Archive for the ‘Random Notes’ Category

In Which I Rock a Major Health Care Trade Show

Friday, April 17th, 2015

There I was, in good old Chicago this week, ready to MC the terribly cool health care shindig, HIStalkapalooza. A hot tic at the vast HIMSS15 health care information technology trade show at McCormick Place, the Palooza was held at the famed House of Blues, crowded with nearly 800 rockin’ health care wizards. Sponsored by […]

Best Reads of 2014…

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

That time again. Though I really don’t like year-end lists, the notion of reading by the clock, here you go. What did Patti Smith say about the clock?   And as Mel Brooks said, “work work work work…”  Make that “read read read read….”  And “write write write write…”  And my top two novels of the year are: […]

Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey…

Friday, November 7th, 2014

(This review was originally published in the Washington Independent Review of Books, November 2014.) At some point in the late 1970s, smart-alecky teenager Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, flips on some New York radio station. Bruce Springsteen comes blaring out and all that passion, fire and teenage angst reaches out and touches this kid somewhere in the swamps […]

20th Century Man…

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

(This post was published on the hugely influential health care technology news site, HIStalk, on July 30, 2014.)    “I work in healthcare during the day, then I go home to the 21st century.” Dave Levin, MD, Founder/CEO of Tres Rios Group, (@DaveLevinMD) uttered these stinging words at last week’s OnBase + Epic User Forum […]

Everything’s Rock ‘n’ Roll…

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

The Guts By Roddy Doyle Viking (This review was originally published in The Washington Independent Review of Books on February 18, 2014.) So, Roddy Doyle. Another venerable Irishman with the gift of gab, a fine writer who charmed the hell out his readers with his first novel, The Commitments (1989), a tale of the passion inspired by […]