have heard that Health IT is a booming field and those who show great interest in your future financial security, like your parents or your spouse, have been urging you to consider joining its ranks. You have to admit, though, that the idea of staring at computers and breaking a person’s complex medical […]
Posted on20. Mar, 2013 by Joe Lavelle.
I don’t know how many of you have been following the characters on the show The Office for the past nine seasons, but their time on NBC is drawing to a close. Since I study and teach office environments for a living — specifically how you can navigate through one to achieve great professional success […]
Posted on28. Feb, 2013 by Joe Lavelle.
Some people are natural-born risk takers. They’ve probably been accepting every challenge since those childhood dares on the playground. Try skiing down a black diamond the first time you strap on some snow boots? Sure! Eat one of those hot dogs that have been rotating next to the cash register at the neighborhood gas station […]
Posted on22. Feb, 2013 by Joe Lavelle.
Which reward do you think more employees prefer — an end-of-the-year bonus that gets tacked onto that second December paycheck or an enthusiastic sharing of “job well done!” in front of their peers? Would you be surprised to learn that money is not the more valued of the two in creating a sense of long-term […]
Posted on30. Jan, 2013 by Joe Lavelle.
I find that discussions of placing technology in classrooms and technology in doctors’ exam rooms have some similarities. A teacher can hand the kids laptops for one research project a semester or create fancy PowerPoint presentations to accompany lectures just to be able to say that these innovations are being used, or she can integrate […]
Posted on15. Jan, 2013 by Joe Lavelle.
A new year is a time when many people are thinking about their careers and the goals they hope to meet . . . a promotion, a better office, perhaps even using those vacation days this year. Maybe January means reevaluating your professional path altogether. If you have been considering a change of course and […]