Saturday, March 28, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Times They Are A-Changin'

The cost for a full implementation of the eClincalWorks EHR purchased through Sam's Club is $25,000 for the first clinician in an office and $10,000 per additional clinician. It is a Software as a Service model, leveraging the cloud computing infrastructure that eClinicalWorks has deployed throughout the country. The price includes:

*Office hardware (desktops, laptops, printers)
*Installation of the hardware
*Installation of the eCW software clients which Dell includes as part of the operating system image on the hardware
*Data Center support
*e-Prescribing integration
*Specialty specific templates i.e. cardiology, pediatrics
*12 weeks of project management
*5 days of onsite training by eCW staff
*Free unlimited online webinars (offered 30 times/week)
*The first year of support

I think this is disruptive hidden as mundane. I did not expect to see enterprise software on sale at Sam's Club :-).

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Take that iphone-i-will-force-att-on-you world


I am hoping this will eventually significantly improve my "quality of life" with the bb-flip.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Nod to SXSW

I live in Austin; so it is hard to ignore SXSW. No I am not a luddite :-)

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Tonight we learn that Goldman Sachs is lending the money we lent them
to their employees . You can’t make this stuff up.
Concurrent with this is the fact that Obama would like our military
veterans to fight for their healthcare benefits with PRIVATE insurance
companies . It seems like the NFL’s Gene Upshaw is now running Obama’s
military healthcare plan. Lovely.
Other than Stocktwits, Comedy Central is your best bet for financial
advice for the forseeable future and god willing Comedy Central will
purchase or partner with us to bring us one step closer to financial
programming nirvana.

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Pace of Wealth Destruction = (Order of Mag.) x Pace of wealth creation

  1. Freddie Mac reported a $23.9 billion Q4 loss and said that it will need $30.8 billion  from the US Treasury. For all of 2008, the company lost $50.1 billion. In 2007, they lost $3.1 billion. Their two year loss exceeds the $42 billion that they earned from1971 – 2006. Fannie lost $25.2 billion in Q4.
  2. Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman said that up to 45% of the world’s wealth has been destroyed by the global crisis. He said it’s harder to find people to screw.

 Source: Market Update – March 15, 2009.

Author: Sandy Leeds


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Wednesday, March 11, 2009



Simplicity can be your friend, if you know what you are doing.

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Friday, March 06, 2009

Oh Snap

1. Yes I am geek
2. You have no idea, how many of our life's problems arise because of this fundamental mistake.
3. If you think this is Duh!, go read Black Swan

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Thursday, March 05, 2009

If I can give you ONE secret for 2009 it is this



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We have arrived

This is the accompanying picture for an article titled "Working at Night Messes with Your Metabolism". Yessir, this is now the proud domain of the Indian software engineer.

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Sign of the Time / "Compassionate Marketing"?

FedEx Office to offer free resume printing March 10

Austin Business Journal

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Sunday, March 01, 2009

The Ascent of Money - highly recommended

I spent ~2hrs this weekend watching the entire show online. It is brilliantly produced. Starts from the root of the word credit and Sumerian clay tablets which are the first known instance of "pay the bearer" documents; moves to the Medici family - the first true bankers and ends in the middle of 2008. It takes us through the beginnings of the stock market, the bond market, the futures market, the options market, the Myron Shultz model and along the way includes interviews with some of the key players. 

As one of the commentators pointed, if there is a bone to be picked, it is the fact that this piece criticizes the private market but takes no stance on policy decision made by governments which led to disruptions of comparable magnitude. 

"In 2006 the world's total economical output was worth around 47 Trillion dollars (12 zeros). The total value of the stock and bond markets was 119 Trillion dollars and the amount outstanding of the strange new financial life form known as derivatives was 473 Trillion dollars. By the summer of 2007, it seemed as if earth had turned into planet finance".

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