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Sunday, October 31, 2010

The more knowledge you gain, the less certain you are of it.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Be tender to the young, compassionate to the aged, tolerant with the weak. For in your life you will be all of these.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Exciting project coming to fruition

For several years I've been working with health care providers to utilize social media to better connect with their communities.  I am very excited that a project is coming to fruition, the launching of the Social Media Health Network.   

The Social Media Health Network, a service of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media, will provide access to tools, resources and guidance for organizations and individuals that want to apply social media in health and health care. The Network will offer different membership options, including free and paid memberships. 

The online network uses open source content management tools and hosting infrastructure to facilitate future contributions and knowledge crowdsourcing from the Network member community. 

The charter members of the Social Media Health Network are:
  • Inova Health System, Reston, Virginia, USA
  • Mission Health Care, Asheville, North Carolina, USA
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
  • Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Technical Notes

I developed the site in Drupal, using off the shelf modules for functionality, when available.  Modifications to default functionality and 'look and feel' were made to better suit the health care community.  On the back end, the site is served from Amazon EC2, utilizing Pressflow, Memcahce and Apache SOLR to provide quick response and fast data searches.  PHPMyAdmin, ISPConfig and Traq are used for customer and server support.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

No matter how clever and complete your research is, there is always someone who knows more.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Best friends don't ask you: "Is something wrong?" Best friends ask you: "Whats wrong?"

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing. (Benjamin Franklin)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It is simple to make something complex, and complex to make something simple.

Monday, October 18, 2010

In today's technical environment, it is a requirement that we forget more than we learn.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still. (Chinese proverb)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Be more concerned about your character than about your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think of you.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The new version always manages to change the one feature you need most.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Ellen DeGeneres: "Just go up to somebody on the street and say You’re it! and just run away." Famous People

Sunday, October 10, 2010

If you are not thoroughly confused, you have not been thoroughly informed.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Being right is highly overrated. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Being listened to and heard is one of the greatest desires of the human heart. (Richard Carlson)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Don't fix something that ain't broke, 'cause you'll break it and you still can't fix it.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Vince Lombardi: "If it doesn't matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score? …. Go Ducks!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Walt Disney: "All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you."