June 2012

EHR buyers have a choice of three delivery formats: classic client/server (C/S) (i.e., local area network-based), application service provider (ASP), and software as a service (SaaS).  Knowledge of the actual differences between these options renders decision-making less sensitive to marketing ploys.  The best way to understand the differences is by looking at a few software […]


The EHR Market and Biology 101

by Jerome Carter on June 25, 2012 · 1 comment

In freshman biology lab, I had to conduct the classic bacterial growth experiment.   The experiment measures how bacterial cultures respond when nutrients are introduced into their environment.   Colony growth exhibits a well-defined pattern of four distinct phases starting with a lag phase, followed by exponential growth, then a stationary period where growth stagnates, and finally […]

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What Are You Trying to Infer? – Part 2

by Jerome Carter on June 20, 2012 · 0 comments

Here is the solution to the puzzle.   The premises and rules of inference used at each step are provided after each conclusion.  The conclusions are numbered 1-4.   How did you do? For those who would like a more detailed explanation for why the converse and inverse forms are invalid, I have provided truth tables illustrating […]


What Are You Trying to Infer?

by Jerome Carter on June 18, 2012 · 0 comments

I have the unfortunate habit of reading comments on news sites.   Unlike the articles that precede them, comments are a free-for-all where logic rarely makes an appearance.   Interestingly, it really doesn’t matter whether the article is celebrity gossip or a research report, logic loses.   It’s easy to understand why. Logic is not a required subject […]


An EHR Changes Everything…

by Jerome Carter on June 13, 2012 · 0 comments

We are now three years into ARRA/HITECH, and yet implementation tales of woe with unexpected costs and decreased productivity are ever present.    Why? We have RECs, workforce enhancement programs, and more EHR consultants.  Even so, the fact that successful EHR implementation requires significant planning and attention to detail seems not to have sunk in.   It’s […]


Greatest Hits, Volume 3

by Jerome Carter on June 6, 2012 · 0 comments

Here are the final five posts, rounding out the top 15 greatest hits.   If someone can discern a pattern that can explain why these were the top 15, I would like to hear his/her reasoning. On another note, I would appreciate more feedback concerning the resource pages.   Are they helpful?  What would make them more […]


Greatest Hits, Volume 2

by Jerome Carter on June 4, 2012 · 0 comments

Things are progressing well.  I have been working on the issues involved in launching an internet startup.   The legal and accounting items have been addressed as much as can be this far out from launch, and now I am doing a first-pass review of cloud hosting services.   The cloud hosting space is amazing.  The number […]