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Powerpoint vulnerabilities

Well, looks like good ole Powerpoint has a new exploit. For all you tech types who are rolling your eyes you should look on this as an opportunity. Why you ask? Mostly because of MS’ great new security tool EMET. The details on the CVE list a quick fix using EMET that you can deploy. … Continue reading

Own your own domain name? You ought to see this.

Lots of folks who own and run their own internet domains don’t pay enough attention to site security. Just ran across a guy who is doing validation on you SHA certificates (security). Have a look here if you do so you can check and correct things if it matters to you. Fairly easy.

Oh you’re insecure? So’s email

Talk to healthcare providers all the time who have no clue about some of the tools they are using and how they compromise consumer/patient privacy and security. Our friends at Sophos wrote a pretty good little summary on the topic. Check it out here.

Nasty Day for Healthcare IT

It wasn’t a good day for Healthcare IT. First an article… Tech Pros not doing enough security work. Then a couple of data breach articles. BTW, I can remember thinking when I was actually managing a system, “I’m sure glad I work in Healthcare. Who’d want to steal any of this stuff?” Evanston Santa Rosa CA … Continue reading

Why do we think Google and Facebook are free?

I like presentations where information and graphic presentation cross to get a concept communicated. Here is a great example via Vimeo that speaks to how we are bought and sold by corporate giants like Facebook and Google. View here.

Is SOPA really the end all?

I’ve been surfing again… I admit it. Ran across this really insightful piece by Cory Doctrow (via BOINGBOING). Need to pass it on. Its a little geeky but understandable and intelligent. Recommended!

SAMHSA & Social Media

I’ve recently had a couple of my clients query me on the use of social media within a behavioral health setting. Up until recently there hasn’t been much guidance I’ve been able to give in this area. Primarily this has been due to privacy concerns and the lack of reasonable tool sets to facilitate these … Continue reading

Practical HIO

For many of us in the Behavioral Health field it is somewhat disturbing that physical health, at least in California, is so very far ahead of us. We are doing lots of catch up these days. Every tool we can find is an advantage. It’s with this in mind that I bring your attention to … Continue reading

CIMH Behavioral IT Conference materials

The recent California Institute of Mental Health (CIMH) Behavioral IT conference produced a wealth of resources and presentations. As I’ve mentioned in the past, I was particularly taken with Dr. Jurgen Unutzer’s presentation on collaborations between physical and behavioral health. Go have a look. These are recommended.

My favorite project management quote…

“The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of have been, into every corner of our minds.” -John Maynard Keynes- So far as I can tell, this may be the biggest single hurdle that a project manager must overcome when … Continue reading