Monthly Archives: July 2014

Learning and sharing. TYYO, WRIE, WRIHC

It’s important for each of us to continually increase our knowledge and do things to improve ourself.  One of the ways to do that is to seek training and understanding in areas that improve our ability to do the things we … Continue reading

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Predictions are hard, pessimism is easy

The blue line in the chart is projected health care spending over the next 5 years in 2009, the yellow line is actual spending through 2014. Just five years ago, with federal deficits soaring to record highs, it was easy … Continue reading

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Vote August 5

When Missourians head to the polls on Aug. 5, they will know exactly what their tax dollars will bring to the state if they approve Constitutional Amendment 7. That’s because the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has approved a list of … Continue reading

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Goal set. Goal achieved.

  This is the picture of a man who just achieved a goal that was months in the making. Dr. Craig Eaton, Superintendent of the Clinton School District, is pictured above at the completion of a 100 mile bike race on … Continue reading

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$800,000 drop off

Sometimes something happens and you ask yourself “What were they thinking?” The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently fined a health system $800,000 because of an alleged HIPAA violation.  The health system recently took custody of between 5,000 and 8,000 paper … Continue reading

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Last Place

A recent report compared 11 advanced industrial countries in terms of health care efficiency and outcomes.  The United States ranked last on issues involving cost of care, duplicate tests, avoidable emergency room visits.  It also ranked last on indicators of healthy … Continue reading

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The boys of summer

My youngest son will turn one in a couple of weeks and my oldest is five.  The youngest is starting to define his personality.  Like all one year olds, he’s cute.  He’s got three teeth and when he smiles he … Continue reading

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