May 2013

Easing into Summer with a Little Bit of Math

by Jerome Carter on May 27, 2013 · 0 comments

There is nothing like a good book and a beach to kick of the start of summer.   For me, this means finally being able to finish The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood by James Gleick.   Information theory is not a subject for the faint-of-heart,  but Gleick’s treatment of Claude Shannon’s break-through work is […]


The HIPAA Security Rule…Revisited

by Jerome Carter on May 20, 2013 · 0 comments

In the September 2011 blog post, The Challenges of Meaningful Use in Small, Independent Practices, I reported on a talk given to a group of primary care practitioners and how their questions indicated they were having difficulties understanding MU requirements.   Perhaps the most surprising finding was that many attendees from practices that were already using […]


All-in-One: Mac, UNIX, and Windows 7

by Jerome Carter on May 13, 2013 · 0 comments

Another milestone has been reached in my quest to update my development skills and technical knowledge—I bought a MacBook Pro laptop!  After giving it a lot of thought, a Mac proved to be the best choice based on my learning goals and potential ROI.    I bought my first PC clone in mid-1980s and my first […]


Transferring tasks from paper to electronic systems always brings a few unexpected surprises.  Despite the best efforts of analysts and software designers, it is often difficult to capture all the nuances of any human activity, no matter how seemingly simple, within the confines of an electronic system.    Future users, being  unaware of all of the […]

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